Since my fascination with Emmanuelle Alt and her baglessness began a few weeks ago, I’ve been working on carrying fewer things with me as I wander about in the world. Men are quite skilled at this. Yes, women require accoutrements that men can go with out. But lipstick is not that large, ladies. There’s no real reason why we should sacrifice our spines in the name of having EVERY POSSIBLE THING YOU MIGHT NEED on your person at all times. You do not need your entire make-up kit. How often do you have time to reapply? Perhaps a small compact would do the trick. You do not need that hardcover book. Join us in 2011 and read something on your mobile device. I’m not sure what to say if you still use a Dayrunner. With a little planning and some strategic pockets, it just might be possible to be as blissfully handsfree as those lucky guys out there.
And so you don’t think I’m all talk, I’m giving the handbag-free life a whirl during New York’s upcoming fashion week (who’s with me?). Will I be a disorganized mess with pens, notes and business cards falling from my pockets? Or will I be freewheeling and liberated like Ms. Alt? Stay tuned to find out! Here’s an idea for day one of fashion week: lots of pockets (but bulging them out would be most unattractive; will do my best).
T BY ALEXANDER WANG 53881 WHITE TENCEL RIBBED LONG SLEEVE TEE, 75 GBP
Dolce Vita Grayson Coat, $150
Hayden-Harnett DENMARE Trousers, Charcoal, $318
Anna Sui – 80 Denier Solid Microfiber Tights (Black) – Hosiery, $24
Loeffler Randall Simone Suede Booties on Prism Heel, $313
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