Before we start, a huge shout-out to artist/illustrator Paola van der Hulst, who drew this beautiful illustration featuring Celine’s F/W14 ad campaign that features model Daria Werbowy and the subject of today’s post, the Belt Bag. Hailing from Mexico, Paola also has a line of fine jewellery for sale which you could have a look at via this link here.
Now for the bag proper. It’s not hard to love the Céline Belt Bag, a new addition to the family that looks like the lovechild of the Luggage and the Trapeze, albeit a cleaner, toned-down variation of her parents. Featuring a soft, slightly rubenesque body with extended sides, its front flap is anchored with belt-like detailing (and hence the name, I suppose) and topped with a generous top handle, great for wearing it under the shoulder.
A great contender for those looking for something less common and stiff (yes, I’m referring to her ‘parents’), the Belt Bag is strangely familiar and new all at once, which I attribute solely to the magic that’s Phoebe Philo. Available now at Céline boutiques in Singapore, this baby could be yours for around SGD3500 or so.