January 22, 2011

Anyone Say Bum-Bag?


I got this Chesneau purse/ small bag from my Dad about five years ago for Christmas. To my shame, despite having it for so long, the tags were still waiting to be cut off. I am not a small bag kind of gal. I like a big, roomy bag, despite the effort of trying to find all my items, which magically disappear in said bag. But this beautifully crafted leather good was crying to be taken out of the house.

'First, I need to add something extra to you, Chesneau.' (A bit weird to be talking to a bag-not even a bag-a purse, yes?) So, I strolled in to River Island, confident in the knowledge that I would find something fabulous for this purse.......





....That something fabulous happened to be this scarf. At the back of the purse, you can attach a scarf/ strap and I took full advantage of this added feature.



Some might wonder what I might do with this...? Bum-bag, anyone? A very elegant bum-bag at that. They have been making a comeback after all! What do you think-would you wear this as a bum-bag? Be honest!



Bag: Chesneau
Scarf: River Island

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29 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh it came out great!! :)
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A La Mode et Plus! said...

Lovely DIY project! That scarf is so beautiful!!

Fashion Queen said...

I really love it, great job.

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Chesneau is such great quality.
Very clever idea - I think it will look great! xxx Comtesse xxx

MarchMusings said...

I like the step-by-step look at the process. It's nice to see how the shopping process takes place.

ryan said...

It came out beautiful, I love it!

Andrés Corella said...

mmm not sure..I will have to look at you wearing it...but, in that case it would probably look fabulous haha

xx
Andy

alannah. said...

cute bag with the scarf!x





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classiq said...

The bag is not my style, but the DIY is ingenious and the scarf lovely.

johanna said...

I LOVE IT ist's so cool

BusiChic said...

I've just gotten a new bicycle (built for me by my lovely brother) that doesn't have any space for a basket - your creation would be perfect as a cycle-stylish accessory - non?

Leia said...

It looks so pretty with the scarf addition!

Leia

FashionJazz said...

Fab idea!!! xx

Jules said...

i strangely really like it! it'd look great at a festival or somewhere like that! x

Audrey Allure said...

I'm more of a big bag person too, but I think it does look great with the scarf!

Couture Carrie said...

Love it, darling!
That scarf is gorgeous!

xoxox,
CC

Marie a la Mode said...

Great idea! Yes to the bum bag!

Christine Lilwood said...

Great idea. But brown leather can be exting with right thing ;) http://fashionismyway.blogspot.com/2011/01/versace-spring-2011-campaign.html

ana said...

Good idea....i love it!

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Becky said...

I would definitely wear this as a purse bag!! Good idea with the scarf! x

Danielle Du Jour said...

so cute!

Danielle

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Nico said...

wow! lovely!

xx

Lee Oliveira said...

What a gorgeous purse... Love the idea too
Lee x

QueenDesi said...

ok, simple trick to make this purse look more interesting..
will try it :)

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Pratishtha Durga said...

I totally would! It's such an adorable little bag! I am glad you are finally using it. It would be a shame not to.

losaway said...

Love your DIY :)
XX

Aimee said...

Lovely diy! xx

Sarah said...

I love bum bags (shameful secret I know) The leather and Hermes-like scarf makes it a very classy combo indeed!

Suzin S said...

Love that scarf, i have a few similar to it!x