Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Accessorizing

I'm not much of an accessory fan, wearing very little jewelry and allergic to it bags of all kinds. However, I do need to carry my essentials, including a book (always) and some water; I always choose leather-free deigns that are as light as possible and preferably handmade. This graphic, geometrical felt bag found on Etsy fulfills all these requirements with style.

The bakelite ring I bought from Petit Oiseau and a bird necklace (from Rag Trader) I gave a friend for Christmas.

And since so many of you liked the pics of me trying hats at a Parisian department store (see them here), I thought I'd share 2 more pics from the series...

25 comments:

Giulia said...

You found a felt bag that doesn't look dumb. Where on etsy? Oh please share, M-L. We live on opposite coasts...I won't copy all the time.:)

You look wonderful trying on hats with your capelet. I'm still undecided as I worry with my current avoirdupois, the capelet will make me look ridiculous....hmmm. I almost ordered yesterday but am on fence now. Any advice? I usually do not have buyer's remorse, I have I-should've-bought-it remorse. But am brain-fogged this week.

ciao-meow (from Giulia, too).

Giulia said...

Found the felt bag (from Poland right?)..she's on holiday until month's end so I have time for that. But capelet semi-crise continues.

Mary-Laure said...

GIULIA - yes, the bag is from Poland; the reason I did not include a link to the seller's shop is that the transaction was a bit difficult; my mum ordered it for me, and when it didn't arrive she repeatedly tried to contact the seller, who totally ignored her.
It all ended well and the bag arrived, but I thought you should know about this experience.
The caplet - I find caplets very chic; like everything else, it can be ridiculous if worn in a ridiculous way, or great if worn with style.
Go for it!

Debra said...

I love your ring and all of those hats! I have a decent collection of hats that I love. Please stop by and see Pickle's new accessory.
I think Benjy needs a little something from this site.

Giulia said...

Thanks, M-L. Yes, I did need to know that...I have enough stress. Will keep an eye out. I'm not lacking in this area at moment. Re: capes. I can wear those...I'm worried about lower half looking gigantic due to length of a -let. Will think about it. xo

Simply Mel said...

Love these photos! The felt bag is fabulous!

Mary-Laure said...

DEBRA - eager to see Pickle's new accessory!
But I'd also love to see your hat collection - you know how much I adore hats...

Poetikat said...

I love your blog! I'll be following you from now on. (I'm a hat-lover and a cat-lover, but I love dogs too!)

Kat

drollgirl said...

i am an accessory queen! or worse! mad for jewelry, but i know it isn't for everyone!

and i LOVE your geometric bag. VERY COOL!

Mary-Laure said...

POETIKAT - welcome to AUREA! I love cats, too - check out my cat posts:
http://mary-laure.blogspot.com/search/label/cats

DROLLGIRL - yes, I'm pretty shy when it comes to accessories. I'd like to see your favorites on your blog for inspiration.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

The bag is fabulous! Too bad about the shipping issues... And your hat photos are quite mischievous and sweet.

danica said...

fabulous! i don't think anyone wears hats as well as you, mary-laure.

karina Manghi said...

ue linda es la cartera y me matan esos sombreros que te probas!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

that reminds me of when i travel...i like to try on hats in the department stores. always do it at Barney's in NYC!
xox alison

Laura in Paris said...

Love your accessoires! And you are Vogue worthy too!

Mary-Laure said...

MADEMOISELLE - ah yes, when I am in NYC I love going to Barneys too, and trying all kinds of things. It's really my favorite department store.

If Jane said...

i noticed the bag immeiately! ;))

Alexandra Mason said...

love the felt bag!

xx

Marci said...

Me gustó verte con sombrero de nuevo!!
precisamente, vengo de leer ahora que en España se utilizan poco.


P.D: sí, Madame Dudevant estuvo un tiempo en Mallorca a compañando al compositor Chopin.Escribió incluso un libro "Un hiver a Majorque" en el que no quedamos muy bien parados, pero con toda la razón...
Si me animo, haré unas fotos al sitio donde estuvieron alojados y lo pondré en mi blog.

pennycones said...

I had to look twice at your grey bag as initially, I wasnt sure what it was. Its great! Love it.

Yeah, I too like your hat pictures. Start a theme going!

Angie Muresan said...

That first hat is something else! And I'm not much on accessorizing either.

Mlle Paradis said...

Hi Mary Laure - Just popping by to say thanks for visiting my blog and that I think Mary Laure is one of the prettiest names ever. Lucky you. And what an exotic life. I can't say I have a background half as exotic as you but having just moved from NYC to Honolulu to LA in 3 years, I just ask people: "Where would you LIKE me to be from?" Oh and please let Saki know that if he every fancies a change of scenery, we might have extra space on our sofa! Toodles!

Fifi Flowers said...

You look FAB in hats!!!

Sam said...

Felt bags are perfection!! So comfortable! I love that you've put up some more hattie shots!! Thank you!

katiecrackernuts said...

Tee hee. Love the hats.