Fashion / RUSSH LOVES

Keepsakes and crossbody bags: this week’s fashion favourites

One of each please. From petite sized statement leather bags to the 90s inspired hair trend taking over. Fashion Editor Natalie Petrevski shares her RUSSH Loves accessories for the week.

Balenciaga

The mini micro bag obsession continues to reign, however this is a trend that does not serve well for functionality. For example, where do we fit our ever-expanding mobile phones? As if listening to our prayers, Balenciaga has produced exactly the carrier we need, aptly named the Shopping Phone Holder bag. This mini shoulder bag is adorned with the Balenciaga logo and rendered in smooth, textured leather (available in an assortment of colours and prints). Perfect for your phone, cards and even sunglasses. You only need the essentials.

BALENCIAGA bag

Bottega Veneta

Bottega is back. With new creative director Daniel Lee in charge, the latest Autumn Winter 19 collection provided a  throwback to BV’s leather heritage, complete with stand out accessories. Top runners include the Mini Trunk bag and Bean Crossbody bag, further fuelling our tiny bag infatuation. The Mini Trunk features a padded leather exterior, metal handle and detachable leather strap, while the Bean Crossbody boasts a half moon closure in gold and silver finish, smooth leather and detachable shoulder strap. Which one first?

BOTTEGA VENETA Mini Trunk and Bean Crossbody bags

Chaumet

A collection designed to celebrate meaningful relationships and mark the unique stages of life that link two people together. The Liens Évidence series by Chaumet jewellery is our latest obsession, complete with multiple sets of earrings, rings and bracelets. Favourites include the Liens Évidence hardware style bracelets in white and pink gold, finished with diamonds (of course). Together forever? You can bet on it.

CHAUMET Liens Évidence in white and pink gold

Reliquia

It’s like the 90s never ended. First we were flooded with beaded, crystal and oversized hair clips, and now Reliquia jewellery’s latest offering extends into vintage-inspired headbands. Choices ranging from the Zoe, a classic thick padded style in an assortment of colours and prints in a satin finish, or the Aurora, a plush plaited style with a luxury velvet finish. It’s Clueless all over again.

RELIQUIA Aurora headband in green, pink and navy, and Zoe headband in black, blue and brown