This week at the secret garden terrace at The Belgraves Hotel in
Knightsbridge, super-styler Laura Bailey introduced her latest
collaboration with British accessories brand Radley.
And I'd like to report, that the collection is a winner; an
entire family of bags made in that happiest of marriages - canvas
and tan leather - the sort of pieces that Nicole Diver (Tender is
the Night) would have gaily travelled to South of France with.
The largest holdall seems made for last minute weekend
adventures. Big enough to shove everything in, but still travel
light and look chic. "It's good, isn't it," says Bailey, wearing
her enviable trademark mix of high-low fashion - a cotton vest plus
Chanel jacket. "And look," she adds, pulling out babuschka
doll-style a small matching purse, "A clutch for your mobile,
passport and a lipstick!"
Look out too for 'Brewster', a small, circular cross-body bag
that cries out to be worn for a weekend in Rome and can't fail to
make it's wearer feel girlish with a 70s twist.