December 30, 2017

Park & Cube

ParknCube_JOSEPH-bags-001 Leather ‘Ryder’ bag – JOSEPH Created for JOSEPH creative direction & product photography SHINI PARK photography SIMON SCHMIDT assist VALENTINA STANDHARTINGER linen suit JOSEPH trainers EYTYS bag ‘Ryder’ bowling bag JOSEPH Practicality is the name of the game, and JOSEPH knows it like a seasoned quarterback. The new bag & leather accessories collection borrows from the boys but also a nod to uniform, both things – I’ll be honest – that make me swipe right*. That isn’t to say, that the pieces are to be taken too seriously. On the contrary, the Ryder is a stellar upgrade to the everyday work bag with a twist of bowling, the Mortimer a versatile everyday clutch, and don’t even talk to me about the how clam-shaped Cosmetic Pouches with contrast stitching remind me of Linguine alle vongole with a glass of dry Chardonnay. ‘Blue Chair’ painting Jonathan Schofield Silk ‘Elvi’ blouse JOSEPH ‘Sevres’ leather bag JOSEPH ‘Black Doris 2.0′ sunglasses Roberi & Fraud Cotton silk ‘Laurel’ skirt JOSEPH Ellipse earrings AllBlues SS18 Sneakers Louis Vuitton The trick is in refreshed essentials: the bucket bag gets a new ‘do. *Technically, I do not have first-hand experience with dating apps, given the 12-year relationship, but the single millenials in the office say that’s what kids do these days. dress JOSEPH, sliders, leather ‘Mortimer’ bag JOSEPH The messenger There’s a crispness to the Mortimer that smartens any frumpy getup (everyday in this dank London weather). The zips are nifty too, swipe left into a wristlet, or zip right to convert into a boxy shoulder-strap. Ultra Clarifying Face Oil Sunday Riley Leather ‘Mortimer’ Bag JOSEPH Faux-leather nautical cap Zara Faux-leather skirt JOSEPH Oversized cotton shirt M.I.H Jeans ‘Berlin Living Rooms’ book Apartamento Rope Hoops Reliquia Merino turtleneck JOSEPH Leather cosmetic pouch JOSEPH Cylinder heel mules JW Anderson Break up an all-black look with an oversized shirt, finished off with graphic accessories.