Mackage x PurseBlog Nomad

Megs Mahoney Dusil and Vladimir Dusil of

Sarah Jessica Parker’s character on “Sex And The City” once said, “I’m thinking balls are to men, what purses are to women. It’s just a little bag but we’d feel naked in public without it.”  

I say a purse, perhaps more so than anything else in fashion, is all about the details.
After last night’s Mackage runway show, the brand hosted a pop-up at the Soho House. It was here I met Megs Mahoney Dusil, co-founder and chief editor of the wickedly popular, who worked with Mackage to create the Nomad. 
The Nomad is like the Swiss Army knife of purses. It does everything!  Megs wanted a bag that appealed to the busy, modern woman – functional, but works with everything in her closet.
“It’s actually three bags in one – you can carry it all together, or separate the two storage sections to be carried as two small clutches, plus all options allow you to use the shoulder strap if you’d like,” she explains on her site. “The two sections are connected by a cool zipper that adds a nice metallic element, and the black box leather is sturdy and sleek.  We added a special finishing touch with blue edge paint.”
This is the first design collaboration for both Mackage and Megs, who had a blast working with Mackage designers Elisa and Eran. I love seeing designers collaborate with bloggers.
Ahem, I said, I LOVE seeing designers collaborate with bloggers.
The Nomad retails for $395.00 and is available for pre-order.

A City Girl’s Best Bag

Hello July, where did you come from? Forgive my absence from posting. Time flies when you’re having fun working.

Truthfully, I have fit in some fun. After all, what would summer be without it? Sure, there’s the occasional cottage visit but I love summers in the city. Whether it’s New York, Amsterdam or, of course, Toronto, lately you’re likely to catch me on two wheels toting my favourite new bag.

Peter Kent is a line of beautiful leather handbags from Argentina. I’ve admired their delicious totes, purses and clutches on ladies around Toronto for years. But I had been on the lookout for a tasteful backpack fit for a fashion forward, city cyclist like myself and finally found it in Peter Kent.

This exquisite bag stands out – simple, elegant, luxurious off white leather with black leather straps. And the inside pop of color is just so…me.

Two wheeling in Amsterdam, July 2012