We can’t seem to get our fill of tribal bags these days and for us, “tribal” never tires. After seeing this Wayuu Mochila bag in the newest J.Crew catalogue, it reminded me of a photo I saw a few months ago on Vogue.com and that I was envious ever since. Mochila bags are made by Wayuu Ameriindian tribeswomen, an indigenous people who live near the borders of both Colombia and Venezuela. The process of making each bag is incredibly labor intensive–it takes over 40 hours to make each one! The women of the Wayuu make the bags in an effort to earn a livelihood, and to improve and sustain their community. The bag at J.Crew has recently sold out so I scoured the internet and found these stunning colorful ones that will do just fine (and cost less!):
Mochila bags approx $120 from The Wayuu Taya Foundation, where all the sales proceeds go to benefiting the Wayuú indigenous people.
Honestly…I feel in love with every single piece from Manoush‘s line when I first discovered it. The designer behind Manoush (meaning “Gypsy” in French) is Trou-Roy, a young Parisian designer who is so freaking girlie–I love it. The details in her clothing blow me away and her style is poetic, bohemian, and feminine. I personally liked her Fall/Winter 09 collection better, but it is all just so good. Save a few minutes from your day and get lost in her journey.
Delfina Delettrez is not only the daughter of Silvia Fendi but the designer of a line of tongue-in-cheek jewelry. This beaded fringe necklace by Delettrez, (skull version featured in Jalouse) is fabulous and I especially love it worn against a bright loose fitting tee. It’s also $3,350—a serious statement piece but I am sensing a DIY project approaching…what do you think?
When Erica first sent this to me I thought it was a joke. But funny guy Will Ferrell’s line of SPF 30 lotions is the real thing! Forbidden Fruit, Sun Stroke, and Sexy Hot Tan feature some pretty hilarious glamour shots of the comedian and not only will they provide you with proper sun protection, 100% of the proceeds will benefit Cancer for College. Sunscreen that comes with a laugh and a good deed?? Done.