The anti “It Bag” (with a side of irony)

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I’m a bit late to the party, but over the summer, the classic LL Bean Boat & Tote bag apparently became a thing with some of the fashion cognoscenti (perhaps in conjunction with the Coastal Grandmother trend).

But not just the standard unadorned or Preppy initial-monogrammed version. Witty and ironic personalization is key here. The Instagram account @ironicboatandtote has some great examples. Here are some of my favorites:

I’m thinking about getting one with “Coastal” or maybe “Dog Treats”. What would you have embroidered on a personalized tote?

You’re invited!

Brian Haugen & Susan Blakey invite you to Brian + MW Holiday Open House.

If you’ll be in the L.A. area this weekend, Brian is hosting a Holiday Open House at the Brian + MW studio. There will be refreshments and gifts for everyone, and Brian will be sharing makeup tips and demonstrations. I’ll be there doing some color analysis demonstrations. It will be fun; hope you can join us!

Where: 1359 Masselin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019
When: Saturday, December 17th, 10:30am to 3pm.


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