I neeeed this bag. It is actually too perfect. Slouchy and natural, with amazing details. This type of leather is always my favorite - it wears in and ages. Darkening, wearing and aging. Thats the joy of leather - and why I hate the overly processed kinds most bags come in these days. This bag would show where its been and the love you've given it - and reflect that hard work it's put in for you over the years, getting even better with age.
Be&D Woodstock handbag
On the same tangent of "Classics", there's something about mountains and walls of leather bound books that I have always loved - probably because I've always grown up with our bookshelves groaning (and literally breaking) under the weight of all our books. I love a few copies I was given by my grandpa that are leather bound and gold embossed - not to mention perfectly battered and worn. Books are always best when they look like they have been read by several generations worth of bookworms.
So understandably the nerd in me is loving the Fall 09 campaign shots for Alberta Ferretti.
Alberta Ferretti Fall 2009 by Steven Meisel
Source: Fashion Gone Rogue