Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Bum Bags and Fanny Packs

I used to give my mum so much shit for wearing a bum bag, so the other night when I confessed to her that I had just spent about an hour searching for one online she just laughed in my face.  

But its true, I did spend a good portion of my night perusing every corner of the internet in a desperate attempt to find the perfect one. And I kid you not, not too many months ago, when I was still 17 and had not yet signed up for the all powerful Paypal (which was probably a good thing), I stumbled across a 'belt bag' on Nasty Gal. As soon as I saw it I thought I could totally rock that! I even sent a snap chat to my friend with a caption stating how much I needed it in my life.   

But of course now it is no longer available and bumbags and fanny packs are proudly worn on the streets. And I'm determined to work a bumbag before its too late, before its over and no one wants to look at it anymore. I know I just said that I didn't want to buy into fads, but come on tell me this isn't sick

Tell me this doesn't just make her outfit
I'm a pretty avid hater of belts that don't serve a purpose. Belts that aren't worn to keep trousers up or to cinch a waist but are just kind of hanging there. I hate that. But a belt that's also a bag serves the ultimate purpose. Let's not ignore the practicality of this 'micro-trend' as referred to over on Who What Wear.

Yes, I'll admit that when I hear the words 'fanny pack' or 'bum bag' I immediately think of a tourist is a visor cap and Birkenstocks with a camera hanging from his neck and his valuables strapped to his chest. Or my mum walking the dog. They are kind of lame and awkward looking in a way, but hey, I mean Birkenstocks are pretty ugly lets be honest, but they're also super cool and trendy.

Nothing about this screams tourist or mum to be honest, I mean, look at those leather pants!
I feel like we've reached a turning point in the fashion world where there just isn't anything new. No trend is completely original and revolutionary, everything is just repetition, because everything has already been done. Tie-dye, neon, camouflage, it all just comes back around. With the Birkenstock trend, and now this, its almost as if we're making fun of ourselves and the fashion industry as a whole. Making some sought of sartorially satirical comment. Its cool to look ugly, its cool not to care.

Anyway, I feel that that's a topic to be discussed in depth later on. Stay tuned for that, but don't hold your breath.    

Back to the main event

This is just all class
Even major designers like Chanel, Alexander Wang, Elizabeth and James, Hermes, and Rebecca Minkoff have designed a bum bag or two. And lets not forget the time Carrie Bradshaw rocked a Gucci fanny pack 

Or Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson 

Paired nicely with a turtleneck  
Also the name of this particular bum bag from Nasty Gal is reason enough

Cold Blooded Fanny Pack
Soon I too will be working a bum bag on the streets of Perth, so keep an eye out for that.

Photo Credit: Who What Wear and google images  

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