I think most stylists have a deeper relationship with our luggage than the average person experiences. Many people have a love for a pair of shoes or the perfect handbag but for me the relationship I have with my luggage is an even more intimate one. I identify with my luggage and I can’t do my job without it.
I want my cases packed beautifully and I want them to hold as many garments and accessories as possible. I want my cases to be discreet but easy to spot while on the airport turnstile. Many of the items in my cases are fragile so I need a case that will protect them. My luggage takes a beating – it’s used several times a week, it’s not always going far but it’s lugged up flights of stairs and is often slightly abused by the occasional taxi driver. Taxi drivers are never pleased to see stylists – we have too much luggage. They usually swear that this many cases will never fit into the people carrier and of course it always does.
I’m coveting Mulberry‘s Spring/Summer 2010 Scotch grain luggage collection. They have been specifically developed to withstand the rigors of international travel, and heavy duty local travel. Mulberry is known for hard wearing, scratch and water resistant luggage, but it’s the trim and the dark colours that I like. It has an old world feel to it.