No, I’m not the early bird type at all, but the worm of a fine shoot can lure me out of bed at the peep of day. That is what happened to me a few days ago. The morning was bright and, except for a blackbird’s song, quiet. For the time being we were the only people in the whole world savouring that song and being overwhelmed by the endless ochre meadows bouncing in the lustrous morning light. My goodness! This was the perfect backdrop for an outfit reflecting my buoyant mood of that moment. How about a casual top and skirt, a bohemian triple necklace and honey-coloured accessories? As you can see, the simple silhouette of the outfit is balanced out by the mix of textures (knitwear, denim, suede and snake skin).
I’m particularly fond of the handbag, which is a piece of heirloom that I recently discovered in my parents’ cellar and which is made out of genuine snake leather. It once was my grandmother’s, who passed away when I still was a toddler. She received it in the fifties – as a gift from her brother, who at the time was a missionary in Africa.
Sorry, granny, that you cannot see the photos featuring your precious African handbag. You know, I would have given a lot for your reaction at the sight of them. I guess you would have deemed it a miracle that many people all over the world now can admire your cherished snakeskin bag.
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