Monday, March 14, 2011
Carrying Your Gas Mask in Style
I found the shape of this pebbled leather bag, featured in the Handbags 2011 calendar, so interesting. Then I read the description. It is from Russia, from 1940, and is a gas mask carrier. Whoa! Talk about accepting the harsh realities of your day to day life and deciding you are going to keep calm and carry on—in style.
Speaking of style, Japan is on my mind because of the earthquake, the tsunami and problems with some of the country's nuclear reactors. I think Japanese women are some of the most stylish and original dressers in the world and I hope they can find moments of beauty and inspiration, of any kind, amidst their sudden national emergency.
This gas mask carrier is proof that style is a form of hope during terrible times.