Cynthia Smith carries a mini Chanel bag and a Céline tote. Photo by Marko MacPherson.
I love my baby Chanel bag, believe me I do, but it can only carry a small wallet, keys, cell phone, and lip-gloss so it hasn't been getting as much play as I'd like. I saw that Vogue Fashion Assistant Cynthia Smith, in a recent "5 Days, 5 Looks, 1 Girl," a feature which I am growing increasingly attached to for all its fashion-insider tidbits, has a bag close in size to mine and compensates for its smallness by also carrying a Céline tote, so I thought I'd try a similar look.
My tote is from openhousenewyork, part of the swag my husband received when he attended their annual benefit last week. openhousenewyork promotes all the great architecture and design in New York City. I like this tote because it's roomy and its bold graphic works great with my black and white Chanel. I'm taking this combo for a road test next time I head into the city.