I (like everyone else) was obsessed with Raf Simons' spring 2011 collection for JIL SANDER. I fell in love with this orange acetate market bag from the get go; such a simple idea. Unfortunately, they sold out on Net-a-Porter so quickly I couldn't get my hands on one. (so cheap too)
Then came the slew of knockoffs from other brands, and I couldn't justify buying any of them. None of them got the right "slouch" from the original. I figured I should just make myself one. I don't know why I hadn't thought to DIY this sooner, but anyways here it is. I used black pleather, because I couldn't get my hands on real leather. Definitely going to remake this.
I made a little video because the pictures just weren't doing it justice. That's a great mix of Destiny's Child's Emotions (lol) by E+E playing in the background in case you were wondering. DESTINE+E'S CHILD by E+E
I was going to post a step-by-step tutorial, but it was pretty straightforward. If anyone wants tips/the actual steps just let me know! I haven't had the time (do i ever) to take proper outfit pics, so here's a blurry shot from my phone of what I was wearing the other day (nothing special but you can see the bag in action). Totally into 90's grunge these days too, in case you hadn't noticed.