Stop what you’re doing because Rihanna, fashion goddess, just did something unexpected with her handbag while attending the Lakers game last night. Rather than put it over her shoulder or across her body, as purses are traditionally worn, she wore it around her neck, which begs the question: Is this a thing now?
For one, I’m totally digging her all white everything look, and the bag itself, which is Dior, is extremely lovely. Accessibility wise, it makes it pretty easy to get at your stuff, but because the bag opens up facing away from you, the flap might obscure your vision and anyone standing in front of you has a front row seat to all your tampons and condoms and deodorant (no? just me?). Not to mention that if you’re one to carry lots of crap and/or the bag itself is heavy (given the structured nature of RiRi’s bag and the hardware detailing, you’ve got to imagine it ain’t light), it might get a little uncomfortable on the back of the neck.
But aesthetically (and let’s face it, what else really matters), I like how it looks like a giant necklace and/or pays homage to those dogs who rescue people from avalanches. You know, the ones who wear those chic barrel necklaces. I’ve always been very impressed by those dogs.