Wantin’ Desires

by | Feb 7, 2011 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

What I want is a new handbag.

I want a new bag that is all about form and nothing about function.

I want this bag to be stupidly gorgeous and impractical in the extreme.

It should not have a dedicated area for nappies and wipes.

It does not require an insulated pocket for bottles.

It should not come with a bonus binky holder.

My new handbag will ideally be ridiculously priced.

This new bag should cause other women to regard it (and me) with the deepest of envy.

If a baby’s bum explodes while out and about, my new bag is the last place a person should think to go looking for Wet Ones and a spare Bonds onesy.

On the other hand, if someone fancies a platinum credit card, the latest Apple gadgetry and perhaps a cheeky gram of coke, my new bag should be exactly where they might look.

Some inspiration for my new bag.

Chanel Handbag = no university for children. Worth it.

Chanel Patent Chain Shopper

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Ruffles – silly. Colour – sillier. Try hiding a poo smear on this little darling…

Marikai Ruffle Front Shopper Photo Source

But actually, I have some several years ahead of me in which leaving home without disposable wipes and thirteen changes of clothing would amount to a full scale catastrophe. I may be vapid in my accessorial desires but I am not stupid. So for now, neccessity rules.

 I am bored with my current bag though. It is my second nappy bag. I have purchased a new one with each new child. But I am bored. Desperately so. My current bag has sacrificed beauty for function. My current bag is sensible. Realistic. But surely, changing a dirty nappy is reality enough – therefore, the bag of necessity can afford to be a touch cute.

To that end, I was thinking

Maybe one of these gorgeous little numbers by fanciulla?

Charlie Versatile Tote Bag w Print Lining from Fanciulla  

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Or this. Functional and funky, no?

OiOi Zebra HoboPhoto Source 

 And while we’re on the subject of bags, are you across this little thing?

 Handbag Butler 
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It’s called the Handbag Butler. I discovered it during my 'cute bag research' (official title for tax purposes).

It does this.

Butler in action 
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I think it’s a nifty idea….but I never go anywhere and therefore, have no need to safely hang my handbag at the places I don’t go to. But definitely nifty.

Meanwhile, me and my practical handbag will remain a team. And the cute handbag, a dream….



Hello friends


I’m Angie!  I mum. I write. I wife. My husband would say this is the correct order.  He’s so neeeedy. I live with my family in Melbourne, Australia, where I complain about the weather for 90% of the year – but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Except maybe in Lake Como, waving to my neighbours George and Amal each morning.

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  1. Amadworld.blogspot.com

    Sigh. Handbags and I used to have a passionate relationship. I never actually owned any ridiculously expensive designer ones, but I always had fun perving on the most attractive ones in markets and shops. If in my price range, I bought. Simple. I had a handbag for every occasion, and if not? I bought.

    That seems like such a long time ago. Like you, it’s me and my nappy bag against the world now. And like you, I’m bored. I relish the rare occasion where I venture out without a child (and said child’s bum) and can bring an alternative (smaller!) bag… but my alternative bags are sadly lacking and beyond faded glory.

    I think you need to make a purchase from fanciulla…

  2. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    I think so, too.

    I saw the cutest bag at an op shop in December but then thought, when was I ever going to use it? It was completely quirky and adorable and it was only $5. But I decided I could just as easily set fire to a $5 note.


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