22.8.10

Backpacks - The Better Choice?

Psynopsis Angelica and Maledetti Toscani Backpack
Psynopsis Maledetti Toscani Backpack
Psynopsis Angelica Portrait
"Ahhhh, so pretty!" it says (in me) while I'm standing in my favourite leather shop in Montepulciano, holding a little orange handbag. "But where will I put my camera?" (it says in me - common internal dialogue). I turn my head (looking for someone to come up with a solution to these difficult questions)… And there they stand – sensible, spacious and slightly male – a whole row of black and brown leather rucksacks. A backpack? Really??? Aren’t they like ugly? Too 80s? Too… and anyway, totally outdated already? Still, no miraculous answers to all my questions, which is probably the reason why I (thinking: 'for once in my life I’ll make an informed, sensible choice') buy the backpack (just to get on everyone’s nerves with a constant 'Oh-why-didn’t-I-buy-the-pretty-handbag?' moaning ritual afterwards).

BUT after having schlepped my camera and lenses through London today (trying to take as much visual proof as possible of the fact that I did not let the weather report distract me from going to Susie Bubble’s and friends yard sale and I did not suffer from SSS (stiff shoulder syndrome) afterwards – I think it was a good buy.
backpack: maledetti toscani

49 comments:

S said...

Ahh guess what? I actually took a sneaky picture of your backpack when you weren't looking! Hope you don't mind, but I thought it was wonderful! So useful around London.

It was so lovely meeting you too!

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

SabinePsynopsis said...

Not at all! I loved our blogger meeting - it's so nice to see that people one knows from the virtual world actually EXIST :-)

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

i think your bag is cute. the funny thing is, i think of buying a backpack sometimes on thoes days when i cant walk from 14th street to 8th street because my shoulder hurts. but for some reason i never got one. lol why i would rather be in pain then wear a backpack, i dont know

Stephanie said...

I love your backpack! The leather is gorgeous.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Thank you, Stephanie - which reminds me that I forgot to mention that I was told the best treatment for the leather is body lotion. Haven't tried it yet though.

v [ hobovogue ] said...

omygosh what a great backpack!

sounds like so much fun :)


<33 [v] hobovogue

Nubiasnonsense said...

Awesome bookbag I like the colori

Dancing Branflake said...

Sabine! I need this bag! Like, more than any other bag I have ever needed. I'm serious. This needs to be on my back very soon.
And stunning photos!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, Sabine, I do hope you are nice and cheerful on this Monday. I am besotted with your bag, although I'm not overly keen on backpack, but this one looks like it's very good quality and the colour is divine, too.

How wonderful that you had a Bloggers meet up in London - am sure you had a grand time with the girls!;-)

janettaylor said...

I love her hair!

Anonymous said...

Stunning model. Great hair.

Oana Roxana said...

It's been a while since I last worn a backpack.The other teachers from work confused me with a schoolgirl. ;))
I don't think it's too 80s.I think is cool.The color too.
Oh,and Angelica has such a beautiful smile!She makes me smile too!

ediot said...

hi darling.
such nice photos. i love the last one. fantastic light.
hope you had a wonderful weekend

xx ediot

Rosie Unknown said...

It's gorgeous! I have a tan leather rucksack that I use as a school bag, and I find it great because I'm the only person I know with one at all like it, so it's easy to spot.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Oh Sabine...I'm so jealouSSS!
Susie Bubble's yard sale would be amazzzing, I dream of playing in her closet! Oi!!

Haute World said...

Gorgeous backpack! I'm so awful with backpacks myself though... always get paranoid someone will pickpocket me since I don't have eyes on my back... sigh.

And the yard sale sounds like such a great event! A shame I wasn't in London at the time.

Kazuko said...

good choice, Sabine! a woman needs different bags/rucksacks ;) in her life!

and lovely pictures!

Leia said...

I saw your backpack on Saskia's blog! Beautiful photos :) can't wait to see the rest.

Leia

THE NYANZI REPORT said...

Great buy.

The girl of many sorts. said...

Hi
Great bag:)
SP

danniekate said...

i absolutely love it!

Vintage Vixen said...

It's a great bag, Sabine! Love the colour of the leather, it will get even better with age. xxx

styleeast said...

Really good to meet you yesterday! Oh and did I mention i REALLY want this bag?! x

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

It's gorgeous, Sabine! Love the color and the quality looks superb! And backpacks do wonders for the arms, shoulders and back. Great purchase!

Hope your Monday is picking up :) xoxo

Isabel said...

haha i tend to not be sensible. if i really like it i buy and worry about where to put the camera later.

Adele said...

Guys, I can not describe my jealousy of not coming to this blogger yard sale! I only knew about it a couple of days before and I live so far away :( I love the backpack Sabine! Great post! Hope your well!

Adèle – moltocuriosa.com

Mode Coco said...

lovely post:)

Fashionistable said...

Great shots as always. I used to wear these a lot and I am happy to hear it saved you from stiff shoulder syndrome. Boy do U know how that feels these days. Thank you for your lovely comment today. Xxxx

Clare said...

Woah woah woah woah these photos are gorgeous! This girl looks a goddess

Angeles Almuna Design said...

Great photos, love the leather bag and the lights is absolutely gorgeous!
Kisses

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www.shopangelesalmuna.com

Coté Provence said...

New to your blog ... and already loving it!
Very pretty backpack! love the color!

A bientot!

Bridget said...

i totally love that leather backpack!

MarchMusings said...

Fantastic buy. The leather looks so soft and creamy

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love this backpack! The color is perfect!!

yiqin; said...

I love the backpack!!

OneCraftyFox said...

Girl, you are gorgeous and that backpack looks great!!

Fashion Cappuccino said...

You look so radiant and happy! And I love that backpack! xoxoxoxoo

jamie-lee said...

Gorgeous, I really adore your backpack x

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rossovelvet said...

NO WAY, it's so cool!!! And what's wrong about the eighties? ;D

when are you coming back to London? I definitely want to meet you!

xx

Maddy said...

A camera backpack totally makes sense!! Why didn't I think of it! I just ordered my camera bag too, but I went for the red instead of the black. They were all sold out of the black and backordered until November!! I couldn't fathom waiting that long, so I choose the red one instead :) All is good, because I saw the red one in person and it's just a beauty!!!

BTW – sorry I’ve been MIA. I’m having a hard time juggling blog stuff with everything else I’m doing at the moment, but I just wanted to swing by and visit my “girls” while I'm on a mini hiatus. Just needed a moment to catch my breath, ya know?

Cindy Whitehead said...

Great buy - I LOVE backpacks and this one is gorgeous! Now I want to see what all you got at Susie Bubbles sale!! (-:

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear!! Wow, fabulous bag, that was an excellent find!! Hope you are well too! x

Melissa~ said...

I love that backpack. Is so usefull and classic.

kisses!

Valerie said...

Oh that backpack makes me happy! I love the color, and the size is perfect. Great choice!

xo
Valerie

E said...

That backpack is such a beautiful piece! I don't think one can usually say that about backpacks. And the photos - gorgeous!

The Zhush said...

Looks like a great purchase, and sounds like a really fab day!

Classic Copenhagen said...

It may be with backpacks as it is with bikini's and so many other things, you need the right body for it. If you are carrying too much extra weight, the backpack will make that worse, I think. Again, you can pull this one off, you disciplined yoga you (envy, here). :-) Sandra

PinkBow said...

love the backpack...i remember buying one of these in greece when i was younger. hmmm wonder where it is now...

WeShop said...

Oooh, just saw your backpack on Saskia's blog - it's v famous (and lovely)! xx
http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/