Here we have my friend and former partner in crime Andrea Linett, modeling a bag from Jolie/LAIDE, the new mini-line she has just launched with her best friend Anne Johnston Albert. Cute, no? A favorite vintage army bag of Andrea’s served as inspiration: “It was so great and held so much, but I wished it were more urban,” she says. “I wanted it to feel more polished, so I could wear it with nice clothes. And I love satin. It feels very French to us.” Of course I already own it, and to me it is the perfect choice for when lugging your laptop around all day is on the agenda: feather-light, and roomy without being bulky.
I have yet to get my hands on their very nifty tote, also quite utilitarian-chic and inspired by a Swedish army bag, but updated with lots of interior pockets.
They’ve also created the big slouchy tee of all big slouchy tees—if this is at all your thing, you’ll be wanting one—meant to be worn partially tucked in, and with sleeves rolled if you’re in the mood.
In an exciting development, Anne and Andrea have generously extended an exclusive 20% sitewide discount to Girls of a Certain Age readers. Just enter GOACA20 at checkout. And do not delay: the offer expires at midnight Wednesday.