If we could climb inside it, cling to its dusty blue leathery fineness with a view to never resuming everyday life again, we would. That’s how much we adore the venerable Balenciaga Papier A4 Tote. Super- appealing, in an on-trend sea foam bleu azur hue, the Papier A4 Tote is the lovechild of fashion and functionality.
Bearing Balenciaga’s signature aged brass hardware and leather tassel zipper pull, the Papier boasts a spacious 16” interior – you can only begin to imagine the squeezing in of many glossy magazines, not to mention everything else!
With a nod to spring summer 2012’s affection for frothy colour blocking in perfectly edible candy shades, as seen at Louis Vuitton, Jonathan Saunders and Preen; the Papier Tote in bleu azur will pair perfectly with that lemon sorbet dress, or candyfloss pink blazer. Equally a standout piece against monochrome separates; with Balenciaga it’s impossible to sartorially stumble.
If wanting to make it our new home hasn’t entirely convinced you to hop skip in your Camilla Skovgaard’s onto the Balenciaga bandwagon, we surely don’t know what will!