The Holiday Wishlist 2007 gift-o-rama continues with the bag of all bags!
LeSportsac’s Tokidoki Campeggio Bag
Holiday Gift Idea? LeSportsac’s Tokidoki Campeggio Bag.
For? A busy mom, student or on-the-go beauty blogger.
How much? $160.00.
Why? Because you’ve got lots of stuff. And you’ve got to bring that stuff with you!
When I cover beauty or fashion events like the Nordstrom Cosmetics Trend Show, I need to bring a lot of gear. There are cameras, various high- and low-tech accouterments and, of course, random tubes of lipgloss. All this stuff needs to go into a lightweight bag that has lots of roomy pockets and a comfy shoulder strap.
A few weeks ago I was all about my super cute Lululemon bag. But when I took it with me to the Estee Lauder Elizabeth Hurley event a few weeks ago I found myself wishing it had a cross-body shoulder strap so I could keep my hands free all the time.
Even though the Lululemon bag holds up to 50 pounds, it’s hard to carry all that weight on one shoulder and shoot comfortably with a heavy camera. For someone who carries around less makeup (or gear!) it’s a great bag, but not having a shoulder strap that goes across my body limits my freedom. But unless you’re shoving your way through a crowd to get a shot or climbing up on railings to take pictures, which is what I had to do at SF Fashion Week, the bag rocks.
But the LeSportsac Tokidoki Campeggio Bag has been a lifesaver. I swear, the day this bag came into my life the clouds parted and birds started singing.
This bag is roomy, light, comfortable and holds everything AND the kitchen sink while still having a sleek silhouette. If you need to buy a present for someone who carries lots of stuff — a new mom, a student, a nomad — then this bag is the perfect gift!
LeSportsac really wasn’t on my radar until a few years ago, when Gwen Stefani hit the scene with the L.A.M.B. collaboration. I love prints, so the newest incarnation of bags by designer Tokidoki speaks both to my design sense and my need for a bag that’s functional.
I dig the quirky black and white cartoon characters on this bag, and only Tokidoki could make the grim reaper look cute:
I test-drove my Tokidoki bag (aka Tokidoki BAG O’ AWESOMENESS) recently on a day when I had to travel for blog-related stuff all day long. In addition to carrying all of my crap (which included two cameras, a tripod, a digital voice recorder, a notebook, a wallet, a makeup bag, makeup samples, a crackberry, a pair of post-pedicure slippers, a bottle of ginger ale and a packet of LifeSavers Gummies, among other things) the Tokidoki BAG O’ AWESOMENESS also served as …
A clever disguise!
San Francisco is only seven by seven miles, so more often than not, I’m doomed to running into one of my ex’s downtown. And wouldn’t you know it, as I was waiting to cross a street there was one of ’em at the other end of the crosswalk.
I didn’t want to be late for my meeting, and honestly the only reason I would talk to him now would be to ask him why he never gave back my hairdryer (he’s bald, hello). And I soooo wasn’t in the mood to get into it in the middle of Market Street.
Instead of being all mature and civilized your girl chose the next best option: hide behind the Tokidoki BAG O’ AWESOMENESS!
And by golly it worked. I crossed the street without a second glance! He must have just assumed I was a crazy person (oh, the irony) and walked right on by.
A beacon of hope and friendship!
Later on in the day I was early for a meeting with an editor, so I parked myself on a street corner and checked my crackberry for messages. One random person came up to me and asked if he could have a cigarette (I don’t smoke). Right after that a large Asian family asked me how to get to Union Square. Another person stopped and asked me where I got my bag. I was making friends left and right! It’s amazing how the Tokidoki BAG O’ AWESOMENESS helps break down barriers!
An enabler of moments of photographic inspiration!
A group of strange people holding kites passed by. I grabbed my camera out of the Tokidoki BAG O’ AWESOMENESS just in time to catch a few choice shots.
The Tokidoki Campeggio bag has:
– a zipped main closure
– two front cargo pockets with velcro closure
– a small back pocket with zipped closure (where I stash my business cards for easy access)
– two inside pockets with zippers (one is huge and the other is medium-sized)
– one cell phone/crackberry pocket inside
– adjustable shoulder strap
– inside carabiner on stretch cord (where I put my keys for quick access)
It’s $160.00 and is available in the new “vacanze” print on the LeSportsac Web site.
If Tokidoki is not quite your style then wait ’till February 2008, which is when designer Stella McCartney releases her line of LeSportsac bags. The line will feature chic, stylish, multi-functional travel bags.
I couldn’t get pictures of them yet, but those bags will have …
– a vibrant color palette
– wet seal zips for a modern yet sporty feel
– bright floral print linings and solid color blocking
– mesh pocket details
– tones of dirty pinks, deep plums and silver greys with contrast stitch details
I’m a huge Stella McCartney fan so I can’t wait to snag one when they are released.
Aren’t you glad Monday is over? I sure am!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,