Gucci of the Past and Present


A few years ago, then Creative Director of Gucci, Frida Giannini, designed the Jackie Soft shoulder bag which first came out in pink, mustard, and sky blue. I loved the pink version, although it was not a bag that I carried often because I worry about getting it dirty. But each time I take the bag out, I remember how much I love the style. It is a flap satchel secured by the Gucci signature piston lock. Inside, there are a few compartments which come in handy especially if you’re like me– a pack rat ?


Shirt: H&M // Skirt: MSGM // Bag: Gucci // Shoes: Giambattista Valli


The Jackie Soft has since undergone a few evolutions, with the straps becoming detachable so that you can also carry the bag as a clutch. Sadly during my last visit to Gucci, I no longer saw the bag. I was hoping to buy a black version of it (I know, I am becoming a black bag kinda lady). In the bag’s place were mostly the latest offerings of Alessandro Michele, the brand’s new (well it has been a few seasons now) Creative Director.

The Dionysus, which was carried by almost every other fashionista on instagram and during fashion weeks:


To be honest, this bag has not yet won me over to the point of my wanting to go into a boutique and buying one (and hah, it’s quite pricey too for a non- leather bag at £2,270). Also because I found the bag too big. But there is a bag that I’ve been liking, although it doesn’t have that same compartment configuration as the my old Jackie Soft satchel. The Gucci Padlock GG Supreme Tian Bag in the smaller size (priced at £925) is really so pretty in person.

guccipadlocktian According to Gucci, this Tian print canvas is patterned after a contemporary floral motif that was inspired by Chinese landscapes printed on  18th century tapestries and screens. Problem is, the bag is just a tad too heavy with the chain strap, which is not detachable. But *sigh*, the bag is real pretty though.

I’m still holding out on something special for the 2nd half of this year. Could the bag come from Gucci? Let’s see ?