Bum bag, hip/belt/fanny pack - whatever you want to call them; a lot of people regard them as a cardinal fashion sin. In all honesty, I rather like them. I'm not even tooting this just because I've bought one but honestly, if you've caught me out at a gig, I will usually have a bum bag slung around my hips because they precisely fit my digital camera, debit card, Oyster card, keys, Blackberry, powder compact and vaseline. No shoulder bag that digs into shoulder, arms are free to wave around and hold drinks and in general a better time can be had. So that gets that admission out of the way. The lovely Tara from Swan Diamond Rose who has provided me with lovely roomy totes that I like to swish around and fill up needlessly (you give me mahussive bag, I give you stuff to fill it up with...) has come up with a different concept for the bum bag though.
Bum is the Bum is the operative word, which is funny because I believe in North America (where she is based), you guys call it a fanny pack. However I don't envision this ruffle bustle bum bag being worn at the front and instead, these tiers of hand-stitched and tightly controlled ruffles should sit neatly on the tush. Jeremy Scott mish-mashed the 80s and the 1800s for his S/ 09 collection in a way that I can't really get my head round. Swan Diamond Rose has mixed the same decades here in a way that I had to love and buy at once.
I know I knI know I know, why add junk to the trunk you say? Well, I've never quantified it but my own tush isn't ginormous nor is it a flat one. It's not something that's been a worry-area in the scheme of things. In any case I have on occasion been known to wear skirts with a bit of poof and volume in the back without any qualms so this bum bag serves to be just another form of derriere decoration, albeit a more obvious form of adornment.
The black colour means I can either contrast with it by texture (this case, the satin...) or print/colour (the Escada florals which I'm still in love with...).
I'm amused by how many different words for the behind I've used. Time for ye critical mass to break out with the oh-so-obvious 'That's butt-ugly!' comments now... oh how I shall chuckle...