Need a pen? Hand sanitiser? Perhaps even, a packet of tissues? Ask the woman in the room with the biggest handbag. Some say if you collect all the receipts stowed in your handbag, you could turn it into a little book of why you’re broke.
If handbags could talk, they’d know the confidentialities of its owner. The Italian high fashion house, Miu Miu, is playing on the notion of secrets wilth the Miu Confidential handbag. The latest design is styled after a coffret; a charming little treasure chest for jewellery. Typically with a golden lock, it safe-keeps the precious confidences inside. Modelling the motive is a lambskin leather shoulder bag with satin lining and metal lettering logo.
As if celebrating the irony of secret-keeping within the four walls of a handbag, Miu Miu has also created a series of short contemporary films. The idea plays out in a three-chapter fantasy where a woman’s Miu Confidential bubbling over with confessions of her trip-ups, white lies and transgressions. Following her around town whether at a beauty parlour, a book club and even inside a taxi, the Miu Confidential is a protagonist that simply spews out the truth.
The trendy young Londoner is played by Coco Gordon Moore who embodies perfectly the quintessential Miu Miu Girl, joined by a supporting cast of Lucan Gillespie, Mitch Greene, Hannah Shakespeare, Honey Stavonhagenand Chen Xue. But the true star of ‘Bags Don’t Lie’ is without a doubt, the Miu Confidential itself — both on and off-screen.
Check out the first of a trio of chapters that comprise ‘Bags Don’t Lie’ on miumiu.com