Of course I had to stop. I love bags and I love pugs and they were all staring at me! Since Alexandra Boyd, director of the film The Wilderness, designer and just plain fabulous, introduced me to her gorgeous pug in LA virtually, I have since been smitten! A pug is something I personally WILL own later on, when my travelling subsides a bit. Will it ever though? I AM A WONDERING SOUL.
In the meantime, Du Yang's bags will suffice. In fact her whole collection is a darling one. If you want colour and joie de vivre, this is it! Chinese-born Du Yang launched the YANG DU brand in 2009 after completing a BA and a MA in Fashion Design at...yes, it's Central Saint Martins again. And of course she was snapped up to work alongside John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood and Giles Deacon - up there with all the greats! She's got a gorgeous collection of sweats, silk tunics, kaftans and leather accessories like these cute backpacks, which are ingeniously handmade in the UK! Can't you feel the luuuuurve!
She's also been picked up by all the people in-the-know, such as Browns, Soo Lee Shanghai and for an exclusive collaboration with Joyce in Hong Kong.
Her celebrity clientele including Daisy Lowe, Paloma Faith, Alexa Chung and Sammi Cheng love her, and NOW ME! Can you ignore the VIBE? Certainly not.