Shopping Is an Experience

Some people say they would rather spend money on experiences than the accumulation of objects. To those people, I say that the act of shopping is a beautiful experience.

Model: Sasha Pivovarova

Jimmy Choo pumps. Stuart Weitzman heels. Chanel heels, handbags and clutches. Charlotte Olympia heels. Sergio Rossi shoes. Christian Louboutin heels. Dolce & Gabanna shoes and handbags. Salvatore Ferragamo heels. Versace shoes. Rochas pumps. Valentino platforms. Brian Atwood heels. Haider Ackermann shoes. ShopBop handbag. Judith Lebier handbags and coin purse. Kotur purse. Arunashi ring. Monique Pean ring. Bulgari bracelet. Pandora brooches. Buccellati brooch.

Video — “Hanging On” by Ellie Goulding

I have seen the music video for “Hanging On”, and it is amazing. But I still like to imagine my own storyline when I hear a song, even if it divulges from the artist’s concept and vision. The exercise of imagining a music video as I hear a song makes the song feel personal to me, which makes me form more of an attachment to it. This song in particular fascinates me. The drawn-out vocals, combined with an elusive meaning, are so eerie.

Song: “Hanging On”. Artist: Ellie Goulding. Album: Halcyon. Written by: Patrick James Grossi, Ariel Rechtshaid. Produced by: Billboard. Label: Polydor. Original by: Active Child. 

The lyric I can relate to most is “Tell me if you feel this pain, ’cause I don’t wanna be a ball and chain”. I was overjoyed to find a ball and chain novelty bag by Judith Leiber to include in the video. Below are more “ball and chain” style handbags.

Deux Lux  Vans    Dolls Kill 2

                 Deux Lux, $30                  Vans, $33                       Joyrich, $78

Gryson  Love Moschino     She + Lo

                Gryson, $162              Love Moschino, $175              She + Lo, $178

Gucci 2   Kenzo 2   3.1 Phillip Lim 2

                 Gucci, $190                      Kenzo, $280                   3.1 Phillip Lim, $615

3.1 Phillip Lim 2  Dolce & Gabbana     Rag and Bone 2

                3.1 Phillip Lim, $655         Dolce & Gabbana, $696   Rag & Bone, $720

Olympia Le-Tan  Dolce & Gabbana 2     Fleet Ilya

                  Olympia Le-Tan, $870    Dolce & Gabbana, $935      Fleet Ilya, $1,035

Paco Rabanne  Clara Kasavina    Chanel 8

                  Paco Rabanne, $1,390   Clara Kasavina, $1,585         Chanel, $4,875