One of the hottest accessory trends that you need to get on your fashion radar this spring is the Perspex bag trend, seen on an array of runways such as Burberry and Simone Rocha. Burberry’s (above left) came in the form of pyramidal shaped bags in a rainbow of clear coloured plastics ranging from red to violet, whereas Simone Rocha’s catwalk (above right) cavorted completely clear Perspex shoppers. It has to be said that bags as clear as these aren’t for the faint hearted, and preferably for the girl who doesn’t mind showing off the contents of her handbag to the world.
If the runway’s offerings are a little out of your price range, add these gems to your imaginary wish list and shop the high street’s alternatives instead. Here are some of our favourites.
Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar
Kelly Oxford, $16.18
One of the most entertaining collections of essays to come out in a long while, this book will have you laughing from start to finish.
The Bling Ring
Nancy Jo Sales, $11.98
Written by a Vanity Fair writer, this book follows a group of teenagers who were caught breaking into celebrity homes and stealing millions of dollars worth of valuables...sound familiar? That's because it's a true story and was just published alongside the 2013 film of the same name, directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Emma Watson.
All the Summer Girls
Meg Donohue, $12.15
Donohue's sophomore novel follows three friends, who couldn't be leading more different lives, as they revisit their childhood beach town in the hopes of turning their unfulfilling lives around.
Grace: A Memoir
Grace Coddington, $19.66
Worth buying for the visuals alone, this book traces the history of the extraordinarily talented Vogue creative director.
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
Anton DiSclafani, $16.30
Set in the 1930s during the Great Depression, this is an engaging story of a girl learning about herself and the realities of life after being sent to an equestrienne boarding school for Southern debutantes.
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Michael Moss, $16.41
Written by a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, this fascinating book explores how our taste buds and minds have been manipulated by the processed food industry.
The 4-Hour Chef
Timothy Ferriss, $20.48
The latest from the author behind The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body, Ferriss' new book uses cooking as a basis for teaching readers strategic methods of accelerated learning (i.e. how you can master a skill in the least amount of time).
The Cool Impossible
Eric Orton, $18.43
Take your running to the next level with this book written by the coach in Born to Run. Who knew working out your feet was a key to injury prevention?