#MyKingly

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If you too, for a large part of 2007 and maybe even a slice of 2008, spent most of your waking hours lusting after a canvas tote bag, then come in for a cuddle. We did it, comrade, we started the efficiency revolution! A canvas tote bag wasn’t just a canvas tote bag – it was a political statement (I had one that said ‘Puppies not Politics’), an inflatable magic pocket, a bottomless Mary Poppins/Hermione’s handbag that had undergone an Undetectable Extension Charm. There were months when I exclusively carried a tote bag, keys and coins jangling under various half-eaten Pret sandwiches, amongst acrylic paint tubes I picked up at the Uni shop. As a ‘flaneur’, it was a must-have item, because the point of it was that it collected evidence of an entire day’s worth of curiosity (knick-knacks).

Fast forward a decade, bag trends have come and gone, all the shapes and sizes. I now mysteriously have enough canvas tote bags to make soup from, but it still stands that none of my bags have proved as practical. I mean, have you tried shoving an aubergine into an Olympia Le Tan book clutch? (Actually, don’t say that on a date.) Enter Smythson, whose pale blue featherweight notebooks I have time and time again poured my heart, ideas and indecipherable scribbles onto, with the new Kingly Tote. The new butter-soft leather bag is an embodiment of their delicate yet resilient stationery, which comes in black or the legendary Nile Blue of the brand’s shopping bags. Stop, drop and roll it up, stick a loaf of bread in there next to your gym clothes (microwave pizza for me), whip it out when the airline nags your about excess luggage weight. Viva la revolucion!

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Acrylic paint
Galeria



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Artist at heart
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Four years of art school will teach you a thing or two about transporting odd-shaped/sized books and equipment but at the end of the day nothing works better than a sturdy tote.

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Top – Jaeha. Skirt – Celine
Kid
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I don’t know this (yet?), but I’ve been told by reliable sources (i.e most friends on my Facebook wall) that the Kingly makes a stellar mum bag. To keep mum things, apparently, like snacks and broomsticks if you’re Korean. I kid.

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Coat – Joseph. Shoes – Yuul Yie

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Coat – Emma Charles. Shoes – Yuul Yie

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Dress – Exhibit. Trousers – Joseph. Tote – Smythson Kingly. Heels – Celine.

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Top – Finery. Leather trousers – YearOne- (Similar)
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Market smarts
Layer a bunch of anemones on top of a freshly baked bread loaf from Pavilion, and finish with a light sprinkling of change. Bacon butty optional.

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art & creative direction SHINI PARK
assistant photographer SIMON SCHMIDT in collaboration with SMYTHSON

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19 Comments

  1. La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Love the creative art editorial layout … always a work of art! Just beautiful! :)

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  2. As a fellow artist I know the feeling so *goes in for a hug/cuddle*. To say I love the post would be an understatement! I love how you create stories! <3

  3. Always the most thoughtful, beautiful posts.

  4. Love this!!
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  5. SUper cool trousers!!!

    Don’t miss today on the blog my post with the first clothes/shoes outfits for my baby….matching mum’s outfits ! ;)

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  6. Muy buena entrada.
    Me encanta la manera de mostrar los productos.

    Saludos desde Ecuador.

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  7. Rachelle Chantong

    Your concept is so fresh and original <3

    Can't believe this was conceptualized inside your office/studio. Go Shini.. and Simon! <3

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  9. woooow, the white shoes with the multicolour heel are super cute

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  10. Indian moms keep broomsticks too! I literally carry around a tote everyday because I like to make sure I have all my possessions in one place/because I’m a hoarder or random things that I think I need.

  11. The bag looks fab I want one!
    As always, your photography is dreamy.

    James
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  12. Great post dear!

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  13. Your posts inspire me to think outside the box so much!

    xx

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  14. I have an obsession with Smythson. I love anything stationary related, and now they have a bag for me to put all my notebook (I have a Smythson in every size for.. god knows what subjects!) etc. Love the colour and love that you can literally fit anything and everything in it!

    x
    Shloka
    http://www.thesilksneaker.com

  15. I have an obsession with Smythson. I love anything stationary related, and now they have a bag for me to put all my notebook (I have a Smythson in every size for.. god knows what subjects!) etc. Love the colour and love that you can literally fit anything and everything in it!

    x
    Shloka
    http://www.thesilksneaker.com

  16. Shini, all your content is a gift for the eyes <3

  17. Super satisfying combination of shapes and colours ❤

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  19. I admire how beautiful and well style the layout of your blog posts are. This one is particularly exceptional!
    Jb // xx