At long last, the wait is finally over! Out of their Pre-Fall ’13 collection, Alexander McQueen‘s mini Heroine is hitting stores next month. Of course, tastemaker Jessica Alba got first dibs on hers, no doubt a lovely gift from McQueen. She wore her studded black version casually and crossbody, for lunch in Los Angeles on June 1st, proving this is a totally wearable day bag.
I can’t wait to get my hands on mine. I saw it in Paris at the McQueen showroom, and it is literally my bag-dream come true. Mini-bags have been my thing for years, and now that they are everyone’s thing, I have lots of options! Even if I only carried McQueen’s new Heroine, I would have plenty to alternate between: the studded edition, a la Alba, is the obvious choice, but I’m really digging the quilted pattern, stitched onto mustard leather. And don’t be fooled by the name. This might be scaled down, but it’s one mini that will surprise you with how much stuff you can pack in it. (I credit the flared silhouette and curved, zipper-detailed sides.) Then release the long strap, and take it out at night. Now all that’s left to do is mark your calendars and commence the countdown to July.
Yellow, $1,785; red, $1,595; and black with gold accents, $2,295 available at Alexander McQueen.