What's In My Handbag: Gucci Lilith, London limited edition

January 09, 2017
What's In My Handbag: Gucci Lilith, London limited edition


We've all established that I don't do things by half. Even the very act of subtlety is an elaborate exercise in measured nonchalance and curated casualness - dressing normcore? Let me just style my hair and put on some red lipstick...yeah, you get the drill. It's not that I'm especially fussy nor high-maintenance *cues shouts of Yes, you are!* but rather, even in my most slovenly state there is somehow still a theatrical air about me. I attribute it to being twice as catty; that is, having both Western and Eastern stars of the feline persuasion, being both a Tiger by the Chinese zodiac and a lion (Leo) by horoscope. When you're born under the two most attention-seeking astrology signs, being a wilting wallflower is not an option - you go big or go home.

Twice the cattiness, twice the tigers - this handbag, a London limited edition of the Gucci Lilith, is only too appropriate. I've been seeking the perfect red handbag to match my favourite lipstick and nail polish, and I had very specific criteria - large enough to fit my Canon 6D yet ornamental enough to pass for a "useless but pretty" purse (that I may carry my camera to dressy events), and of course the design had to be as unique as possible. Gucci knocked it out of the park with this baby - the glossy box calf leather is just the right shade of lacquer red, the embroidered patches are of my favourite city and my spirit animal, plus with only 27 ever made  - "That's 27 too many..." muttered a (male) friend - this limited edition feels all the more special. The perfect present to find underneath my Christmas tree. Throw in a deceptively spacious interior - it fits my DSLR with more than enough room to spare - and I'm in love. Ladies and gentlemen (mostly ladies), please meet Lilith...

THANK YOU AFTAB FOR PHOTOS 1, 2, & 8

What's In My Handbag: Gucci Lilith, London limited edition

What's In My Handbag: Gucci Lilith, London limited edition

What's In My Handbag: Gucci Lilith, London limited edition




                                                                                                                        ...and then some.


1. GUCCI LILITH, LIMITED EDITION
A special London-only edition, limited to 27. Gotta find the other 26 and destroy them... Sold out but I've included other styles, below.

4. EMBROIDERED ELEPHANT PURSE
From Thailand, a gift from a dear friend. Hold healthy & beauty miscellany; plasters, eye drops, eyelash glue etc.

7. OH, YOU TARTE!
Long-lasting, moisturising liquid lipstick with amazing colour payoff - this Tarte 'Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint' is indeed BAE

10. MIRROR, MIRROR...
CHANEL Poudre Universelle Compacte for a sheer, natural flawless finish. A chic, sleek, compact.

13. CHOKER
A decadent take on the '90s trend.

16. BOOK CLUB
A collection of personal essays; The Good Immigrant is powerful, moving, thought-provoking; and a very timely, necessary read. 
2. RABBIT FUR COAT, VINTAGE
Indulging my inner Cruella de Vil (and dodging eco-terrorists) with my favourite coat. Yes, I am fur real.

5. SWEET TREATS
Godiva white chocolate crispy pearls for a sugary pick-me-up. Dainty and delicious.

8. LIP SERVICE
I came for the vintage packaging, and stayed for Smith's Rosebud Salve's minty, moisturising properties.

11. MORE LIP SERVICE
Hey, Doll Face! How cute is this Lulu Guinness design for Vaseline?

 14. FENDI CARD HOLDER
Forget cumbersome wallets, this Crayon case holds everything I need - cards, receipts, and the odd bill.

17. TAKE NOTE
A gift from Fendi, this petite notebook fits in even the smallest of handbags - not that size is an issue with the Gucci Lilith. Essential for unflattering portraits of strangers on the Underground.
3. GLAMOROUS PONY PRINT BOOT
...now nearly 50% off on ASOS!

6. THROWING SHADE
I've yet to find another sunglasses shape as versatile or flattering as the Dior Sideral.

 9. HAND PARTY
I can always count on Norwegian Formula for soft mitts. Neutrogena makes the best cream for chapped hooveshands down

12. FRAGRANCE
To me, scent and travel are intrinsically linked. I'll always associate Dior Leather Oud with winter in Seoul.

15. KEYS
...also handy for ripping open Amazon parcels.

18. WRITE IT DOWN
The Pilot G-Tec C4 aka the Hand of God aka the best damn pen ever made. Smoother than "Girl, the only thing I'd change about you is your last name" (ooosh), this baby got me through art school on a budget.

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What's In My Handbag: Gucci Lilith, London limited edition

...an unexpected side effect of the Gucci Lilith? It brings out the red in my hair and the stylish granny in me.

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