Vintage Inspired Trend – Couture Safety Pins
I have been coveting this 1950s Ingber safety pin bag for almost a year now. I love the quirky safety pin handle. Punk rock meets 5th Ave. While this bag is still chic, the audacious pin gives it a sense of humor. Really, the only thing holding me back is the price. And I think many others feel the same way because it’s been sitting there forever! Secretly, I know I’ll be devastated if anyone else buys it. So imagine my glee when I saw this safety pin bag by Bodhi. I declared, “It’s my safety pin bag!”
Their “Safety Clutch” features a leather and fur body, looks like pony hair, topped by an exaggerated safety pin handle. The Bodhi silhouette is a bit more modern, but I can’t help but love its original inspiration more.
Marc Jacobs also featured giant gold tone safety pins as fasteners for wide leather belts at his spring show.
Photo: Greg Kessler
My punk rock friends may gag at the idea of couture safety pins, but there is something so tongue in cheek about accenting chic design with shiny, giant, household objects.