Thursday, March 12, 2009
I haven’t been on a vacation since I was wearing overalls, and hobnobbing with Donald, Daisy, Mickey, Goofy, and just about any other Disney character you can imagine. So do you think it’s wrong that I am suffering from an incredible urge to spend countless amounts of cash on luggage that will, most likely, end up collecting dust in my on-the-verge-of-bursting closet? Neither do I. Luggage is an essential part of life. It’s a necessity. A must-have. A can’t-live-without. After all, what on earth would you do if you were suddenly offered the chance to indulge in a vacation of a lifetime, but you had a mere 60 minutes to not only pack, but catch a plane as well; and you were luggage-less? Me? I would curl up in a ball and die just thinking about such an amazing missed opportunity. Which is why I am preparing myself for future unexpected travel and fulfilling my luggage lust all at the same time via my new love: SteamLine Luggage.
Personally I see the name SteamLine Luggage as a tribute to one of the greatest love stories of all time – Titanic. Just looking at the vintage stylings of these romantically fashionable – and useful – items makes me think of the lovely Rose DeWitt Bukater, and the passion she felt for Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio’s character). They are old-fashioned and regal, and, the absolute kicker, available in six different collections that feature the most enchanting names – The Aviator Series, The Editor Series, The Ambassador Series, The Executive Series, The Explorer Series, and The Producer Series.
Each piece is more charming than the last, but my absolute favorite collection would have to be The Editor Series – and not just because the name brings to mind glossy magazines, football-field size fashion closets with tons of free goodies, and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days-like staff meetings. No, instead it is the color, the whimsy, the stowaway like styles that leave me breathless. From the enchanting pink handles and straps, to the classic cream canvas. These are the types of pieces that Daisy Buchanan would have been seen towing about as she boarded steamships and trains on her way to visit all sorts of exotic locales. The items that Becky Bloomwood blew all of her rent money on. The accessories that accompanied the classic film stars of the forties from set to set. These are also the things that will make me feel like a starlet myself as I cruise to paradise in a red hot roadster, scarf tied loosely about my head a la Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. I realize that I've fallen victim to both greed and lust in this post; but when it involves luggage this irresistible, I simply can't help myself!
Thanks to Seeking Designers for the pictures.