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18 April 2009


A simple luxury indeed. Where a canvas bag is finally made chic, modern, and sophisticated whilst retaining its original intentions of providing a nearly indestructible and reliable method in which to transport your belongings. It is simple in its clean silhouette and design: simply a blank canvas (no pun intended, darlings) with a simple inscription or image on one side. Which of course, gives it and unfussy-chic aesthetic, appealing to the modern woman’s need for clean lines. And it is a luxury at its price of $110.00. Surely such price tag for a mere canvas bag is alarming or borderline ridiculous (my heart did drop upon seeing the price) – but we must remember Anya Hindmarch’s “I Am Not a Plastic Bag” canvas tote and its similar price. When the two are compared, One Language versus Anya Hindmarch, it is clear as to which is the more classy and elegant. One Language. Alas, I never thought it possible for me to actually love and want a canvas bag!

It was first the text on the bag that caught my eye; both the tote that read “Haute” and the other “Simple Luxuries” were quite beautiful in its simplicity. The size and the shape of the tote were both practical and aesthetically pleasing. Ah, darlings – but it was the inside that made me fall in love with One Language‘s totes completely. Firstly, anything and everything with an abundance of pockets with zips or snaps is the bag for me – I carry too much for my own good, so organization is a necessity. Point two: The interior of the bag is inscribed with handwritten, inspirational quotes. Simply beautiful – imagine opening the tote to grab something, and seeing such loveliness and optimism awaiting inside! Brilliant on the part of the designers!


Haute is indeed the canvas bag of my dreams. And yes, I do have fantasies of my dream bag by material; I have the leather and python one, and now the canvas bag, down; it is the exotics one that I have yet to have a revelation about. Back to the gorgeous Haute. The very word itself is just, well, me – it feels quite La Couturier-esque (ah, new adjective); I should love to carry it around to proclaim to the world politely, by way of conversing silently with strangers around me via a cocktail-ring clad finger pointing at the canvas tote that I imagine to be mine, that I do indeed have an obsession with fashion and the likes. And the size of the bag! Goodness me, I can only dream of such a large bag that doesn’t look like a carry-on! It would indeed fit schoolbooks, magazines, my inspiration journal, dancewear, and the contents of my purse with room to spare.  I can only dream Haute dreams.

Please be mine.


La C.

P.S.: Pretty please with petits macarons on top?

Edit: The gorgeous Erika of Fashion Chalet has the “Haute” bag! Just a bit jealous ;]

63 Comments leave one →
  1. 18 April 2009 7:15 am

    Hi there-the Haute bag looks very stylish and versatile too! Have a great weekend!

  2. 18 April 2009 7:24 am

    So much loveliness<3 I adore the bags, although the price is a bit steep xD But it’s very much worth it if you have the cash to spare! I’ve always loved tote’s after seeing the I’m a plastic bag tote, but this is indeed much more stylish! Love it~

  3. 18 April 2009 7:33 am

    Hi, thanks for the sweet comment. Have a nice we!
    See you soon
    Love Iole

  4. 18 April 2009 8:15 am

    I want the Haute bag! 😉

    Have a great weekend darling La C!

  5. 18 April 2009 8:20 am

    these are very cute! but, I love Haute the most. lovely. tres chic ;–)
    come again, dear.


  6. 18 April 2009 8:23 am

    I love the text ‘haute’ on it!

  7. 18 April 2009 8:41 am

    This bags are cute !

  8. thebaglady permalink
    18 April 2009 8:42 am

    This canvas bag is so “La Couturier”! (Haha, I’m using your new adjective!). Too bad it’s a bit price-y. But I love it!

    I saw on Fashion Chalet that she got one! Maybe you’ll get one too? ;] I mean this post is fab & all!

  9. 18 April 2009 9:05 am

    I saw Erika of fashionchalet wearing the Haute one the other day- l o v e it.



  10. 18 April 2009 9:08 am

    Here’s the link to her post w/ it, if you haven’t seen it yet 😉


    • 18 April 2009 9:17 am

      Stephanie: Thanks for the link! Ahh, that just makes me want the bag that much more =]

  11. 18 April 2009 9:25 am

    Lovely, and very handsomely photographed!


  12. 18 April 2009 9:43 am

    Actually Irene and I have been friends for a long time now, I think it’s been 7 years or so now, and the blog and fashion is another interest we share. I can be your same-age-blog-friend if u wanna LoL
    Btw, great post, as aways, those canvas bags are truly beautiful and cute.

  13. 18 April 2009 9:56 am

    The script in the bag is what reeled me in. This is an essential for any fashion/style blogger/writer. I need it!

  14. 18 April 2009 10:07 am

    i love the painted look of the word haute on the second set. it makes me think of lofty studios in the tops of old industrial manhattan buildings, where experimental art and swank, minimalist cocktail parties go on beneath high ceilings – a lot of imagery for one bag. i agree that its shape and design evoke a certain something that almost makes it worth the hefty price tag.

    p.s. your link is up, dear!

  15. 18 April 2009 11:28 am

    these are so gorgeous!! love the multi-pockets!!

  16. 18 April 2009 1:13 pm

    This bags are cute!!! LOVE IT!

  17. 18 April 2009 1:18 pm

    thanks for the comment 🙂
    i love that bag, it would be so practical and easy to use.
    becca @

  18. 18 April 2009 2:05 pm

    Love it!!! They are simple but chic 🙂

  19. 18 April 2009 3:00 pm

    Oh I just love all of it!

    Very very cute.

  20. 18 April 2009 3:00 pm

    Those are kind of silly, but really fun! I love the ‘Haute’ bag

  21. 18 April 2009 5:35 pm

    I love that bag too, I love that not everyone will understand ‘haute!’ The price is not so nice though and the colour is not so practical either. If only I had money to bomb!

  22. 18 April 2009 6:43 pm

    Love the Haute bag. So jealous of Erika!

  23. 18 April 2009 8:38 pm

    What a haute bag indeed! I want one, or two maybe five 🙂


  24. kristine permalink
    18 April 2009 9:08 pm

    Oo I love how when you write you turn a simple canvas bag into a work of couture! I hope you can get it (:

  25. kristine permalink
    18 April 2009 9:15 pm

    P.S.: if they were cheaper i would so totally buy you one. and myself one. (: that’s how much i love LC!

  26. 18 April 2009 9:43 pm

    simple an chic*..

  27. 18 April 2009 9:48 pm

    very clean looking and nice

  28. 18 April 2009 11:52 pm

    oh! i think i need one! or two!

  29. 19 April 2009 1:39 am

    what a genius idea! ill have all of them please

  30. 19 April 2009 2:11 am

    Oh gee, I think I want a canvas bag. It’s sooo prettyyy.

  31. 19 April 2009 3:23 am

    I love canvas totes too! I’ve been looking for a stylish one for the longest time but haven’t found it yet. I want one of those haute bags! xxoxoxo

  32. 19 April 2009 3:59 am

    i definitely saw the haute bag on fashion chalet and fell in love too!

  33. 19 April 2009 4:13 am

    I’ve just discovered your blog and it’s great, congrats!
    XOXO from France!

  34. 19 April 2009 4:14 am

    Great blog and great posts!
    XOXO from France!

  35. 19 April 2009 4:39 am

    La CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Its been a while huh? :*(

    OOOH! Totes that aren’t just the standard sort. Makes it that bit more appealing when luscious words are slashed across its front huh? hehehe 🙂

  36. 19 April 2009 6:05 am

    Oh my favourite canvas bag was the “belle ingenue” bag that I got free from lagarconne when I ordered my Phillip Lim clutch. It’s done me well! ❤

  37. 19 April 2009 7:35 am

    Those bags are pretty haute! They’d be absolutely perfect for travelling (and keeping my makeup in).

    btw Fafi lipsticks from MAC are definitely worth it. the textures are really great. thanks for visiting 🙂

  38. 19 April 2009 11:45 am

    oh I love your blog ❤
    exchange links?

  39. 19 April 2009 12:40 pm

    This makes me want a canvas bag.

  40. 19 April 2009 1:31 pm

    Those would make a good beach/travel bag to carry all kinds of stuff: )) hehe
    thanks for sharing darling


  41. 19 April 2009 1:48 pm

    Oooh, darling, these are just fantastic. I adore a classy looking canvas bag, and these are so perfect 🙂 Hopefully we’ll be able to find one just as cute, but much cheaper once this trend kicks off!
    Have a fabulous end to your weekend, darling.

  42. 19 April 2009 2:01 pm

    Very simple and stylish, i prefer the one ‘haute’ in it.

  43. Alize Morand permalink
    19 April 2009 2:31 pm

    Very Haute indeed! 🙂

    You know the girl on your fantastic profile picture with the yellow heels? The most beautiful fashion journalist of Tatler, and I’ve met her last week, her hair is beyond fa-bu-lous! Just thought I had to let you know!! bisous! x

  44. 19 April 2009 3:10 pm

    So pretty! I love the bags =)

  45. 19 April 2009 6:09 pm

    Thank You for stopping by!!
    Went by your page and I’m loving it ! I just added it to my blog list.
    Keep sharing!

  46. abdcforever permalink
    19 April 2009 6:12 pm

    that wud be so perfect for a school bag!

  47. 19 April 2009 6:14 pm

    Haha, yeah but it’s too bad I still have a year to go! Gah.

  48. 19 April 2009 7:31 pm

    I love the text on the lining – sneaky!

  49. 19 April 2009 7:40 pm

    it’s pricey but i think we have paid more. it’s a cute bag.

  50. 19 April 2009 9:46 pm

    Oh I love the utilitarian aspect and simplicity of this bag. i’m intrigued.

  51. 19 April 2009 10:14 pm

    you have such a great blog.
    i adore reading it!

  52. 19 April 2009 11:14 pm

    Hello La C. Wow. Love those bags. I hope you’ve had a great weekend. Take care. Enjoy your week. Cheers!

  53. 20 April 2009 6:49 pm

    I love these!!

  54. 21 April 2009 2:34 pm

    This blog’s where its happenning. Keep up the good work.

  55. 21 April 2009 5:28 pm

    Canvas bags are a summer essential~ I like all of these bags.

  56. 21 April 2009 7:05 pm

    Love this blog I’ll be back when I have more time.

  57. rossovelvet permalink
    22 April 2009 2:57 pm

    This also reminds me of the Longchamp ‘ Ceci est un It-Bag ‘.

  58. 23 April 2009 7:20 am

    you have such a lovely blog ; im in love with it !!!
    i add you on my bloglist for sure ! 🙂
    a bientot !

  59. 24 April 2009 5:50 am

    I love this blog!

  60. lizabeth44 permalink
    25 April 2009 2:36 am

    its cute but that much for canvas?
    i still LOVE your blog though:)

    • 26 April 2009 7:26 pm

      lizabeth44: It is a lot for a canvas bag – I gotta admit that! Don’t be sorry! All opinions are welcome (unless they’re nasty!). Thank you darling! ❤

      La C.


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