This just in. You’re in luck (so to speak) if you’re scouting for a personalised present: Dior’s delightfully eclectic MY LADY DIOR STAR Fall 2017 collection has been rolled out in Singapore ahead of its global launch – just in time for Mother’s Day gifting.
The lush leather bag in question is fun and functional in equal measure: Besides its hands-free shoulder sling and roomy interior, you’ll also get to embellish your arm candy with ‘lucky’ badges for a playful, polished and prosperous vibe.
We can preempt the question on your lips: Why Zodiac signs and lucky charms? Well, you can trace the maison’s spotlight on superstition all the way to Monsieur Christian Dior himself, who professed a lifelong belief in destiny and divination. Fun fact: You can thank his personal fortune teller Madame Delahaye for changing the course of fashion history, as she was instrumental in exhorting Monsieur Dior to take the plunge and accept a proposal to create his own couture house. Stash that bit of trivia aside for use at your next cocktail party conversation!
But back to the bags and badges. For the former, you get to choose from four fabulous hues for now – Black, Grey, Light Pink and Red, with Sky Blue and Maroon to follow – on which to affix three of the 26 new badges: A dove, a hand and a star, all of which can be used to soup up your bag strap via a snazzy snap button mechanism.
As for the badges themselves, each exquisite enamel charm (the entire 26-piece suite is slated to drop in late-May or June) has been painted by hand, with the designs taking a leaf from the singularly whimsical style of Jean Cocteau of Les Enfants Terribles and Orpheus fame. Thematically speaking, there are 12 Zodiac signs and 14 lucky charms (and yes, you can buy each trinket separately should you so decide.)
Check out the complete collection by scrolling through the slides above, and get ahead of the fashion pack by perusing the pre-launch of MY LADY DIOR STAR at the Dior boutiques at ION Orchard and Ngee Ann City. #HappyShopping!