The time has come, guys. Winter is almost upon us. While I can’t say I’m a big fan of the cold, I do love the chance to rock a whole new season’s worth of looks. Needless to say, I’ve been doing a lot of browsing through shopping sites and fashion magazines as I piece together my dream list of winter clothes and accessories. And what tops that list, you might ask? Currently, I’m in love with luxury handbag designer Rosalina Nacken and her glamorous Shelle Classica.
Part of why I love the Shelle so much is the brand’s focus on career-driven women. Rosalina Nacken herself says that she is inspired by women who pave their own way through life, and I can totally see that in her work. Her innovative designs aren’t just made to look gorgeous, though they definitely do. They’re also the perfect mix of class and professionalism. I could see myself bringing it to work for the day, or just as easily taking it out with me for a night on the town. It’s empowering to see a designer with such strong feminine convictions, and I love that her passion bleeds through into her work.
On the less idealistic, more style-driven side, I also love that the Shelle is practically made for winter. The three shades that the Classica comes in—Rich Black, Royal Blue, and Poetic Peach—would fit perfectly into any winter wardrobe. Deeper tones are always big near the end of the year, and the blue and peach bags carry just the right splash of colour for the season. And the scratch-resistant and water-repellent patent finish keeps the bag protected from the rain and snow, which means that a surprise change in the weather won’t spell disaster for the Shelle, or the belongings I’m keeping inside of it. In fact, the included Shelle Futura tablet case ensures that even my handheld electronics will be safe from the elements.
And the Shelle isn’t just practical for winter, it’s also the perfect pair to some of the biggest upcoming trends. Just think of how well Rosalina Nacken’s handbags would look with the over-the-knee boots that are appearing on the street as we head into the colder end of fall! The black Classica would be a great match for a pair of leather boots in the same colour, or you could make a statement by pairing them with the peach bag to really make it pop. The gold accents would also fit perfectly with the statement jewellery that I’ve already started to stock up on, especially after seeing so much of it on the runways a few weeks ago. Very forward-thinking.
That’s ultimately what I like most about Rosalina Nacken; the forward-thinking look and, more importantly, the forward-thinking feminine ideas behind the design. I definitely look forward to the day when I’m able to add one of her bags to my collection.