Uncategorized | January 12, 2009
An interesting exhibit at the Wyoming State Museum right now is pocketbook anthropology, a collection of 50 handbags by artists, artisan and designers from around the world. Leila Hadley Luce’s words, writer and former cartoon editor for the Saturday Evening Post, open the dialogue about this exhibit: “One’s handbag is an extension of self, persona and personality.”
A woman’s purse is one of the most valuable possessions she has. Remember the man purse on Friends? Rachel convinced Joey that he’d get the part he was trying out for because he would exude charisma and confidence. Whether or not all the females out there who carry purses feel that amount of confidence in this seemingly necessary wardrobe accompaniment, the museum exhibit features a diverse selection of collectible, nostalgic, interpretive and iconic examples of that leading fashion accessory that would lend a distinctive finish to any chic girl’s (or guy’s) outfit.