What is a Gabbi bag do I hear you ask? Do you feel the need to catch up on some fashion gossip? Then I can reveal. that the Gabbi bag is the new ‘vegan leather’inexpensive ‘it’ bag from JW PEI A Los Angeles based accessories brand, founded by a husband and wife duo. The bag was made famous by a couple of super models and Hailey Beiber who all heavily influenced me to search out one for myself. I fell in love with and bought the ‘Nutella’ colour version, a delicious name in both senses of the word.
What is Vegan leather?
The Gabbi bag is made from vegan leather a posh word for ‘pleather’ if you ask me! Vegan leather is made from a plastic base and is treated with wax, dye or polyurethane to create the colour and texture. JW Pei guarantee that they use high quality canvas, polyurethane, and certified fabric made from recycled plastic bottles.
My Gabbi Bag London & Alice At The V & A
Tickets for Alice Curiouser and Curiouser were booked in May; I was excited and more than a little anxious to be back in London after a whole year of staying local. Everything and everyone appeared different, the trains were cleaner and there was no overcrowding. People were smiling more and seemed happy just to be outside in the London sunshine. As was I, with my trusty Gabbi bag by my side!
My Gabbi Bag was the perfect companion. Large enough to contain, my phone, hand sanitizer, car keys, small hairbrush and scrunchie, a spare mask, plus a lipstick and pen. The inner pocket held my tickets and cards. She sat on my lap on the train to London and nestled snugly in my hand all day. A perfect all seasons little bag. I’m now wondering what colour Gabbi Bag to choose next!
Alice The Exhibition
I have been obsessed with all things Alice since I was about 5. Alice figures heavily in my childhood memories.It was 1970, I was 7, my Mum and Stepfather were divorcing, I escaped into a world of fiction. I read and reread Alice in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass. I fantasized that there really was a much happier world on the other side of the mirror. My books became my safety net, my escape from the harsh reality of life.
I met up with fellow blogger Lois for coffee and cakes and afterwards a mooch around the V&A. The actual exhibition felt crowded and hot, compared to the quiet of the galleries and coffee shops. The first part of the exhibition showed how ‘Alice’ was depicted in Art.
Seeing the original artwork for the book was my absolute favourite part. It was pure joy to see the original John Teniel illustrations for the book. Every pencil mark and smudge, my childhood memories came flooding back. I won’t post everything because I dont want to ruin it for you if you decide to visit!.
Alice Curiouser and Curiouser is on at The Victoria and Albert Museum until 21st December.
More Alice and that Gabbi Bag on my Instagram Account
Do pop over to my Instagram Account I have published a reel showing more of the Exhibition if you are interested.
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