A Friend

In Hand


Every woman needs a bag that stands by her—and stands the test of time.

F ew things in fashion are forever, but at the core of every great closet you’re destined to find a hardworking handbag that can stand the test of time. For the woman who favours a classic sensibility, a carryall that transcends trends is also the first thing that she reaches for in the morning, knowing that she can count on it to see her through the day. Not tied to any one occasion, its repertoire ranges from polished and functional workwear addition to compact evening accessory. It’s the practical purse that she can sling over her shoulder while running weekend errands, effortlessly elevating off-duty denim. In fact, it’s the kind of hero piece that chimes with any outfit—the ultimate friend in hand.

If you haven’t found your forever bag yet, Christian Dior’s latest release is a worthy contender for the title. Taking the form of a sleek rectangular shape, the 30 Montaigne holds all the hallmarks of a timeless design: clean lines, luxe gold hardware, an adjustable strap and a colour palette that skips from pale pink to the label’s iconic blue jacquard canvas. The result? A bag that cuts through the sartorial noise in favour of refined elegance to last a lifetime. And, like a modern-day heirloom to be passed down through generations, it might even be cherished in the next one, too.


Photography Michael Brunt @ Assembly Agency
Styling Freddie Fredericks
Hair Joel Forman @ Lion Artist Management
Makeup Teneille Sorgiovanni @ Lion Artist Management
Model Dominika Drozdowska @ Priscillas
Words Natalie Mell
All clothing and accessories Dior