Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Asprey

Margaret Thatcher's famous handbag has gone up for auction.  You can read more about it here.  The proceeds are going to charity apparently.

In other purse 'news' - did you read the Oprah magazine, poetry issue?  Of course you did.  Then perhaps you came across this:

"When I least expect it something strikes me. Just now, for instance, we were driving westward and stopped at the West Virginia welcome station, and I looked at the woman next to me who tucked her purse between her legs to wash her hands, and that little action triggered something in me—I suddenly thought of all the things we do subconsciously to keep things neat, and the way women carry purses around." 
—Rita Dove