3 ways to rock the drawstring bucket bag

Urban road warriors carry their whole world in their bags and these three style mavens are no exception. Top on their hit list - a stylish bag that functions as a day-to-evening companion. We delve into their Ralph Lauren Ricky bags for a sneak peek into their inner sanctums.

Rozz, 35, TV HOST AND RADIO PRESENTER AT LUSH 99.5
Rozz, 35, TV HOST AND RADIO PRESENTER AT LUSH 99.5
26 Apr 2015

Rozz, 35, TV HOST AND RADIO PRESENTER AT LUSH 99.5

What’s your personal style?
(Above) Nappa calfskin Ricky drawstring handbag with detachable sling and top handle, silk-lined viscose-blend zip-up jacket and viscose-blend skinny trousers, by Ralph Lauren. Bralet and boots, model's own.

My style is fuss-free, and I stick closely to basics. My wardrobe consists of classics like the perfect leather jacket, the perfect pair of jeans and leather boots, the perfect little black dress and a couple of fabulous winter coats. I’m mostly in black and I love playing with textures and form. Two of my favourite designers are Gareth Pugh and Ann Demeulemeester.

How does it translate into the style of bags that you carry?
I'm not a fan of loud monograms so I love that the Ricky bag is all about a clean design and structure.

Drawstring and bucket bags are very popular this season. What do you like about these style of bags?
It is a timeless, cross-generational piece. It is understated yet stylish — a classic and versatile bag that will remain relevant in my wardrobe for years to come. 

Rozz, 35, TV HOST AND RADIO PRESENTER AT LUSH 99.5
Rozz, 35, TV HOST AND RADIO PRESENTER AT LUSH 99.5
26 Apr 2015

Rozz, 35, TV HOST AND RADIO PRESENTER AT LUSH 99.5

(Above) Ricky drawstring handbag, Ricky wallet and metal-frame aviators, by Ralph Lauren.

What do you look for in a bag?
The leather has to be soft yet sturdy. I also pay close attention to metal work if any, because I immediately dismiss a bag that uses cheap-looking hardware. I’m not a fan of prints and patterns. I have a pretty loud personality; if I add an odd-shaped bag with loud prints, I’d be a sensory overload on two legs. That’s why I prefer to stick to basic pieces in neutral or shades of grey.

What are the two must-have items in your bag?
My Skull Candy x Eric Koston snakeskin Crusher headphones look awesome and works like a dream to cancel out loud noises. I can be seated next to a screaming baby on a plane and remain oblivious to the ruckus. My Givenchy sharktooth earring allows me to be a more stylish and scrubbed-up version of a punk — love it! These two items, like the Ricky bag, are examples of items I love that have good form and function.

Fiona Fussi, 19, MODEL
Fiona Fussi, 19, MODEL
26 Apr 2015

Fiona Fussi, 19, MODEL

(Above) Nappa calfskin Ricky drawstring handbag with detachable sling and top handle and cashmere turtleneck sleeveless top (worn under T-shirt), by Ralph Lauren. Sleeveless T-shirt and jeans, model's own.

What’s your personal style?
My personal style is quite eclectic. It can be feminine and glamorous — and also cool and laid-back.

How does it translate into the type or style of bags you carry?
Well, the bag needs to be versatile, just like my personal style! I think the Ricky bag can match most of my outfits as it can be worn in three different ways.

Drawstring and bucket bags are very popular this season. What do you like about these style of bags?
It really boils down to versatility. The Ricky bag for example comes with a removable top handle and cross body strap, so it is really up to the wearer to customise the bag to their own style.

Fiona Fussi, 19, MODEL
Fiona Fussi, 19, MODEL
26 Apr 2015

Fiona Fussi, 19, MODEL

(Above) Ricky drawstring handbag and sandals, by Ralph Lauren.

What do you look for in a bag?
It has to be practical, cute and versatile. The more outfits it can be worn with, the better! I like to experiment with bold colours and prints but I also always have a few “safe” bags that go with almost anything.

What are the two must-have items in your bag?
I bring my iPad out with me a lot when I am on the go, for reading and also as a portfolio for castings, so I love a bag that can fit my iPad just like the Ricky bag — it makes travelling much more convenient. I always bring out my pair of Miu Miu sunglasses with me, especially with the blazing sun here, and also as a fashion statement.

Liv Lo, 29, MODEL, ACTRESS AND INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR
Liv Lo, 29, MODEL, ACTRESS AND INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR
26 Apr 2015

Liv Lo, 29, MODEL, ACTRESS AND INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR

(Above) Nappa calfskin Ricky drawstring handbag with detachable sling and top handle and silk flared trousers, by Ralph Lauren. Bodysuit and high-heel pumps, model's own.

What’s your personal style?
Laidback yet sexy.

How does your style translate to the type or style of bags you carry?
Well I like something that is casual with an accessible design. I think the Ricky drawstring handbag has both a dress-down and dress-up appeal. And it comes in pops of colour like red or orange, which is both sexy and fun.

Drawstring and bucket bags are very popular this season. What do you like about these style of bags?
The versatile dual-carry top handle and the crossbody options allow me to wear it differently. I don't dress posh every day, and can choose to carry the Ricky bag on more casual days when I’m in denim. The rectangular form adds structure to a typically slouchy design that is unique and yet accessible. Matched with a darker hue, the bag looks sophisticated and chic, and yet matched with a brighter colour, the bag immediately appeals to younger fashionistas.

Liv Lo, 29, MODEL, ACTRESS AND INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR
Liv Lo, 29, MODEL, ACTRESS AND INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR
26 Apr 2015

Liv Lo, 29, MODEL, ACTRESS AND INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR

(Above) Ricky drawstring handbag, sunglasses and metallic pumps, by Ralph Lauren.

What do you look for in a bag?
Size and wearability. A bag must be able to fit my active lifestyle without looking worn or tired. I have never counted how many bags I have, but I am guessing around 40-50. But it also includes clutches! I think it is important to have a functional design to suit your style and personality. Bags are personal companions that take you places and are a fashion statement.

What are the two must-have items in your bag?
Coffee is my life. There is a lot of waiting time on set and if I just drink a single cup of coffee, I will peak and crash without having delivered my lines. To combat this, I carry a thermos of a double-shot Nespresso with milk to last me throughout the day — and I take a sip when I need to perform. My Canon camera is so light and take beautiful snapshots. I use a wifi memory card to share images to my phone in an instant to upload on Instagram.

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