Pippa Middleton has certainly been rivaling her older sister, Kate, for being the most stylish Middleton, and she has always ensured to match any gorgeous ensembles with equally chic totes. Interestingly enough, her latest tote has a little secret that is a stylish-techie’s dream. Well, it’s perhaps a dream for any fashionable busy gal on the go.
People shares what lies beneath the gorgeous leather of the bag’s exterior, called the Marylebone, and which Pippa has taken on as her latest arm accessory.
“Princess Kate’s younger sister is a fan of handbag designer Aspinal of London’s cell phone-charging tote, creative director Mariya Dykalo revealed to PEOPLE at their recent London Fashion Week event. Specifically the Marylebone Tech Tote, which has a concealed phone charger in the inside pocket – perfect for busy women on the go. Pippa, who owns alarge monochrome version and alarge navy one (retailing for $1,325 each), also has a tan version in their non-tech design ($940).”
No more fumbling for phone chargers in a run-of-the-mill tote, and then seeking frantically for an outlet to plug into, ladies. If you’ve got the change, you too can have the convenience of the tote complete with functional phone charger.
Maria Dykalo, creative director for the brand, shares just how in love with the brand Pippa is, in addition to all the Middleton ladies, and relays how perfect the family is for representing to brand, purely due to how much they like the bags.
“Pippa is very stylish, classy and elegant. The whole Middleton family loves the brand and they have been great supporters. There is always such a great response when people see Pippa with our bags.”
The Ukranian-born designer shares that specific nations are strong Pippa admirers and help perpetuate the Pippa-effect, much like the Kate-effect.
“‘Pippa effect’ is especially strong in two places: Customers from America and China, they really love the royal connection.”
The 2016 version of the calfskin leather tote, which will be titled the Editor’s Tote and will be available in Autumn, involves one more useful security feature just in case the bag is left behind or stolen.
” [T]he brand is taking the tech trend to the next level with their Editor’s Tote for Autumn/Winter 2016. Not only does it feature Pippa’s favorite phone-charging function, but also the removable Aspinal Tracking Tile, allowing you to track your bag to its last location.”
Kate Middleton and Pippa Middleton will likely be quick to scoop up the newest version of the bag, and it seems as though the added security feature is one that any woman would find useful.
Pippa has usually enjoyed showing off her latest bespoke couture ensembles and smiling radiantly for photographers regardless of her whereabouts. However, since her relationship with James Matthews has taken off and become more serious, the younger Middleton has intentionally shied away from paparazzi.
The reasons for this, as Express shares, most probably involve the fact that Pippa has seen a number of relationships come to an end due to the media frenzy that continuously surrounds her due to her royal ties and her willingness to pose for photographers. Pippa has even been charged by previous beaus as being too inviting to the limelight.
It’s clear that the fitness enthusiast and fashionable beauty is taking her man into consideration a touch more than she did in her past relationships. Pippa and James have a lot in common, including their love for fitness, and it’s been reported that the two were involved a few years back, so they are actually rekindling a flame.
Pippa seems to be making a wise decision to respect the privacy of Matthews even though her radiant smile is likely missed in the media.
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