The bag is from Samantha Heskia's second collection; her designs are already swinging from the trendiest arms in Britain. All are made to order in the colour or combination of your choice. Styles include satin- lined envelope bags and drawstring pouches.
The one here is a mini beach bag, designed to contain the essentials for the seaside, patch of grass or outdoor pool. Tube of sunscreen, a novel and shades fit happily, but think about somewhere else to put loose change. The workmanship is faultless, and because it's reinforced with extra- strong wire (which holds the hand-picked beads together), however dainty the bag is, you don't have to be.
Available from Johnny Moke, 396 King's Road, London SW3, 0171-351 2232; to order from Samantha Heskia, 0171-373 7613. Prices start at pounds 60. MELANIE RICKEYReuse content