My love for handbags and hip hop have been mutually exclusive up until this moment, but now these two worlds have collided in a collaboration that I had to shine a spotlight on. As part of the release of their next issue, the Australian lifestyle magazine Monster Children has enlisted the editorial styling of Mike Diamond of the Beastie Boys. Issue #43, which was released this week, showcases content culled by Mike D featuring surf, skate, hip hop and art luminaries.
Perhaps the coolest part of his guest editorial gig was that Diamond curated a limited edition box set of designed items that will be sold alongside the new issue of the mag. The unique set includes items created by featured artists and designers that collaborated with Mike D. If that isn’t enough for you, Clare V, Mike D and Monster Children are selling limited edition bags and leather card cases to commemorate this design equivalent of a cipher!
I am obsessed with the artwork designed by Mike D that lines this Clare V’s Cartable. The slim canvas tote has tan leather handles and is screenprinted with MDMCCV; as cool as it looks on the outside, I’d totally rock this bag inside out. It’s an awesome piece that I may just buy for my husband and then steal from him immediately…
Back to the box set. I really love the photography of Josh Cheuse that’s also featured in the limited edition set. If you are not familiar with the artist’s work, check out this video.
The box set is available for sale on June 16th, but Monster Children is accepting pre-orders now.