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>> I can't get enough of this mental 1980s Kenzo jumper, which I found on Etsy after a six hour browsing glut.  The relevance of the jungle frenzied pattern in relation to the current incarnation of Kenzo under Humberto Leon and Carol Lim's creative direction is seriously uncanny.  More importantly though, it's the perfect crazy tiled print foundation to the Sarah Frances Kuhn x Meredith Wendell strap, which has been the most asked-about thing I've worn at fashion weeks.

Remember Sarah Frances Kuhn and her niche-finding experience of going from being Teen Vogue's accessories editor to err… camera strap designer?  During NYFW, she debuted a new range of straps, made in collaboration with accessories label Meredith Wendell, using materials from their past collections such as eye-popping climbing rope, Italian leathers and Scottish plaid.  All cameras from bulky DSLRs to small point and shoots are catered for and they're now on sale online.  The strap I have is the Ruby River Super Deluxe which has been hoisted onto the Canon 60D and swung around multiple times without any accidents.  The green leather which rests on the shoulder happens to have a decent bit of cushioning in it too to counteract any strap chaffing issues.  It's a bit wrong to describe them as camera "outfits" seeing as they serve a practical purpose but the straps definitely make these bulky-yet-necessary objects less of an eyesore.  Also, not to encourage the ridiculous notion of buying a bag purely to match a camera strap but the current season Meredith Wendell backpacks, which are on Matches online, would look ridiculously cute alongside the SFK straps.  It's a combination that almost begs for a gaggle of streetstyle photographers to pounce upon with their own DSLRs, snapping away at the more colourfully attired DSLR.  Is that all a bit meta mental?  I don't think I'm selling this into you, am I?

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Comments (27)

  1. Brigadeiro says:

    I have you to thank for putting me on to Sarah Frances Kuhn, as I got myself one of her gorgeous straps for my camera (which I love). But oh dear, now I need to try to resist the urge to get a new strap from this fab new range!
    xx
    http://brigadeirochoc.blogspot.com

  2. Jasmine says:

    These are amazing. I need one in my life!

  3. Rhoda Wong says:

    so in love with the camera straps! super fun!
    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

  4. This is amazing. These straps are beautiful!

  5. camilla says:

    Oh thank Mary, I’ve been looking for a camera strap that isn’t aesthetically murdering for about a year now. Safe to say I’m sold on these, they remind me of rock climbing gear? In a good way..
    x Camilla

  6. Mellygoround says:

    I love these straps :) Such an awesome design x

  7. Ira says:

    Awesome pics! I love the backpacks:)
    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

  8. Anna says:

    Love the way the cameras are captured. Really colourful.
    Regards
    Anna

  9. These camera straps are super funky! I want one!
    A new outfit post is up on Local & Opulent. 70s Style.
    http://localandopulent.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/276/

  10. These camera straps are super funky! I want one!
    A new outfit post is up on Local & Opulent. 70s Style.
    http://localandopulent.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/276/

  11. These camera straps are super funky! I want one!
    A new outfit post is up on Local & Opulent. 70s Style.
    http://localandopulent.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/276/

  12. Iwona says:

    Cool the cameras! I like:)

  13. Joy says:

    these are seriously gorgeous. i didnt believe that is vintage kenzo wow.

  14. Those camera straps are the bomb. But if we’re talking about the camera strap in bomb terms, it would be nuclear.
    http://www.hermindbloggles.blogspot.com

  15. Caz says:

    Jumper is beautiful, might have to search for it!! Also, and I am dire need of a new camera strap and these are gorgeous! Mine is both ugly and completely worn out! xx

  16. SJP says:

    Those are insanely pretty! Who knew mountain climbing ropes could make such good camera straps ;)

  17. Loving these! Very vintage cool
    Isabella Watson have some great items a bit like this too

  18. Bianca says:

    I love the retro camera’s such cool colours, and I love the photography awesome!

  19. jean cave says:

    bewty jumper

  20. Liv says:

    really awesome camera straps, love it!!! xoxo
    http://dropofinkk.blogspot.com/

  21. Maria says:

    these are sweet ah! they have so much character and are like an upgrade from the retro 70s style film slr straps. i also just kind of like camera porn :D

  22. Kate Brown says:

    I must say, I absolutely love that jumper too :)

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