For this edition of #vienschezmoi we are so excited to be featuring our beautiful, inspiring friend Anne-Marie, who we highlighted throughout the month of February. Anne-Marie underwent a heart transplant over a year ago and celebrated her one year anniversary with her new heart back in September❤️ . Check out our other blog posts for what Anne-Marie has been up to this past year and you will understand why this friend makes our hearts sing!!! 🎤 ✨ enjoy 👇
Name: Anne-Marie Koeslag
Occupation: I’m a teacher
Favourite place in your home: My favourite place is our brown couch in the living room.
Why: It is to life what the time-out tree is to a serious game of tag. When we’ve had a long day, we meet up on the brown couch, forget everything, and nap. Our naps are best on a Winter day, when the sun is out and its warmth takes over the living room. Long live the brown couch 😉
Your favourite possession: My favourite possession is anything that brings me music, like Sirius in the car or the speaker in my shower.
Why: Music is everything. It calms me, it energizes me, it’s where I spend my daydreams and it’s where I reflect on life. Car or shower concerts are the best therapy in the world 🎶🎤
Your favourite VAM purchase: That’s a tough one. My Cleobella weekender bag, Krista Norris rebel wingtip scarf…I’m also REALLY excited to wear my new little Félicité butterfly top when it’s warm out!


An ode to the perfect handbag

As a woman, one of life’s perpetual problems is finding the perfect bag. Recently I brought home this pretty number from Status Anxiety, and I’m convinced. It’s the best handbag I’ve ever owned. Period.

Hailing from Australia, Status Anxiety is relatively new brand for VAM, but is already known around the while for being the perfect bag for the fashion conscious, quality obsessed intelligent shopper. Most bags run between $90-$300.

Firstly, the soft, pebbled leather looks like it costs about six times what it actually does. The bag screams Alexander Wang without coming across as the bag that everyone and their best friend has. The dual straps are perfect for toting the bag as a cross-body or in the crook of your elbow, that sweet spot where us ladies like to carry all of our bags.

The bag itself is large enough to carry your wallet, lunch and any multitude of other things you need to carry throughout the day; the unique shape of the bag allows it to fold over on itself to comfortably facilitate wearing it cross body.

The feature that seals the deal for me is a cell-phone-sized pocket with a magnetic closure on the outside!! This means no more rooting around in your bag looking for your phone, it’s safe and sound right by your side.

Find my favourite Status Anxiety bag and more at Viens Avec Moi!!! xo