5 Iconic Gucci Bags

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From a humble start, Gucci has grown into a prominent fashion brand, producing some rather covetable luxury products. Combining quality, style and unrivalled craftsmanship, Gucci has dominated the fashion world with it stylish, fine quality products. Bags are among the products the fashion giant is renowned for. Over the years, Gucci has produced several bags that have left a mark in the fashion market. While most of the Gucci bags have been quite popular, there are a number of them that will always be iconic. Below is a list of some of the most iconic bags from Gucci.


Gucci Padlock GG Supreme Bag

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Gucci Padlock GG handbag features some stunning embellishments. The variety it offers is one of the reasons behind its popularity. Available in several colors and styles, the bag offers an impeccable way of completing your outfit. It has a gorgeous chain strap that further enhances its stylishness. Its petite design makes it easy to carry. The bag is also spacious and can be used to hold a lot of your personal items.


Gucci Bamboo Bag

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The history of Gucci Bamboo Bag highlights the creativity behind the success of this famous brand. At the time of its initial production, finding leather was quite a challenge. Gucci craftsmen were however not deterred by this. They instead resorted to using the easily available bamboo. The bamboo would be heated and used to make the bags. The creativity behind the Gucci Bamboo Bag yielded a stylish handbag that looks elegant and exotic. The bag remains stylish today as it was decades ago.


Gucci Queen Margaret

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One of the most desirable bags in the Gucci line of products, the Gucci Queen Margaret comes in several exceptional models. The bag combines traditional and modern fashion elements for an exquisite and timeless masterpiece. The bamboo handle of the handbag is styled with an encrusted bee closure made of pearl and crystals. The gorgeous bag also comes with an ID holder attached to it, a nifty feature for any bag enthusiast.


Gucci Jackie Bag

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The Gucci Jackie Bag is another iconic product under the brand’s name. Due to the bag’s prior success, it was relaunched in 2009 maintaining a lot of features from the previous design but adding a modern touch to it. The bag looks fancy and modern with an elegant structure. Designed to blend perfectly with various outfits, the Gucci Jackie Bag is large and spacious, making it an ideal piece for anyone that seeks to carry many items.


Gucci Dionysus

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Despite being a recent entrant into the market, the Gucci Dionysus has already gained worldwide popularity. The style of the bag is inspired by the tale of Dionysus who was son of Zeus. Dionysus turned into a tiger and carried a nymph across a river. The structure of the bag holds this tale in its structure. The bag features hand-embroidered flowers and bees that decorate the exterior of the bag elegantly. Gucci Dionysus is a mixture of tradition and modernity, hence a timeless handbag that is perfect for various occasions.


Which Gucci Bag is your favourite?

My Ancestry DNA Test with Living DNA

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I recently got the opportunity to have an ancestry DNA test done with Living DNA and I jumped at the chance. If you read my last post about me wanting to have an ancestry DNA test done, you will know how eager I was to get this test done. It has been on mind for years now, so I was very happy when I got the chance to do this.

For those who have never heard of this test before, it is a 3 in 1 DNA ancestry test like no other by Living DNA. The results of the test will tell you who you are and where you come from. It answers questions you may have surrounding your family ancestry and shows your full history.


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The Process

Once I got the Living DNA sampling kit, I got it activated on the website and then I followed the instructions on the kit. I took a cheek swab and had the pack sent back. Within 36 hours, I got an email confirming they have received my kit and were working on my swab. Within 3 weeks, I got an email informing me that my results were now ready and I could view it in my online account. I wasn’t prepared for what I read.


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The results cover 3 aspects of DNA – Family Ancestry (Autosomal DNA), Motherline Ancestry (mtDNA) and Fatherline Ancestry (Y-DNA, males only).


Family Ancestry (Autosomal DNA)

This part of the test looks at my ancestors in recent times (about 10 generations ago). The 90.7% African ancestry was expected but I thought the figure would be a lot higher. I didn’t expect to see the 7.6 European and 1.7 Near East. That was a shock. The 7.6 European part (France) is mainly from my father’s side from the looks of it. While the 1.7 Near East (Turkey) is mainly from my mother’s side according to the Motherline Coverage Map.


Motherline Coverage Map (mtDNA)

This part of the test looks at my direct maternal ancestry. It was interesting to read about my Motherline. I found the Motherline Coverage Map (mtDNA) very informative. It was good to see all the regions where we share a common ancient ancestor.

The highest on the Map were Chad, Kenya and Mozambique with 38%. I thought Nigeria would be at the top but it was down in the middle at 18%. Portugal, Syria and Equitorial Guinea were at the bottom of the Map at 1% each. The information on the map has definitely given me food for thought.


We are all connected

It is interesting to see how we humans are all connected. These results have definitely given me something to think about and I can see myself doing some more digging. It has answered many of my questions surrounding my genetic ancestry and I am happy I got the opportunity to do it.

You can get yours done by buying the kit on the Living DNA website for £99. I bet your results would fascinate you like mine fascinated me.

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