the hunt: fashion. function. fanny pack!

My latest shoot for Hour was in the middle of nowhere, literally in a field surrounded by woods. In a stroke of genius that had me and prop stylist Stephanie Potts wishing we had thought of it first, our new art director, Valerie, was stowing all of her photo shoot essentials in a fanny pack. Yes - a fanny pack. Scissors, pens, string, phone, bug spray - everything was in there, yet both of her hands were free during the entire shoot.

And then this showed up on the internet:

Matthew McConaughey, photo via HuffPo

That is one sexy ass fanny pack.

Now that I've seen how useful - and heartthrob approved - they are, I think it's time to jump on the fanny pack bandwagon. Here are some of my functional-yet-fashionable favorites:

1/ Pins and Needles, $69 - so rock 'n' roll! 2/ Alexander Wang, $495 - spendy, but so cool. 3 & 4/ Herschel Supply Co.,  $25-$45 - so many great prints! 5/ Rebecca Minkoff, $195 - can also be worn as a shoulder bag. 6/ Leibeskind, $198 - so many pockets! 7/ Cleobella, $245 - meow! 8/ DKNY, $108 - classic black and white colorblocking.