First up, the pastel iteration of the On The Go GM bag, which uses the ancient Japanese Shibori dyeing technique to create the saturated colour that pops on Cardi’s Insta feed. The “Money” singer offset the unicorn palette of the £1,920 tote with bubblegum-pink hair, a lilac bikini and monster heels in metallic purple. The setting? Her marble outdoor kitchen gleaming in the sunshine, natch. Take two: the red tie-dye Neverfull tote bag. Cardi called upon celebrity nail artist Chaun Legend to paint the LV monogram on her nails for a matchy matchy snap of her ombré arm candy and its handy inner pouch.
The culmination of the sunset look, centred around the Neverfull, was a post of a pink-haired Cardi showing off her £1,150 purchase, as well as her refreshed peacock tattoo, on the balcony of her mega mansion. Another day, another matching LV tote and bikini pairing. For a video captioned “Leave my rolls alone”, in which she took down “body-shamers” commenting on her weight, Cardi paired a baby-blue LV monogram bikini with an ocean-coloured On The Go tote. The queen of clap backs even brushed a slick of turquoise hair dye through her parting to complement the fade effect on her bag.The subliminal message behind Bartier Cardi’s status bags: she’s putting her own (LV) stamp on summer style, and no one can stop her.