Because who wants a drab boring bag that SCREAMS I’m a camera bag!
A product review of the MiMi DSRL Camera Bag designed by Kelly Moore
I’ll be the first to admit I have a problem. I LOVE camera bags, I love shopping for them I love reviewing them and I love BUYING them. I’m the type of person that carries her camera every where she goes so lugging around a bulky, style deprived, and boring bag around and a separate handbag/purse doesn’t seem practical. It makes perfect sense to use a camera bag that is designed for woman that can be used as a camera bag and a purse.
One of my favorite designers totally gets that. Kelly Moore’s DSLR camera bags are perfect for everyday use. You can pack her bags with your camera, all your purse necessities and the newer models even have space for your iPad!
I received one of her recent designs, the MiMi bag (gray) a few months ago and love it. Ironically it arrived on my birthday, so that was an awesome surprise. We were knee deep in unpacking and really didn’t get a chance to test it out until recently.
The MiMi Camera Bag Review
First off I love the gray color, most of my “non-camera” bags have been the traditionally black so I try to do something different with camera bags. After all photography is supposed to be creative so it makes since to choose some creative colors. The Mimi is available in gray, lavendar, and the traditional black.
On a regular day I usually only carry my camera with one lens attached, but you can fit much more into the bag. It can comfortably hold acamera with lens attached, an extra lens and my flash inside as well as my wallet and little purse trinkets (gum, allergy medicine, lip gloss, etc.). There is a pocket with a magnetic closure on the outside of the bag that you can slip the iPad in and four zippered pockets around the outside of the bag. I used them to store my phone, keys and extra battery and flash card.
I’m still debating on which strap I prefer – it seems to vary with the situation. If I’m shooting I carry the bag across my shoulder so it doesn’t get in the way and my hands are free. But if I’m just strolling the mall or something I’ll use the two hand straps. Either way it’s great to have the flexibility.
I always hate having to put my bag down on the floor in public spaces, so the little fit at the bottom of the bag to protect the material is a nice bonus.
The last time I wrote about Kelly Moore and her bags was when they first came out, check out my review of the Kelly Moore Classic. Since then her collection has expanded with many bags it’s hard to choose which one is perfect for you, but she has videos explaining each bag on the Kelly Moore Bag website to help you decide.
Kelly didn’t leave out the boys, she has a great bag for your photog guy – the Kelly Boy, it’s just as stylish as the others.
I have a surprise for Bizzie Mommy readers, it has to do with Kelly Moore and her awesome bags and the new re-launch that I’ve been hinting about on Facebook? Are you a fan of the Bizzie Mommy facebook page, yet?
In a few weeks, BizzieMommy.com is getting a facelift and name change and I can’t wait, because not only will it be a snazzier site but we will also be giving away one of Kelly’s amazing bags.
So go check out the Kelly Moore Bags and pick out your favorite, feel free to share in the comments.
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