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What fanny packs are in style now?

The term ‘fanny pack’ refers to a pouch that is worn around one’s waist secured by a belt-like strap. There are other names for it such as ‘belt bag’, ‘waist bag’, or ‘belly bag’. They first became popular with tourists because of how easy it is to put stuff in it without having to use your arms to carry it. For a long time, they were a must-have item everyone took with them on holidays.

History of fanny packs

But fanny packs have been around for longer than you might think. The oldest fanny pack ever discovered has its origins in the years 3000s BCE. A mummified body of a man who supposedly lived during those times was found in Europe with a leather pouch hanging from his waist. There have similar sightings over old fanny packs in civilizations all over the world.

The first fanny pack as we know it was created in the 1960s by an Australian woman who was said to have been inspired by kangaroos’ pouches. They quickly caught on and were often worn by sportsmen, such as cyclists or skiers, and only later were adapted by tourists as well. They were loved for their functionality and not much thought went into the designs themselves. Simple fanny packs, often made from cheap materials like nylon, were practical but far from fashionable. They were associated with loud tourists going oversees that were sometimes thought to be too lazy to carry their own bags.

Latest popularity surge

But in the past few years, they have made a spectacular comeback. People again began appreciating fanny packs for their functionality. We have embraced fanny packs the same way we have embraced wearing oversize or baggy clothing instead of tight-fitting pairs of jeans all the time. Fanny packs are fashionable because they are comfortable and who wouldn’t want to be comfortable when going to a convenience store or the post office.

Fanny packs aren’t the same as they used to be – colorful, plastic, and looking more like a toy rather than an accessory. Fashion brands are putting a new spin on the traditional fanny pack by making it look like an elegant pouch that is both practical and stylish.

Fanny Pack Gucci

The well-known brands, such as Gucci, have released their own versions of a fanny pack. Although, you won’t find anything by searching for Fanny Pack Gucci because they call it ‘a belt bag’, probably to get rid of the association with the rather silly traditional name. Belt bags by Gucci come in many designs, for both men and women. They also a model made for children.

Belt bags from Gucci are made with quality materials such as leather and often use similar designs to their other regular bag and purses collections. Whether you prefer something that looks elegant or maybe rather more sporty, you will find something for you. The adjustable straps make their belt bags easy to wear, no matter your body shape. One of the more interesting models, the GG Supreme belt bag, even comes with two pouches attached so you can put more items in.

Time to Publish YOUR Book

After a long time of writing and rewriting, you penned the last word that marked the end of your first novel. Filled with excitement, you decided to go for publishing your first book. Then you ask yourself, “Can an “average person” like me publish a book?”

If you’ve written a book and are looking to publish it, good news: the hard part is over. The bad news is that this part isn’t nearly as much fun. It could be as rewarding, however, at least monetarily, as the writing process itself.

Edit: It’s important to ask yourself if you’re ready to publish your novel. Is it exactly how you imagined it would turn out? Is it everything you want it to be? If your answers are anything but a resounding yes, you may want to sit back down for a few months and edit. In fact, maybe take a break for a month or two from your work in order to clear your mind. That can help you decide what you really want from the rest of your book.

Submit: If you have a literary agent, you can work with him or her to find a publishing company to read your work. If you don’t yet have a literary agent, and want a hard bound copy in your hands right now, visit book binding services. Binding books can help you better understand what you want from your project.

Rejection: If you’re stilling getting rejected despite your literary agent, you may want to look at what makes your novel really original. Many publishers complain that they read many good novels but rarely read great, publishable ones. If you really want to make a splash, it may help to rework your novel if it’s not getting the feedback you want.

Editing: An editor is either in-house or signed to a contract to edit your work. Your manuscript will most likely come back with serious red lines. I’ve heard that you can expect a third of what you’ve written to be crossed out. You don’t have to follow their advice, but typically they’re very familiar with how the industry is run, what market your book is best aimed at, and how to best get your novel sold.

Publicity: A campaign is a good way to get your book into the hands of readers. The projected budget for your book may be a limitation, but there are lots of ways to get the price under budget. And ideally, you’ve been keeping a blog, or by now have around a thousand Twitter followers. That way, when the release date of your book is dropped, you have a wide audience waiting for it.

Second Novels: It can be very intimidating to write a follow up novel, especially if your first was a success. But don’t worry. Don’t think too much about it, and most importantly, take your time.

You don’t have to have a MFA to be published, nor do you even need a hard copy. E-books are selling rapidly these days. Although you may have your heart set on a specific way to publish your story, it’s good to know about all of your options before making a decision. So keep working, and good luck!