We've just left the Bottega Veneta showroom where we've been having a second look at their S/S '09 collection. And thank goodness we have. Because it's only when you see the pieces close up that you get the whole story. Take the cute new Knot bag, for example. There's a pocket at the back for your coat- check ticket (or credit card?) and a buckle so you can keep your sunglasses safe when you take them off. Genius! We also loved the dress that has copper thread running through it. Oh, and also the earrings made from coloured amber (sourced from Denmark, Russia and North Germany) and coral from Thailand.