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“Show me your luggage, and I will tell you who you are!” declared a 1921 Louis Vuitton ad. As our bags travel with us, they become a souvenir of the journeys we make & how we make them. From the turn of the last century until 1960, luggage spoke even more eloquently than today, using a rich vocabulary of hotel stickers which were fixed upon clients bags by the hotels. These stickers became renowned & inspired a myth about a secret luggage language shared by porters & bellboys across Europe.

Anna Schilling stars in this Frida Khalo inspired story in the November 2012 edition of Vogue Mexico shot by Michale Filonow

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