First things first, BJ is the name of my GM Evelyne, obvously inspired by the colour. Now that it's winter, I am not too keen to carry it diagonally across the body, messenger style. It's fun in Summer, but as a soon-to-be-38 year old woman, shoulder bag version has more uses for me. I did the tie-with-a-twilly version, which looks fab, but the twilly gets a bit looser as the day goes by and a bright twilly in winter gets a bit tiresome after a while. I also really like wearing it with my Prada butterfly keyring and it looks a bit too much with the keyrig and twilly together. So...I called the boutique today and I am having the strap shortened by half tomorrow. I am also ordering an extra normal length strap, so I'll have two straps for two different uses. I think it's totally worth it. When I go on holiday for example, I can take both straps and adapt messenger style for daytime shopping and elegant shoulder bag for evening. Just wanted to share... I will take a picture tomorrow evening with the short strap. E. over and out.