Little Red Riding Hood Grew Up

We all know that Little Red Riding Hood and her grandma were never eaten by the poor wolf who so desperately tried to succeed. Maybe, what most don’t know is what happened to her after that. When her grandmother died, from natural causes, she stopped being that sweet little child we all knew and her gaze became cold as did her heart. She couldn’t bear to live without her and wanted their story forgotten forever. Little Red, as she was now known, had gathered a large and envied collection of Iriarte Iriarte bags. In them, she stored all the copies she could find of her and her beloved grandma’s story. Some she had stolen, others she got after staining her hands with blood, few she had bought. Those bags and her memories were all she had left. And then, one day, she simply disappeared.

It had been years since she was last seen and a great mystery grew around the house she once lived in. Some said she had died and that her soul haunted the house, others simply didn’t care what had happened to her as long as she didn’t come back. What nobody knew is that a small imprudent child had decided to steal her treasure by hiding in a box. She remained inside that cardboard cage for nine long years. Slowly, everyone forgot Little Red’s existence, her story and her precious bag collection.

The time had come. The little girl, who was now not so little, waited for it to be dark. She carefully cut the tape that had sealed her for so long and raised her hand feeling the air gently pass through her fingers. Her legs were weak and she would have fallen if it wasn’t for the chair that was behind her. She held onto it, turned around, and there they were. Beautiful, ageless. She stopped to touch, smell and embrace them. Finally, they were hers. She heard a sound and fear struck her. It was the clicking sound of a trigger. Little did she know that all this time Little Red had been hiding there with her. “How insolent of you to think that after all these years you were going to steal from me. I have been hiding here with you, you just didn’t know” said Little Red pointing the cold steal at her and, without thinking twice, shot her dead.

Little Red felt no remorse, she was finally free. Nobody remembered her or her bags and she could finally walk out of that house knowing that she had been forever forgotten. She had spent many long years waiting for this final moment. But now, it was time to move fast. While she was putting the bags inside the box, she couldn’t help but smiled at the thought that in the end, she had to be grateful to that poor little dumb soul for providing the means to place all those bags. She resealed the box that had once contained life and ran towards the red convertible that had been patiently waiting for her all these years. Little Red turned around and, for the last time, cried bitter-sweet tears over her forgotten story and over the house where she and her grandmother had been so happy in.

Little Red Ridding Hood Grew Up (2016)
Photo: Carolina Iriarte
Text: Josephine A. M. Halpin

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 11cm / 4.3in
Width – 21.5cm /8.4 in
Depth – 1cm/ 0.4in

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 15cm / 5.9in
Width – 21cm /8.2 in
Depth – 7cm / 2.7in
Strap drop length worn long- 53- 60 cm / 20.8- 23.6 in
Strap drop length worn short 9 cm/ 3.5 in
Weight – 

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 16cm / 6.2 in
Width – 20cm / 7.8 in
Depth – 5cm / 2 in
Strap drop length worn long- 54- 63 cm / 21.2- 24.8 in
Strap drop length worn short 8.5 cm/ 3.3 in
Weight – 

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 20cm / 7.8 in
Width – 24cm /9.4 in
Depth – 8cm/ 3.1in
Strap drop length worn long- 47 – 54 cm / 18.5 – 21.2- in
Strap drop length worn short 10 cm/ 4 in
Weight –

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 16cm / 6.2 in
Width – 20cm / 7.8 in
Depth – 5cm / 2 in
Strap drop length – 46 – 50/ 18- 20 in
Handle drop 4cm / 1.5 in
Weight –

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 8.5 cm/ 3.34in
Width – 10.5cm /4.1 in
Depth – 1cm/ 0.4in
Weight –

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 10cm / 3.93in
Width – 15cm /5.9 in
Depth – 1cm/ 0.41in
Weight –

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 15 cm / 5.9 in
Width – 21,5 cm / 8.4 in
Depth – 10 cm / 3,9 in

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 12 cm / 4.7in
Width – 18 cm / 7 in
Depth – 6 cm / 2.37 in

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 12 cm/ 4.7in
Width – 18 cm / 7 in
Depth – 6 cm/ 2.3 in

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 1.5 cm/ 0.5 in
Width – 7.5 cm / 2.9 in
Depth – 7.5 cm/ 2.9 in

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 12cm / 4.7 in
Width – 18cm /7 in
Depth – 7cm/2.7in
Strap drop length worn long- 53- 60 cm / 20.8- 23.6 in
Strap drop length worn short 6 cm/ 2.3 in
Weight –