Tuesday, February 26, 2008

To Heck with the Cheerleader

I know I don't watch a lot of TV and all but is Hayden Panettiere really that big a celebrity? Are people clamoring for Hayden Panettiere-branded high ticket items?

I mean, it's a cute bag and all, but do I really want to spend $500 on this bag with her giant initials dangling from it?

Ummm.... Nope.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Confessions and Second Guesses

Okay, I have to make a confession. When the first images of the SATC movie came out I was swept up in the excitement and giddy fashion. And I was especially enamored of the Timmy Woods Eiffel Tower purse.

I mean, being in the move aside, it's a really cute bag. Especially the version covered in Swarovski crystals. 'Cause I love stuff embellished with crystals.

But, yeah, it's $2500. But I really really wanted it. And it's going to be an "It" bag, right? And I could get my hands on it first. So when the movie came out and everyone loved it I would have had it for months. Cool, right?

Yeah, but it's $2500. And even I am not going to spend $2500 on this. A Judith Leiber, yes (maybe). But I just couldn't justify it.

So I thought, I'll get the regular, non-crystal version (eeewww... regular. blech!). Which just happens to be $375.

So I ordered it. In the months it was backordered I kind of forgot about it and, I guess, lost my giddiness for it. Because when it arrived at my doorstep and I opened the box all I could think was: "Crap! I just paid $375 for a painted piece of wood."

The other thought that entered my mind, besides that fact that the interior of this thing is so small I could barely (and this is totally serious) barely fit a tube of lipstick, was "Will I look like a complete poser, dork, wannabe if I carry around this bag especially after the movie comes out?"

Now normally I don't think I would care as much what anyone thought but it is such an obvious bag that it would beg the comparison all the time. So I sent it back. Only a little sad but very much more relieved.

Now maybe if I had the crystal version I might have kept it.....hmmm....

Monday, February 4, 2008


Yes, I think I'm having a small mirror obsession at the moment. Also, for some reason I think I live a gorgeous jet-setting life. One in which I totally need a stack of mirrored agendas. Also one in which said agendas would not be scratched all to pieces in five minutes.

Who am I trying to kid here? But, when I win that lottery its all silver agendas all the time. In which I will schedule my naps.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Flowers in my Arms

To to along with my flower feet, I would love to have this bag from Susannah Hunter. It's a limited edition bag for the Chelsea Garden Show (and I love limited editions!) but I also love peonies and the pink and champagne color combination.

As reported by Vogue -

"I love peonies," Hunter tells us. "They're out at that time of year and they're such lush, opulent and generous flowers - I thought they'd be just perfect."

All the bags have been hand-made in her central London atelier and have a velvet lining and an exclusive Chelsea label embossed with the RHS logo - making them the perfect place to tuck your Chelsea Flower Show Bloomsbury Bag by Susannah Huninvitation, designed by the formidable Manolo Blahnik. The Bloomsbury Bag by Susannah Hunter is priced £440 and available now at her site - www.susannahhunter.com