I was smack dab in the middle of ogling Chanel’s Fall 2016 collection when I ran into this beauty, the Issey Miyake Bao Bao Crystal Shoulder Bag. Isn’t it fascinating? It must be EVERYTHING if it made me stop looking a Chanel. This is, as most things are on my “I Want” list, completely unattainable, but a girl can dream, right?…
Issey Miyake, in addition to producing my favorite perfume, is the most innovative fashion designer alive. The Bao Bao line has been around for a sixteen years and I am ashamed to say that this is my first time seeing one. I really like how the bags transform to accomodate whatever is in your bag be it a file or a bag of oranges, after all, the concept is “shapes by chance.”
I want the Crossbody so bad I can taste it…
This gorgeous creature is from the Prism series and I want you to look at the details; the bag is made out of small triangles that are placed on top of mesh fabric. It is so architectural and futuristic. I’m completely in love. Triangles placed on mesh makes this concept so transformative.
But not as in love as I am with the Platinum; it reflects like a mirror, so eye-catching, a total hater instigator. Check out the incredible Bao Bao bags from Issey Miyake.
First of all, I loved, loved, loved, Michael Kor’s Pre-Fall 2016 collection. I am so stunned and surprised by some of the elements he incorporated into the current trends, that my mindset for the couture shows is completely blown. I’m not a pink girl, but I NEED that pink and white mink coat. What I couldn’t get over is the floral Mary Jane’s in black and white, and black and army green. I’ll take them both.
Kors who rejects the label “Pre-Fall” and prefers to use “Transeasonal” because it’s less limiting, says he approaches design this way: “She’s got to fall in love.” Mission accomplished.
Fashionspiration just when I needed it. I decided to browse the March issue of Elle over my morning cup of black tea with lemon and mint, and the first page that fell open was a picture of actress Chloë Grace Moretz chillin’ with the Coach Swagger 27 Patchwork Floral Bag. Excited, I quickly got on the internet and found the Coach site, and that is when I saw the Coach Swagger 27 Patchwork Print Carryall. Yep, my poor tea was long forgotten, and unfortunately, cold by the time I remembered it.
The floral patchwork got me initially because while I am a Barbie, I am not a big floral girl, (however flowers are encouraged when apologizing fellas) but there were just the right amount and variety of flowers for me. It’s not too bright, and it’s not too dark, plus the leather patchwork has dots thrown in. I love dots. This is the perfect spring bag for me.
The print carryall is something I would carry all the time. As anyone who follows this blog knows, I tend to gravitate towards darker colors, and black and blue are favorites (actually, my perfect color is midnight blue, but I digress) so this would go with most things in my closet. I think the randomness of the leather plaid and dotted patterns is perfect.
I also love the double-turnlock hardware on the bags, and you can tell that there is a lot of room inside which is attractive to someone who takes EVERYTHING with them. They are Swaggerlicious. The floral carryall retails for $550, and the print carryall retails for $650, so while my wallet says “no”, at this time, the minute it says “yes”, these bags are mine.