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.
Miley Cyrus seems determined to wipe her Hannah Montana persona from our minds. In her V magazine, May 2013, and upcoming Elle UK, June 2013, magazine covers, she continues to show the world just how edgy she has become. We got it Miley, calm down. I have to say I am a Miley fan more for her persona than her music, but I do admit to liking Party in the U.S.A. She’s young, she’ll get bored easily so she will be switching it up often and fans get bored easily too. I think the rebel element is real so she is going to do what she wants to do. She is going to be provocative, and she is going to be unapologetic. She has adopted a punky androgynous look that suits her, and she has never been girly anyway. I’m looking for her to hook up with a girl next.
Both of her cover shoots were definitively editorial and showed off her killer body. The Elle UK shoot was…classier and more artistic than the V magazine shoot, in my opinion. The V magazine pictures were… provocative. I could have gone the rest of my life without seeing Miley give herself a wedgie, and I almost didn’t put the pictures of her in boy’s underwear in the post, that’s how unattractive I found them; not her, the underwear. There are several pieces in each shoot that I would wear in a heartbeat.
Currently, she is working on a new album and according to a recent Good Morning America segment, it is taking precedence over everything. Judge for yourself. Which cover shoot do you think is better and why?