Has kitsch gone too far? I think we’ve already established the answer is yes, probably. There is a fine line between animal magnetism (just look at Fendi’s cute yet intelligently abstract Demi Jour Penguin bag and animal madness.
I give Valentino a lot of love because honestly, Maria Grazia and Pierpaolo aren’t doing much wrong these days. This latest confection only further solidifies my obsession. Hello, happiness! They’ve unleashed one of the most upbeat and perfectly irreverent bags you’ve ever seen, in time for the spring season.
We all love carrying a good doctor’s bag every once in a while, but some real differentiation is a must when I’m getting a new one. Tyler Alexandra’s take on the classic style fits the bill. The fully structured yet soft, light feel is appealing on many levels.
This is my favorite shape in Salvatore Ferragamo’s curvy Fiamma collection. It’s out of a reissue of the original Fiamma bags from 1992, named in honor of one of Salvatore’s six children.
Still in keeping with their cool, closure-driven aesthetic, Jack and Lazaro’s buckle bag is a great new addition for you diehard collectors of Proenza Schouler.
Fendi is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to their flirty, often smile-inducing plays on critters and creatures, and now they’ve made the move from monsters to abstracted incarnations of actual animals. This might be too cutesy, but come on, it is pretty darn cute. Moreover, it’s kind of irresistible.