Pushing the envelope is a must. As a designer, you should always strive to create something unique and personality-driven. But it’s possible to push the envelope past the point of no return. And as a designer, you should also know when to stop.
I love Giuseppe Zanotti. I really do. His shoes are exquisite and fabulous, and I can only wish I had the stamina to wear his stilettos daily. So as much as it pains me to do so, I’ve got to call it like I see it…
For all the jaw-dropping amazingness currently coming out of the “House de Givenchy,” this is a disappointing tribute. I appreciate Riccardo Tisci’s way with heavy-metal hardware (as well as his unflinching love for it), but other than that industrial touch at the handles, this bag misses the beat. It fails to exude the edgy character … Continue reading “Givenchy HDG Small Tricolor Tote Bag: Twisted Tribute”
Experiencing jarred senses is the opposite of my earlier complaint that all bags have started looking the same, but obviously, I’d rather be bored than offended. This array of ocular damage-inducing bags don’t just hurt your eyes, but your savings, too – and that’s really the bigger offense here (discounting Diane von Furstenberg’s, which is … Continue reading “Top 5 Overloaded Bags: This Time They’ve Gone Too Far”
Every once in awhile, Prada brings out the bling. I was recently loving their overt bedazzlement, but no matter how desirable a look, the line needs to be drawn before it’s too late. This fringe-covered, stone-laden, and stud-encrusted (even describing it is overload) tote has veered way off-course. It’s in another world altogether, a planet … Continue reading “Prada Fringed Double-Handle Bag: Too Much of a Good Thing”
It was bad enough last time Timberland high heels boots were in but this pointy witch-y version is worse and is having me worried. As in, who really thinks this is cool? There are so many great options for attention getting, there is really no need to get made fun of just for a retweet … Continue reading “Manolo Blahnik Suede and Leather Lace-Up Ankle Boots: Docked for Absurdity”