June 4, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: Deysa
Kiss Portfolio Purse by Be & D
â€œWhat exactly is it?ï¿½? was my first reaction upon viewing this one accessory over at ShopJake (dot com). After a bit of research, I concluded that itâ€™s actually an oversized clutch with a rather unique and strange dÃ©cor all over. Meet the Kiss Portfolio by be & d. Its most obvious pattern (found right up front on the clutchâ€™s center) seems pretty familiar to me; actually, it reminds me a lot of vertical wooden panel flaps. According to its description, it states that the â€œpanelsï¿½? of leather are actually eel. Beyond its â€œwooden panelsï¿½? design is a sheer body of distressed metallic silver leather, which makes up the bag concept.
There is something about this clutch that just doesnâ€™t make me drool over it. Itâ€™s not the 12ï¿½?x9ï¿½?x3ï¿½? size; because thatâ€™s a good enough sized clutch for my likings. But I feel what really disturbs me is the unflattering color combination found on this piece. Thereâ€™s just something about the saddle-hued leather and the silver body that isnâ€™t too impressive. Iâ€™m pretty sure the whole clutch concept is fine, but alterations of the colors could have been done for the sake of this clutchâ€™s appearance.
So what do you Bagistaâ€™s think about this be & d? Do you find it unique and artistic or is it definitely a pass?