I was checking out the Moni Moni Splendor Intrex Bag today, when something suddenly occurred to me. I had not seen a Moni Moni handbag in ages. I was curious and looked up the last time I wrote about a bag from this designer. Turns out, it was the Moni Moni Lilies Bag and it was exactly 3 years ago to this day (February 26, 2009). Holy cow! I guess that means a post about this designer is long overdue!
What do we have here? At first glance, one might mistake this bag for something off the Valentino or Prada runway. But guess again because this bag is actually made by (surprise!) Moni Moni. Introducing the Moni Moni by Cinzia Moniaci Lilies Bag.
This bag features beautiful petals, made of plush Italian leather, cascading down one side. The top layer of petals are hand painted with gold and white accents, giving them a more dimensional look. And like all Moni Moni handbags, the leather is washed and tinted to give it a vintage look.
Personally, I think this works exceptionally well with this bag. The petals look so soft and supple, just like the real thing! This bag truly is a work of art and would work well if someone was looking for a real statement piece. The best part is, you don’t need to be Paris to afford this bag either. It retails for only $675! Sweet!
Find this bag at Feng Junk, where it is available in Fuxia (purple) or Fauve (tan).
The Chat: Moni Mini Lilies
May 8, 2007
Celebrities with their Moni Moni Splendor Handbag
Dubbed the cheap-chic celebrity owned bag to get your hands on this spring by Lucky, Oggi, Marie Claire, US and In Touch Magazine it’s the Moni Moni Splendor Handbag. Of the many stars that own this fab purse pictured above is Paris Hilton and Brooke Shields.
All Moni Moni bags are handcrafted in Italy and later washed and tinted with an innovative technique that renders them supple and vintage looking. Imperfections are what makes them special, much like a pair of great stone washed jeans. This Moni Moni purse carries a retail of $425