As I get older my fashion tastes are changing. I’m now going from the edgy, rocker chick look to a more classy, sophisticated look. I’m now also loving designers who have a more classic look to their designs. One of those designers is, Vivienne Westwood. Westwood has always had impeccable taste when it comes to fashion and her designs are nothing but fabulous.
Ever since I was little I’ve always had an obsession with hearts. Even when Louis Vuitton introduced the multicolor heart change purse, I wanted it so bad but unfortunately I was not able to get my hands on one. Ever since then, designers have also been taking the heart change purse design, making it their own and selling it at a more reasonable price. Vivienne Westwood has designed the Metal III “Heart Bag” and I love it!
For as long as I can remember, the foldable Longchamp totes have been living on the best sellers page of Saks Fifth Avenue. Not that I am surprised or anything, they are the go-to totes for traveling, not to mention perfect for any occasion from kick-around school tote to city shopper. Sure they are available in a massive variety of colors (like 20+), but it’s still the same ol’ fold-and-go bag that everyone and their mom and grandmother has. Enough already. If you’re on my boat, check out the new Vivenne Westwood Marina Grafitti Shopper.
I’m in love the crayola crayon scribble graffiti-like plaid pattern.
The Marina is designed with a cream backdrop, which is perfect if you plan on using this as a secondary travel or shopper bag.. just a thought, but a bleached white bag is probably not the best idea. The Graffiti is available in 2 pattern colors: mint green and my favorite, the hot pink. This tote also features dark brown leather straps which look perfect on this bag. Also worth noting, if you plan on carrying, lets say 4+ pounds worth of stuff, the thicker straps on this tote will be so much more comfortable than the pipe-thin straps of a Longchamp. And this bag was designed for carrying alot. The red canvas lined interior is spacious and features an inside zip pocket, two internal pouches. Measurements are about 16″ height x 12″ length.
Also what’s neat about this bag, is the leather strap that keeps this bag closed, also doubles as a storage closure – when not in use you can roll it up and secure it closed with the leather strap. And finally, the bag is topped off with the designers signature for everyone to see, the silver orb motif.
The Vivienne Westwood Marina Grafitti Shopper is available at my-wardrobe.
The Chat: Vivienne Westwood Grafitti
July 6, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: Alicia
Vivienne Westwood Red Label Gloucester Lapin Bowling Bag
Anything with fur on it, whether it be a coat, boots or a handbag, has really never appealed to me. I can somewhat see how people like fur coats, but not a purse. And the Gloucester Lapin Bowling bag by Vivienne Westwood Red Label is definitely one fugly furry bag, im my opinion. Seriously, I think this bag looks hideous. It looks like it was made in the wilderness or something. If they had to use fur, they could have made this bag much better looking than what it is.
This bag is made of taupe lapin, which is a french word for rabbit, has short handles, and buckles on the sides. It also has a large zip to fasten and a gray….yeah, yeah, yeah – whatever. I really don’t care too much about the details because I can’t get my mind off how wrong this bag is! I don’t even want to imagine what was done to make this bag. It almost looks like it’s alive with all that fur. And this is definitely just strictly a winter bag. I could never see myself wearing this, even if it was given to me for free. And as for the price, it was originally $2,085 and is now marked down to $1,459.50. So if you are a fan, you can head on over to Net-A-Porter to get it while it’s on sale.
December 3, 2007
Vivienne Westwood for Louis Vuitton Fanny Pack Bum Bag
So what the heck happened in 1996? This was the year of 100 year anniversary celebration of the iconic signature LV monogram canvas by Georges Vuitton, son of the founder Louis. Also in 1996 Vivienne Westwood worked her magic with the Louis Vuitton canvas material to create the big butt looking designer fanny hip bag. This was a year before Marc Jacobs joined the team.