I'm sure it's no secret to anyone who reads this blog that I am not a fashionista. Not just because I am a size 10 (times two) but because I simply don't get it. I love fabric. I love reading about fashion. I have read Vogue since I was 16! But.. when it comes to buying clothing I just can't figure out what makes one wool skirt worth $78
and another worth $850.
Knowing that I am somehow fashion impaired, I usually keep my mouth shut and just admire those who do understand... and wonder how in the world they can afford it. So, I really debated about this week's bad bag.
There is no denying that plenty of women are willing to pay to carry a bag by this designer. Even I have made the pilgrimage to worship at the Fendi counter in Nordstrom... but after careful consideration I had no choice.
Today's bad bag is the Fendi Paint-Your-Own Baguette. This little bag is a classic Fendi Baguette but instead of embossed leather it's made of coated canvas and comes with ten markers so that you can personalize it. Sort of like a Doodle Bear for grown-ups!
Now my complaint about this bag isn't just that you have to be an artist to create a handbag that you won't be ashamed to leave lying on your chair while you peruse the Sunday buffet brunch at the yacht club. Rather, I am astounded that a "regular" Fendi Baguette, made of leather and available in a multitude of colors, will cost you a mere $995, while the do-it-yourself canvas model costs $1300.
Curious, isn't it? I suppose it's something akin to paying for billboard space. The Fendi bag adds value to your artwork rather than your artwork decorating the Fendi bag? Perhaps it's better that I don't understand fashion...