Thursday, March 03, 2005

Whimsy goes on a rampage

I used to love Lulu Guinness for her ability to create cheeky and vintage-inspired handbags. Lately, though, she's been exhibiting some rather poor judgement.

Take this Bordello bag, for instance. Yes, you read that right. It's a bag modeled after "a french bordello with Peeping Tom window scene." Hi, creepy much? Oh, but it's a french bordello. That's so charming! Or, to use Zappo's term, "feisty!"

Then there's this birdcage bag, previously featured on Coolchiq's style blog. Lulu, while it's certainly okay, even encouraged, to have your pet carrier resemble a stylish purse, it's never, under any circumstance, acceptable the other way around.

To add insult to injury, this bag "makes real bird sounds when you press button at base." So the world will not only see, but also hear that you have bad taste.

It's a small comfort, but I'm just glad that the Bordello bag doesn't make any sounds.

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  • At 1:53 PM, Blogger coolchiq said…

    Totally ridiculous! Yes, she must be going insane that woman...

  • At 3:58 PM, Blogger Jasmine said…

    These silly bags make me think of Lulu as the Ludith Leiber for the under 50 set.

  • At 9:23 AM, Blogger Dimestore Lipstick said…

    That doesn't look like a Bordello, so much as it looks like a Ludwig Bemelmans illustration in a Madeline book. Well--except for the Peeping Tom.

  • At 5:28 PM, Blogger Moca said…

    Those bags are just out of control. Does anyone actually buy them??

  • At 9:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Lulu... is interesting, to say the least. She is one boozy, crazed mamma-jamma.

    And her butch haircut needs to go.


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