Monday, August 22, 2005

De-vine or De-sgusting?

You know how dropped toast always manages to land jelly-side down, thereby picking up whatever unappetizing debris that happens to litter the floor? That's exactly what the Mary Francis De-vine reminded of.

This purse looks like it landed face down on the floor of the World's Kitschiest Flea Market. The coating of detritus is so dense, in fact, that bits are actually hanging off of it, like drunken revelers on a particularly tawdry Mardi Gras float.

Now, to be fair, not all of her handbags look like the result of a weeklong bender and a hot glue gun. I actually kind of like her Martinique bag:

With the coral-shaped hardware, it has a very tropical feel, and it's downright austere compared to the rest of her designs.

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  • At 8:43 AM, Blogger Jazzy said…

    For weeks I've been looking at the handbags on this page and been very entertained by the comments but never moved to say anything until now...THIS THING IS UGLY!
    It looks like Elf camouflage. I do agree with you on the Martinique bag. I would carry that one.

  • At 8:48 AM, Blogger dhyana said…

    I saw a display of about 20 of her bags at macy's and they were outstanding !!!! The 2 you have chosen here are not to be compared.


  • At 10:23 PM, Blogger Jasmine said…

    I can get behind that bag with the coral, but the first two? They look like they'd have to be dusted constantly.

  • At 10:45 AM, Blogger Moca said…

    They are certainly creative...

    I'm curious to see her other bags.

  • At 11:00 AM, Blogger CrankyBiscuit said…

    Moca- if you click the link there is a full page of her bags. They are very unique, but most are just too busy for my taste.

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