Monday, June 29, 2009

goodness! gracious!

wow, it's almost been a month and no gushing about my dear old love MJ. it's partially because I've been trying to suppress my love for what he has coming out for fall 09 (and pretend they dont cost as much as they do), partially because i had been hunting down a chloe bag from 2005...well 2 actually.

and now it seems the world is merging and chloe is taking some ques from MJ and his gorgeous fabulous bags from 2009. I was reading the newest issue of ELLE yesterday in the car, since we had to drive down to LAX. and i saw this thing on page 173. (i need to scan for you...)

all of a sudden, designers are attempting the arts & crafts movement stuff Mj has been spilling out onto the runway for the past few seasons. collaged chains and interwoven leathers and eclectic fabulous-ness everywhere. Not for a long while have I been as excited about design as 2009. oversized tassles, lil chanel type classic bag shapes, decorated to the extreme....the textures are just making me drool.

case in point: chloe runway bag for 2009 fall:

and MJ bags for 2009:

im still waiting for a saffron ZC at an unbelievable price...and would like to find a bag in spearmint, so right now im sitting back and waiting

Monday, June 1, 2009

whoops....a long time friend came back. when i first started my obsession with MJ way back in 2005, i also fell in love with this bag. it's funny most of the MJ loyal girls i know seem to favor chloe as well. well, crap. one popped up on my fav online bay of everything and anything and i could not say no. funny thing too, the lady i bought it from ended up buying a friends MJ stella....i love how she referanced Mj in the description here:

"This is quite simply a gorgeous handbag by Chloe that I've priced ridiculously low because legitimately, I lost one of the strap guards on the front pocket - look at picture #1 and look at the right hand buckle - see the strap is loose? Victor, my shoe guy said he could create a strap out of matching leather for $20-of course that doesn't mean squat right now but I'm just telling you that I priced this taking that into consideration. I just have too many handbags and I rarely if ever stray far from my black Stella anymore so I am starting to divest. Its easier to divest (yeah sure..) than it is to endure the heavy sigh and eye roll when Movie Guy enters the closet and looks for a place to put his 17th pair of Nike Dunks. 71 purses is excessive but 17 pairs of tennis shoes (they aren't tennis shoes they are DUNKS!!) is out of the ordinary. Anyway, this is in really excellent shape. Its authentic - if you find it is not, I will refund you 100% plus shipping, something I ordinarily don't do but in this case I will do because I know it's not going to happen! The Edith is a very conservative handbag style, reminds me of Meryl Streep in out of Africa. L&cky had a page of fashion and handbags geared towards just this imagery this month - look for it. The rootbeery caramel leather has few scratches, if any. I am not bragging more than
I am incredulous because I am horrible with my handbags. I leave food in them for days, okay - candy bars not food but sometimes they melt. The pale pink suede in my Stella still has remnants of the Mars bar I gobbled and then left for dead. This bag is 15"long and 11" tall. The widest point in the width is 6" at the bottom and it narrows as it gets to the top with the brass zipper and big wide pull tab. There is contrasting stitching, and did I just say this is an incredible price on this bag. I really am just trying to make sure this goes to a good home ok? I'm not looking for a profit or even a good time ok Harry?"

pale pink MJ lining eh?? must be a vintage bag. lady's got good taste...and i cheated once again. whoops!