Thursday, December 18, 2008

2.55: The Dream Purse

Dream Purse

Actually, I am not a fashion snob, but I believe that dressing up and make yourself presentable is important. (I am the kind of woman who will never leave the house without make-ups and dressing up properly, but I am not high maintenance either.) It's not only fun, but is a great boost to a person's confidence. And I believe in accessories, because no matter how your size change throughout your life, they won't abandon you, and they can instantly lift an otherwise plain outfit.

I recently read Nina Garcia's book "The One Hundred". She talked about if you can only invest in 4 bags in your whole life, the 4 bags should be:
The Birkin by Hermes
The Chanel 2.55
Louis Vuitton Speedy
The Jackie O by Gucci (now being called The Bouvier)
(According to Nina, all the other bags are actually variations of these four.)

Well, I am not rich, and when I do have the money, I probably will buy some new windows for my house... ha ha, talk about the reality! But I do own a small Louis Vuitton Speedy (thanks to my mom... she spared me one of hers during when she visited me this time), and let me tell you, it does have magic power. It's not a vanity thing. It will last your whole life, and it goes with any outfits that you put on. I don't need to have all four, but I do love Chanel 2.55 and the inspiration behind the design. It is so classic, iconic and timeless... I just love it.

For now, I can't afford it but at least I can let my character carry one... :)


Handart19 said...

Flora you are sooo right! I wish I only needed 4 purses! I can't stop collecting them, but they aren't fancy expensive ones. I love that cheetah fur coat you bought too! You will look like such a fancy lady wearing that! Yay accessories!

mushroommeadows said...

hehehe I think those are good investments, since they last a long time. :) I'm not sure if I could ever buy a really expensive purse, though, because I'm super fickle. :)

flora said...

Raymundo!!! How are you doing in California?
It's so cold here today, i need my cheetah coat!
(It's at the tailor's right now... need to shorten the sleeves. The tailor grandma looked really scary... looked like she was in a real bad mood.)

I think when you have a real nice purse you will be careful! : )
I love cheap purses too. Doesn't matter if they are brand name as long as they are good designs. But I will never buy a fake designer bag. So chance of me owning that bag is very slim.... haha.


imwithsully said...

Wow! I can't imagine carrying any of those for a lifetime. But, then again, I don't carry purses... only my license, credit cards and my phone. That's all a girl really needs anyway. I mean, what happens when they go woefully out of style?

flora said...

Haha~ Kim, I need purses because I am the kind of person who carries everything with me even though I'll never need them. My bag is always heavy. It's like I carry my whole house with me... so stupid.

Those bags are classic so they probably will be in style for a long long time... :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

If I had these purses I'd carry all of them at the same time. They are fab! Joanna J.