I'm at work super early today since I wanna get out of here early :P Since its the 4th tomorrow, our VP told us we can work 5 hours today...since I got here at 7am, I can leave at 12pm :D Anyhow, I opened up my Gmail and saw Neimans advertisement for the F/W 08 Fendi collection. Fendi has been somewhat disappointing for the past two years (purses, not the shoes or clothes) but its common knowledge that it only takes one really good season for a house to turn around ;)
So Fendi has gone through bag phases over the years. The Baguettes ruled the world for quite a while. Then when they retired, the Spy came to dominate us in a wide array of designs. When everyone in the world owned a Spy, the B-Bag was introduced. Too bad the B-Bag never really took off and it seems like Karl is trying something new this year. A Secret Code...
Interesting name but can't say I'm dying to break the Code. I guess you can't be sure until you try it on but this for sure does not have my heart racing. Its too....whats the word...ornate?? It almost looks like an antique artifact that should be displayed at some quirky museum. Any fans? (In the words of IC...*cricket, cricket*)
I guess I like the clutch version slightly better but the more I look at this picture, the weirder the bolts are to me. And plus, I almost feel like the motif of this clutch is closer to the B-Bag then it is to the Secret Code (I swear, everytime I say this name in my head, a little voice automatically goes "OOOoooOOOOo....seeeeeeeecreet...").
And then you have Ugly. HAHAHA...sorry, I know I own a Zucca Spy but that HUGE logo is just tacky, tasteless, and UGLY.
Good thing the shoes are much better (which usually tends to be the case with Fendi...) :
How very Louboutin of Fendi! Love the high platform and the bow and satin material make this a perfect shoe to go with all your fabulous evening gowns :)
I'm not big on t-strap shoes but this'll do, I guess. Actually, these would be pretty bad ass with some skinny jeans OR if you have the legs (meaning...long, slender, and straight) for it...those black latex leggings...
I love riding boots. Even though I dont own a pair, I still looooooove them.
Okay cheaters! These boots came out in suede last year. Dont think I dont notice little changes like that!!! I have a very sharp eye for these types of things...
And finally, the F/W dresses (which I unfortunately can't afford...but no worries, I'm sure in a few years I'll be able to spend thousands of dollars on a day-dress)...
Not sure if this is F/W but still love it!
What would a post be nowadays without some purple??!? I mean the puffy sleeves could potentially be sorta spacey-ish (image of Anna W at this years MET gala comes to mind...) but I love the body hugging silhouette of this dress.
The final verdict? Bags are yet again a disappointment and yet again, the shoes and clothes keep Fendi alive.