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The height of irony…

Balenciaga Does Betty


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13 Comments

  1. July 16, 2009 / 12:21 pm

    OMG, my eyes!!

    You are truly on a roll with the last 2 posts.

  2. July 16, 2009 / 2:34 pm

    Pseu, brilliant call…the bag is so Betty!
    But like Sher said, I can see the appeal to young girls who didn’t live through the trend 30 years ago.

  3. July 16, 2009 / 2:54 pm

    Honestly, I have been coveting the Lucky version for a long time (the one she’s actually carrying). But I did miss the trend the first time around. And I think this new version is just too much – maybe it’s the texture?

  4. July 16, 2009 / 4:23 pm

    Might have owned one of those at 20! Anyone coveting one now should be able to find them in a consignment shop or eBay in 4-6 months.

    I wouldn’t mind the purpole houndstooth jacket on a much older man, with jeans and a pale blue shirt. Rough it up, get rid of the too matchy accessories and just maybe.

  5. July 16, 2009 / 4:36 pm

    Nancy – I swear, everytime I visit Style.com, the crazy posts just write themselves!

    metscan – definitely too much going on here. I love the solid color balenciagas, though.

    Good Life – remember the jeans too, with the stitched square patchwork pattern?

  6. July 16, 2009 / 4:39 pm

    Sher – I’ll pass on both of those trends as well.

    Anne – the Lucky version is actually cute, because they let the pattern carry the bag and don’t muck it up with a bunch of extraneous details. I just thought it was funny that a high end designer seems to be copying something carried by a character who’s supposed to be so clueless about fashion.

    Duchesse – don’t know if you’ve seen the show, but I just threw the “Mark” picture in there because that’s the kind of snotty look he always gives Betty’s ensembles. His character wears some eye-popping ensembles as well, though they’re supposed to me more high fashion.

  7. July 16, 2009 / 4:46 pm

    Gawd! Miss J HATES patchwork ANYTHING!!! What a supreme waste of resources.

  8. Katriona
    July 16, 2009 / 6:45 pm

    It must be one of those items meant to be worn ironically, although you could get the Real Deal at a thrift store without the eyepopping designer price tag. Or maybe it’s only truly ironic when you have to remortgage your house to buy it.

  9. metscan
    July 16, 2009 / 12:51 pm

    IA part of me likes those colorful patches, but the design of this bag is bad.

  10. The Good Life in Virginia
    July 16, 2009 / 1:36 pm

    these bags remind me of a by-gone era..did not like them the first time around nor this time 🙂

  11. Sher
    July 16, 2009 / 1:53 pm

    I remember this bag! along with crochet vests at the time 😉

    I think the younger girls would love it. But this trend (along with harem pants) I’ve lived through and just can’t bring myself to relive them LOL!

  12. July 16, 2009 / 11:48 pm

    How funny that a higher image brand is knocking off Lucky, who knocks off vintage…

    I’d wear the Lucky bag. The other is ugly, Betty or not.

  13. August 11, 2010 / 4:04 am

    super fabulosa!!
    i love the colors…a lot of colors means you can match it with just any clothes regardless what color it is.
    *thumbs up*

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