Submitted by mymanic. I just find this so disappointing because it had potential to be great. Marc Jacobs isn’t the first designer to take something drab and mundane and turn it into something luxurious. Martin Margiela built his whole artisan collection of this idea and Chanel tried their hand at this with the Coco Cabas bag four years ago, but I don’t think that was very successful either. LV’s problem is that they’re being too literal. It’s one thing to be inspired by a trash bag, but to slap your logo on on a hefty bag and sell it for 2k is tacky. Only complete fashion victims fall for that.
Drop the logo, replace the tacky patent with a buttery leather, do something about that orange, and then you may have something. Then again, that would make it a completely different bag.
Sunglasses by Alexandra Cassaniti, $80.00 at Creatures of Comfort.
If you read this blog, you may have noticed that I can’t stand slogans that try and sound edgy and cool but really mean nothing. I find this one particularly funny because it boldly says “Face it” (face what exactly?) while blocking out part of your peripheral vision.
Hooded “Rock and Roll” scarf, on sale for $44.00 at Betsey Johnson.
Submission by beka-apeattack. Beka raises some great points, saying, “I really don’t get it. It’s hideous, used to cost $88 and the picture, I believe, is of a man in a spaghetti strap tank top…none of this makes sense….”
I would also like to add that if you have to declare you are Rock and Roll on your clothing, you probably aren’t. Case in point.