I have this weird thing that sometimes happens with new “it” items, clothes and accessories. Something new will come out, or there will be a new trend or an “it” bag and I will absolutely hate it. And I’m not quiet about my hate for these things… I seem inclined to explain to anyone who will listen that I can’t understand why anyone would wear it, let alone like it. And then a month or two will go by, and I will end up totally sucked in and the biggest fan of said item that I just spent a month bashing.
This has been going on long enough now that I know it happens, so I’ve just made peace with it and I realize as soon as I express my distain for a pair of shoes or your high/low skirt, I’ll end up being the owner of it in about six weeks time.
This is precisely what happened with me and Celine’s trapeze bag. It has been around for a while, and I have loved it for a while, but it certainly didn’t start out that way. When I first laid eyes on this bag I had such a severe reaction. I didn’t understand it. The shape was off-putting. The colour blocking made me cringe. I just could not imagine why anyone would carry such a bag. Being a big fan of Celine in general, and a massive fan of their wonderful luggage bags and their classic box bags, I was surprised by this design and surprised by how much I disliked it. Of course, weeks later I became the biggest fan of it, and I have thought ever since that it is simply fabulous. The design is different. The shape is interesting and it is a statement piece, even in the most neutral of colours. I’m still not a huge fan of the colour blocked versions but the neutrals and solid colours capture my heart every time I see one.
The neutral beige one (pictured above) is stunning, and I love the all black ones with the croc skin flaps. The lipstick red, burgundy and grey are all amazing in my books too. With Celine’s signature simple clasp, clean lines and interesting shape, this bag will be one of my favourites for a long time to come.
PS: I’m currently in hate with this whole wedge sneaker trend. But after seeing them on Jessica Biel, my opinion might be starting to change (omg no). If I buy a pair, I’ll be sure to post about it (reluctantly).