Eyeing You Up

Eyeing You Up

I've been OD-ing on Olympics TV coverage and feeling all fired-up and gutsy and any other sports pundit cliche that you can think of, thanks to the BBC.  Therefore I'm just going to come out with this one bit of British sporting slang and say that Diane von Furstenberg pulled off a blinder with these A/W 12-3 Fetish Box bags that were featured prominently in the show.  I say blinder because I really didn't expect them from DvF, who I know can turn out a decent print and a reliable handbag, but are hardly known for accessory showstoppers.  Yvan Mispelaere, the relatively new creative director at DvF may have had a hand in instilling this cheekily surreal tone into the nine styles of clutches, which manage to combine Schiaparelli, Magritte and Dali and a visually arresting shape all into one boxy package.  With the flick of an ergonomically pleasing (haven't used that phrase since year 9 design tech class) clasp, each bag also reveals an eye-shaped mirror inside.

Back in February at the DvF showroom in New York, I was instantly drawn to them, opening and closing them repeatedly and wondering whether they could hold the crucial essentials of phone, Oystercard, debit card, keys and a lip balm (the answer is yes by the way).  Then Von Furstenberg herself gave me an irresistible heavy-lidded look and a big ol' smiley hug which is cause enough to salute the bags.  I've given them a happy-HAPPY GIF-y treatment just in case you haven't quite realised that I'm currently riding on a strange and uncharacteristically patriotic high.  Four of the styles have dropped onto DvF's online American store so I should expect the others will follow soon enough internationally.  No sign of the beaded cloud or the jigsaw puzzle piece specimens though.  Maybe I should "go for gold" instead or try and "beat the odds" (in reference to the gold beaded and domino clutches just in case you think I'm ending on a slightly loopy note)?  How do I turn these cliches off again?   

Dvf1Louise Gray shirt

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Dvf2Rachel Comey dress and vintage Gaultier Junior shirt

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Dvf3Vintage bolero via Create That Style and Super Lovers shirt

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Dvf4Vintage Moschino shirt

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  1. mariposa

    2012-08-03 at 8:59 AM

    I love your post and the clutches!
    fantasticoooo!!!
    kisses from germany!
    http://mariposa-world.blogspot.de

  2. Raspberry & Rouge

    2012-08-03 at 9:05 AM

    Fun + Fab! XO Rebecca
    http://raspberry-rouge.com

  3. Raspberry & Rouge

    2012-08-03 at 9:05 AM

    Fun + Fab! XO Rebecca
    http://raspberry-rouge.com

  4. Raspberry & Rouge

    2012-08-03 at 9:05 AM

    Fun + Fab! XO Rebecca
    http://raspberry-rouge.com

  5. Lili Gabbiano

    2012-08-03 at 9:11 AM

    beautiful presentation of the bags…looks like a circus show with the changes of the black and white/color cut…
    great post…
    http://www.liligabbiano.com

  6. Duck

    2012-08-03 at 9:12 AM

    Umm the print on that Rachel Comey dress is amazing!

  7. Serdane

    2012-08-03 at 9:12 AM

    OMG ! I definitely love the bags. So original picture on there !
    http://www.younglington.wordpress.com

  8. Eleanor

    2012-08-03 at 9:26 AM

    Funny handbags but I can’t believe that they are from DVF :p
    http://www.eleanoryeung.wordpress.com

  9. Etrala London

    2012-08-03 at 9:42 AM

    The clutches are very original an nice… and the way you¬¥re showing them.. so cool and funny!!!
    Finally I can show you a “preview” of my new collection AW 12/13, completely made in London from 100% natural fabrics… hope you like it!! http://www.etrala.com/#/autumn-winter-201213/4567345263
    Susie, do you like our brand?
    XX Maria.

  10. Suzi

    2012-08-03 at 9:46 AM

    These bags are fabulous! love your animated pics.
    Suzi x
    http://fortheloveofaudrey.com

  11. Stills

    2012-08-03 at 10:08 AM

    Beautiful clutches!
    http://www.stills.rs

  12. Haidee

    2012-08-03 at 10:36 AM

    I love the quirky pieces
    http://haideeandco.blogspot.co.uk/

  13. Markéta S.

    2012-08-03 at 11:12 AM

    Beautiful dress and the bags are very amazing! 🙂

  14. The Provoker

    2012-08-03 at 11:15 AM

    they are too adorable lol, super cute stuff babe! and now that’s what I call a shirt! 😀 I love how your blog content is always so info juicy, I always like reading your blog and about your life, would you like to follow each other? I switched my blog to a different domain name so if you did follow me I’d sadly have lost you on bloglovin’-
    xx nathan.niche
    http://www.the-provoker.com/2012/08/canvas-python.html
    http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3896745

  15. Margherita

    2012-08-03 at 11:21 AM

    How fun and stylish: congrats!

  16. d.h.e.r.

    2012-08-03 at 11:23 AM

    One word: GENIUS.

  17. Mary

    2012-08-03 at 11:34 AM

    Love them all!
    And also the gifs!!!

  18. Clothes Online

    2012-08-03 at 11:53 AM

    Animation is good..

  19. Cleo

    2012-08-03 at 2:30 PM

    great reveiw on the cluches at first i would say they were alright but with you inpretation and pictures of them now i want to get my hands on one of some. My favorite would have to be the clock one because it reminds me of Alice in Wonderland
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  20. The Stel Style

    2012-08-03 at 2:31 PM

    I love this bags!!! they are so unique designs and beautiful!!!

  21. Cassandra

    2012-08-03 at 2:32 PM

    Omg! You own all the cute stuff!
    backtofive.blogspot.combacktofive.blogspot.combacktofive’s twitter
    xoxo backtofive

  22. Emily Coles

    2012-08-03 at 5:02 PM

    Ah I agree they’re amazing, lovely post and photos. E x follow me on http://emsdarkroom.blogspot.co.uk/

  23. walda.m

    2012-08-03 at 6:07 PM

    Cute clutches 🙂
    Check out my blog: http://be-you-do-fashion.blogspot.co.uk/
    xoxo

  24. Kate

    2012-08-03 at 9:28 PM

    Love the domino clutch! totally awesome post! 🙂
    Check out my blog: http://ashopaholicsvision.blogspot.co.uk

  25. Hope

    2012-08-03 at 9:32 PM

    That bag is amazing! My best friend and I are still lame enough to play board games and …even dominos!
    Love your blog, as always.
    x
    http://www.hausofduzniak.blogspot.co.uk/

  26. Olive

    2012-08-04 at 12:37 AM

    huaaa!it’s a lovely picture! The bags are amazing 🙂

  27. Minerva Collection

    2012-08-04 at 9:44 AM

    The bags are amazing. I love the cloud one. …I’ll have to get some. :o)

  28. unzesundas

    2012-08-04 at 1:37 PM

    amazing hand bags 🙂 nice…
    their are awesome footwear at UNZE.
    best footwear company of UK.
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  29. April @ Shamballa Bracelet

    2012-08-04 at 3:04 PM

    its very fabulous and pretty!.. I love its design!

  30. Kellyelisejaspers

    2012-08-05 at 12:01 AM

    This is amazing:)!
    http://www.fussylife.com

  31. Bug

    2012-08-05 at 2:27 PM

    Really love these bags, and the gifs – very creative and fun!
    Bug @ STYLEoverSENSE

  32. Millie

    2012-08-06 at 6:25 AM

    Wow ! These are excellent! The first one is my favourite…but I must admit that the third is really cool too !
    http://daysinspirations.blogspot.fr/

  33. jessbuurman

    2012-08-07 at 12:31 PM

    This is a beautiful dress and the bags are also very cool and amazing.

  34. Valeria

    2012-08-07 at 8:17 PM

    loveloveloveeeee <3

  35. Yyepon

    2012-08-07 at 10:23 PM

    Your moving pictures are amazing! Loving the fashion <3

  36. charlene

    2012-08-08 at 1:27 PM

    Can I please have your hair and your stunning asianNESS.
    Your blog is awesome, glad I found it.
    Latest post: http://fashioncherry.co/bona-drag-ceremonial-fashion-collection/
    Love Charlene from FashionCherry

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