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


Dvf2Rachel Comey dress and vintage Gaultier Junior shirt


Dvf3Vintage bolero via Create That Style and Super Lovers shirt


Dvf4Vintage Moschino shirt

Comments (41)

  1. mariposa says:

    I love your post and the clutches!
    kisses from germany!

  2. beautiful presentation of the bags…looks like a circus show with the changes of the black and white/color cut…
    great post…

  3. Duck says:

    Umm the print on that Rachel Comey dress is amazing!

  4. Serdane says:

    OMG ! I definitely love the bags. So original picture on there !

  5. Eleanor says:

    Funny handbags but I can’t believe that they are from DVF :p

  6. The clutches are very original an nice… and the way you¬¥re showing them.. so cool and funny!!!
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  7. Suzi says:

    These bags are fabulous! love your animated pics.
    Suzi x

  8. Beautiful dress and the bags are very amazing! 🙂

  9. The Provoker says:

    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

  10. Margherita says:

    How fun and stylish: congrats!

  11. d.h.e.r. says:

    One word: GENIUS.

  12. Mary says:

    Love them all!
    And also the gifs!!!

  13. Animation is good..

  14. Cleo says:

    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

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

  16. Cassandra says:

    Omg! You own all the cute stuff!
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  17. Emily Coles says:

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

  18. walda.m says:

    Cute clutches 🙂
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  19. Kate says:

    Love the domino clutch! totally awesome post! 🙂
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  20. Hope says:

    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.

  21. Olive says:

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

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

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

  25. Bug says:

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

  26. Millie says:

    Wow ! These are excellent! The first one is my favourite…but I must admit that the third is really cool too !

  27. jessbuurman says:

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

  28. Valeria says:

    loveloveloveeeee <3

  29. Yyepon says:

    Your moving pictures are amazing! Loving the fashion <3

  30. charlene says:

    Can I please have your hair and your stunning asianNESS.
    Your blog is awesome, glad I found it.
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    Love Charlene from FashionCherry

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