PS 1 1ove U

PS 1 1ove U

>> Technically, I haven't lied to you but I have been fooling you guys into thinking that I'm something of an anti-bag-snob.  Pah to IT bags.  Pah to them I say!  Pah to the ¬£1000+ bags that everyone is wearing simultaneously at any given time once celeb bag seeding takes place.  Then the dirty truth started coming out and revealing itself to both myself and you guys.  On Twitter, I sent out a questionable like over the Mulberry Alexa.  It was a weird feeling of shame and desire.  You guys concurred that I wasn't a fooligan for falling over it a little.  I wrote it off as a one-off stumble.  

Back to the bag-hate.

Then I started stroking Proenza Schouler's PS1 bags, the ones that along with the Alexa were doing battle on the satchel front, thrashing each other with buckles, fastenings and soft leather.  After further stroking yesterday in Barney's, me thinks the PS1 wins just because it's got the deadly yet lux python on its side.  Then I wake up to find that my very very kind other half Steve has been going to press days on my behalf and snapped this fucker of a bag.  I'm not just throwing swearing about for no good reason in the same way that people call everything and anything 'killer', 'rad' and 'awesome' by the by.  It is simply physically fucking up my brain as the diminishing cells are trying to calculate how many months of average-wage work it would take for me to be able to walk up to any department store counter and count out the notes for the bag (far more satisfying paying in ye olde cash…) in addition to being able to live sufficiently.  Or perhaps this is why people call things 'killer'.  Quite literally, people 'kill' their lives, living on nothing but toast and watching moths land on windows as entertainment, in order to enjoy their 'killer' bag.  This specific PS11 bag wasn't in the A/W 10-11 show for some reason so I'm even more grateful for my temporary-blogging-partner-in-crime.  Or am I grateful?   

In any case, I've been lying to myself and to you.  It's time to come clean… it's time to openly embrace the quilting, the tan leather, the surprising addition of the fur (which I inexplicably love…), the square and robust gems, the metal grill… all of those bag bits that have previously confuzzled me but today, is making complete sense.    

Don't write me off.  I promise this is THE exception that proves the rule…



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  1. Clare

    2010-04-20 at 11:30 PM

    Ohhh fucker is the perfect word for it, it kind of looks like it could bite you, which is a bit awesome.
    Hope you liked the Sketchbook feature on my blog today! Also, planes are flying out of the UK now so it may be promising for you if you haven’t already booked a boat trip.

  2. Stevie

    2010-04-20 at 11:30 PM

    sussssie are you visiting graduate fashion week this year? x

  3. Charlotte

    2010-04-21 at 12:13 AM

    Ha Susie, you always crack me up!!
    It is indeed a sexual bag!
    The Style Rail

  4. Chloe

    2010-04-21 at 12:19 AM

    Hahaha amazing! That is a killer bag. Sexy as hell.

  5. teacups & couture

    2010-04-21 at 1:01 AM
  6. Stephanie

    2010-04-21 at 1:15 AM

    That bag is fabulous! I think if you could be made into a bag, that would be it.

  7. Jennifer

    2010-04-21 at 1:33 AM

    I love the yellow fur, otherwise I don’t think the bag would have done it for me.

  8. Victoria

    2010-04-21 at 2:37 AM

    you are certainly right. The PS1 bag was on my lust list the moment it came out and now Im lusting over your wicked PS11. *SIGH*

  9. Brigadeiro

    2010-04-21 at 3:13 AM

    Love love love the PS1!!!

  10. elfie

    2010-04-21 at 4:34 AM

    don`t really like the fur… maybe if it comes in different colors??

  11. Fashion Clothing South Africa

    2010-04-21 at 5:20 AM

    The bag would be much better without the fur. I must agree with you about the “killer” prices of these items. Saw one very ugly bag the other day with a small price of $20 300-00. They gone crazy!

  12. WendyB

    2010-04-21 at 6:03 AM

    Just love what you love, girl.

  13. melissa

    2010-04-21 at 8:37 AM

    Awesome bag! Love it so much!

  14. brandynicoleeaster

    2010-04-21 at 8:51 AM

    There are exceptions to the “I hate over pricey designer bags” rule. There always seems to be one of amazingness in the crowd. But is there really a price on an animals life? Most of these bags are made of leather and fur. 🙁

  15. Birgitte

    2010-04-21 at 9:21 AM

    Amazing bag!
    Love your blog!
    Xoxo Birgitte

  16. Clare

    2010-04-21 at 10:19 AM

    The gem on the right is touching the grill, the one on the left is spaced away from it. It looks wonky. I’m afraid for such a big price tag I’d want perfection.

  17. Laura

    2010-04-21 at 11:15 AM

    It has some faults, not loving the yellow fur I must say.
    But hey its a good bag to fall for.

  18. Claire

    2010-04-21 at 12:39 PM

    It’s like.. a bee..
    I’d carry that.

  19. Glamour

    2010-04-21 at 2:09 PM

    Not sure about the fur in the bag…. not anti fur, but I like it to keep me warm!!!
    Style council… thoughts??

  20. Mohit Bhardwaj

    2010-04-21 at 2:17 PM

    I think the fur thing is overdone…

  21. Denise @ Swelle

    2010-04-21 at 2:42 PM

    The fur is a nice little pet to stroke as you’re riding on the tube.

  22. susie_bubble

    2010-04-21 at 3:16 PM

    Clare, I think the bag is not clasped on properly that’s why there is that gap… plus, it is a press sample/prototype…
    As for the furry addition, I think that’s what makes it more ‘me’ but to each their own… if you took away the furry bit, it’s just a bit too serious for me…but hey, I’m a sucker for odd material placements…
    I can’t ascertain whether the fur is real or not by the by… not being a fur expert and all…

  23. tanya

    2010-04-21 at 5:57 PM

    the title of this post is sheer genius 🙂

  24. Elena Vasilieva

    2010-04-21 at 8:41 PM


  25. Becca

    2010-04-21 at 9:36 PM

    This bag is worth months of ramen and moth-watching

  26. Erick

    2010-04-22 at 5:28 PM

    This is one of the best titles I have found in the internet. And oh! Look at that bag. It is amazing. I think its the one that I saw in the all or nothing book which includes cool bags and stuff.

  27. Erick

    2010-04-22 at 6:00 PM

    Not all good titles in the internet are worth reading. There are sometimes, good titles with crappy contents. But even those which have weird titles like worf shirt video could also have good substance in them.

  28. Patty

    2010-04-23 at 3:16 PM

    For some strange (yet awesome!) reason, that bag reminds me of the Monster Book of Monsters in the third Harry Potter movie.

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