Saturday, 20 July 2013

 ABOUT A BAG

  (Sequin Jacket: Zara/ Blouse: H&M/ Pants: ASOS/ Wedges: Rachel Roy/ Necklace: Betsey Johnson/ Bag: Celine)

 

Rummaging through the reader comments of my last post, it became apparent that most of ya'll were more concerned with the contents that lay inside the coveted Celine shopping bag than my actual health itself. 

 

Ok, that's not true at all (on the contrary, I'm truly humbled by your kind words regarding my health), but I needed a good lead in for this post, ok? So bear (bear because I'm currently hallucinating mythical animals) with me whilst I make ya'll sound like bloodthirsty, vapid monsters, obsessed with materialistic items of the high-end variety. It reminded me of a time when I, myself, was completely engrossed by all things Celine.


When I first descended from the heavens into the earthly world of fashion blogging, I was completely oblivious to who or what Celine was (other than the fact that it was the name of my favorite female character in the Before Sunset/Before Sunrise films). I had decided fairly early on that I wanted to be 'bigger and better' than the creme of the crop fashion bloggers. To accomplish such a feat, I had two options: 1) unleash my wrath upon the said blogging community to exterminate the competition (vis a vis the use of Flatulence) or 2) to showcase an arsenal of designer items on my own blog, that would make theirs seem like fungus on a petri-dish. Because flatulent gases don't travel further than a one mile radius before disappearing into Oblivion, option number 2 rendered victorious. 


What I found through my 'research' of the top fashion bloggers was that certain items had a cultish appeal amongst these bloggers. The 3.1 Phillip Lam Satchel, Kenzo graphic sweaters, ugly as fuck Isabel Marant sneaker wedges (which proves that going viral isn't purely an online phenomenon and that groups of women can, on occasion, collectively lose their minds), Proenza Schouler tote, and the Celine Luggage bag, displayed so eloquently in exhibit A above, to name a few.


It became apparent that everyone who was anyone in the fashion industry, owned a Celine bag. Suddenly, I became possessed with the idea of owning a Celine bag. I thought that this squared piece of leathered glory would automatically place me on the fashion pedestal and become my meal ticket "into the club" that would simultaneously bump me a notch or two up the social ladder. It would render me the envy of fashion bloggers and masses alike, earn me respect from my detractors and maybe, just maybe, evoke Matt Bomer to take notice of me? I was fixated.

 

For the record, Matt Bomer is gay.


I don't quite know what it was about the Celine bag that made the likes of Aimee Song and The Blonde Salad dish thousands of dollars on a single bag (not to mention, they all seem to have several of each), but what I did know was, that I envied the fuck out of them for owning these bags, and whenever I saw someone on the streets carrying the coveted bag, it had the 'right' effect on me. I, too, would be more preoccupied about what lay behind the veil of a Celine shopping bag, than whether its owner just underwent a horrific surgery. Teehee.


$3000+ later, I would treat the coveted Celine bag like a first-born child, as clearly depicted in the photographs above where the said purse is being rummaged through the dirt on the ground. Yes, this is exactly how I would treat my first-born, that devil spawn!


In hindsight, I ask myself, had I seen this Celine bag, without it's preceding reputation and hype, at a department store like Macy's, would I be tempted to buy this bag, based solely on it's design and aesthetic appeal? The answer is, I don't know if I would. Did I really just spend $3000+, for which I had to sell my spleen (yes I have low standards) on an item that renders doubt inside of me? Was my need to achieve a certain social status so grand that I would go on to purchase a second Celine bag? Am I a self-aware silly consumerist goose? Am I not aware that there are kids dying in the world due to hunger and poverty? Am I a monster? Am I crazy? Have I lost my marbles? Will Matt Bomer ever learn of my existence? Will Kimye's baby North West be a fan of the band One Direction? Am I delirious? Am I hairy? The morphine has sufficiently kicked in.



So I ask you, citizens of the Internet, what is it about a designer item that makes it so popular to the point of cultish appeal, and why are we so quick to conform to these trends?

 

 

P.S. These were some of the first photographs I took for my blog last year, thus, I did not know better than to encapsulate the infamous 'hailing a cab' blogger pose in the middle of a fucking forest. 



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115 comments:

  1. Oh lord, I don't know how to answer this at all - all I know is I'm a victim too. And I have to admit, I love it somehow.

    xx
    Sabrina

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  2. I am the opposite of a victim - but I think that's cause I followed trends blindly when I was a teen and it DID NOT work for me. Anyway you failed - I love your blog because of your insane repartee and awesome eyebrows not because of your handbag! Hope your recovery is going well, sounds like your'e on some kick ass meds - mythical animals!

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Yeah, we have similar thoughts regarding sneaker wedges... Anyways, beautiful photos--I never would have guessed they were from when you first started your blog!

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  4. Your Celine bag is Gorgeous! Love the colour combination. I love Celine too and admire Phoebe Philo. Enjoy your new bag. Take care! Pamela

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  5. ok. Hail a fucking cab wherever you fucking want.

    I LOVE IT.

    Seriously. Best part of this post. Aside from your comment about the female population collectively lost its mind. I used to LAUGH at girls in wedged sneakers. LAUGH.

    then I started to question my sanity.

    What a great post. I have no answer, as usual, only more questions. Like; 3,000 DOLLARS?!?!!?!?!?! I could buy a car.

    A CAR.

    Very interesting, though. I always have conflicting emotions. 1. I want people to KNOW I know. and 2. But I don't want to be one of the identically-dressed crowd.
    Usually, though, I'm just really curious how it would feel to have what they have - to feel how they feel - to be who they are. The real visceral, powerful, unbear(heh)able feelings I have towards items, however, are usually towards things that aren't really trendy , just really really beautiful. I wish all items stayed around for at least 2 years, so we could check in 2 years later to see if we REALLY wanted it, or if our want was just propelled by someone else's.

    Hope you're recovering fabulously!

    Drink all the milkshakes while you can. :)

    -gab

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  6. What a stunning handbag! Love your outfit and location as well :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  7. i really really love the first photo and how the focus is on the handbag instead of the girl :)

    alysia x
    http://retr0cede.blogspot.com

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  8. Your outfits are always so outstanding and exceptional, you have one of the best personal styles out there. Your combinations are amazing and always inspiring to see.

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  10. This is so stunning - I love the pattern mixing a lot! And your location looks so pretty, too!

    Have a wonderful day,
    -Kati

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  11. It's simple, we are bombed by these brands through celebrities. We admire them, we all want their glamorous lives and fashion industry is well aware of that. Once you've seen it so many times, everywhere, you want it too.

    Lovely outfit by the way, great styling!

    Ivana
    xo

    Rue de Tres Chic

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  12. the bag is so amazing!
    i totally understand all those questions, i see such amazing items and see the ridiculous price tag but am still tempted to splurge on it even with all those things in mind
    but any who great post :)
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  13. Mass consumerism makes us WANT the bag. Common sense tells us (and in most cases prevails) that we can do WITH OUT it! I love it...but know I will never fork out that amount for a bag!

    http://sydneycorporate.blogspot.com.au/

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  14. hola guapisim yo te sigo desde hace tiempo en bloglovin de forma privadaespero tu tambien me sigas y desde ahora tambien te sigo desde de bloger espero tus noticias. http://dolcevirginia.blogspot.com.es

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  15. Wow, you're so beautiful.

    http://thevulgariangirl.blogspot.com/

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  16. Love these shots! you have a great photographer

    Charlotte

    Website | Winston & Willow

    Facebook | Facebook/winstonandwillow

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  17. beautiful! you look awesome ;-)

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  18. Great pictures! So colourful... and an amazing outfit also :)
    Love from Munich,

    Vanessa
    www.pureFASHION.tv

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  19. omg I love the necklace...and the bag of course <3

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  20. you look amazing, wonderful style, we follow you now!

    <3

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  21. Great pics, I love the combination of glitter chic and rural background :) Also I absolutely feel the same about this bag, I WANT IT :D Only bag that leaves me more envious is the Hermès Kelly bag :D
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  22. gurl can I snap my fingers just to tell you how you look like such a beautiful mess(this is a good implementation). I mean you can just crish crash everything in the most perfect way, the color, the tone, everything just goes well, the Celine bag is a top notch and that green is a wow. I absolutely love your middle eastern face, it's just sooooo dramatic, like a Selena Gomez-esque but just a whole lot better. You look like one of those chic middle eastern girls on Sex&The City 2. Omg just wow rachel! and omg yea I shouldn't have a blackberry but I just got a new blackberry since here in Indonesia we can't survive without one(so sad lol) got myself a Z10 hahaha(iphone's shitty sister)

    "All The Way To The Halcyon Days" on THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SENSE-http://reinhardtkenneth.blogspot.com

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  23. That bag is amazing, I would have chosen the same colour, so elegant and chic!!
    (¯`·._.·Nymphashion·._.·´¯)
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  24. I always get the best laugh reading your posts! That bag is kind of amazing and really who needs a spleen right? We can live without one....
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  25. Hahaha OMG Rox you never fail to crack the hell out of me!!!! As for that magnificent Celine....I'll live vicariously through lovely gals like you!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  26. Honestly I don't know why it's so popular. When I look at it all I can see is a face with the zipper as the mouth and the bottoms of the handles as the eyes. I too have spent money because of blogger pressure like on new clothes because of popular trends and a fancy camera.

    Also about the jaw surgery recipes: I got pretty sick and tired of just milkshakes and fruit based smoothies because I couldn't stand the sweetness anymore. If you can, I suggest buying a good quality juicer so you can get your savory based juices in your diet besides just sugar. I couldn't justify spending money on a juicer and I regret not getting one but it's worth it. You can quickly make carrot and celery juice, apple juice, and whatever veggie you think sounds good. Sometimes I would be so desperate I would blend soup just so I could taste something savory. As time went on and I was able to open my mouth more, I liked liquidfied gravy. I hope that helps! Hang in there and try your best to stop thinking about food.

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  27. It's a beautiful bag but $3000 worth of beautiful? I don't think so
    I'm not denying if I saw it in a shop I wouldn't imagine owning it without all around but that's more than i have spent on my car this year!
    Hope you lose the other 7 chins soon, I suppose you could always swap the occasional meal of air fir a meal of dust? It's apparently all the range ;)

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  28. Hummmm,... speechless!!! After wasting my money on a Ysl bag two years ago, I have vowed not to act stupid again. Am not gonna lie, i have never thought of buying a Celine bag, but shoes ''Oh yes'' I saw the Celine unisex sneakers and instantly i felt heat within me lol. I wanted it so bad that i began saving but along the line i changed my mind cause i began to feel stupid again. I thought what the f**k am trying to make someone who is already rich richer? While i am smoking on my wheat everyday trying to make ends meet. Don't get me wrong i love designers because they add value in future but sometimes am so curious to know what sort of leather is been used, cause i see no difference with other leather brands it's just the name that everyone wants to buy.By the way you look perfect from head to toe. Kisses.

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  29. If you didn't tell us it was the middle of the fucking forrest, we wouldn't know :P i thought it was a side road at first :P

    Please tell me your health is better?

    Edita
    www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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  30. Lovely lovely you! Great Inspiration! I looove that bag!!! ♡Kyra
    FOLLOW MY BLOG // TELL ME // I FOLLOW YOU BACK!

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  31. First of all, love the outfit even if it's an oldie- it's a goodie!

    Second, I don't know the appeal of designer for the sake of designer. There are some brands that I think are impeccably made that (if I had the money, which I don't thanks to an endless sea of student loans) I would love to own. There are also designer items that I see and think really? Huh. I guess my feeling is, whatever gets your motor going and doesn't stick you in the poor house. :). Go nuts!

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  32. Roxy, I love YOU wayyyy more than the bag. Designer stuff is nice, but at the end of the day it's your spunky personality and gorgeous looks that keep me coming back to your blog. I think you're so awesome. I'm so past the materialistic :)
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  33. You look amazing-- I didn't even notice the bag lolzzzzz I know I love my old $24 Dooney & Bourke I bought at the antique mall. The thick leather makes an awesome sound when you open and close that I love. So, hey, I GET IT!! Ok, maybe not exactly the same thing...
    Who is Matt Bomer? I'm assuming Canadian because I've never heard of him.

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  34. I definitely think there's a lot of appeal to a name brand or designer good for many women, because we place a lot of value and "self worth" on an item that carries social status. I have to admit that I'm extremely drawn to designer apparel, but usually because the clothing is well-made and has an interesting aesthetic, not just because of the brand's ranking. That being said, I am extremely jealous of your beautiful Celine bag and I hope I can afford one someday!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  35. Oh man, I swear I end up laughing out loud (even at work) after reading your posts. I love your humor! Anyways, I digress, I think I first came across this wonderful topic via the genius behind The Man Repeller; who so eloquently diagnosed this as 'label blindness.' Whatever the 'it' item may be, we're blinded by the big name designer stitched on the label and the fact that they're owned by fashion celebrities. It's a hard thing to fight. When you see it 10 times a day visiting other blogs you have no choice but to acknowledge it's popularity. It's a vicious cycle; a catch 22. You see it, you want it, they have it, so you get it. Then you sit there second guessing your choice because you don't want to come off as a follower or materialistic. Oh the madness! Great topic and great debate, though. I'll admit I'm no saint when it comes to label blindness. Why do they have to be so damn beautiful??

    It goes without saying, that the ensemble you put together in these photos is be-yoo-tee-ful! You are an expert at mixing and matching. Nobody does it like you.

    Hope you're feeling better!

    Wardrobe on Wheels

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  36. Stunning outfit!

    www.debrabros.blogspot.com.au

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  37. I would have to say, blogging can be truly addictive and evil too when it comes to luxury goods. Being exposed to all these leather goods while following big time bloggers/influencers like The Blonde Salad and Style Scrapbook, how can one not relate to all these mouth-watering luxurious treasures? It's all about holding oneself back from all these man! Self-control it is!

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  38. Hiya, hope your're feeling ok after your operation :)

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  39. You are posting, therefore you are (and must be feeling a bit better). :)
    I really don't know why women all want to have the same item, particularly when it seems to be carried by so many other women and costs $$$$. I guess some genuinely like it... xxx

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  40. Wow dear, you're beauty queen! Amazing look!
    kisses)

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  41. You look absolutely fantastic! Fancy following each other?
    www.framecake.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. So cute. I love it. I am so glad I found your blog!! I am your newest follower! (:

    Come check out and follow my blog?
    Glitter & Gold

    XOXO
    Ashley

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  43. Grate look love this style!
    Thanks for sweet comments
    http://afinaskaterblogspotcom.blogspot.ru/

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  44. It's not the first blog that doesn't show me the posts on the day - I guess it's a problem of my computer??? Cause I came last week here to see whether you have posted something and there was nothing - to me, now I see. I even left you a comment on the Canadian day post, saying something like "pls post again?" :) What for a surprise to see you with a peplum black top - really great and now this great post about a bag! Not any bag, but Celine! You always look great, getting a cab :) in the middle of "nowhere" or in a city! And that's why I didn't knwo aboit your health, cause I haven't got the post! I hope you are fine! No, you are not a monster, on the contrary, Matt will notice you :) and there are kids dying, yes, but brands also employ many people, so, maybe that's a good thing to think. The bag is nice and outstanding because of its face :) And by the time North West is a teenager, I guess One Direction will be a Simon Cowell's pub story! Thank you so much for your words towards me - you have a beautiful soul and mind!

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  45. Celine is always a breathtaker. Not only because it is gorgeous but because of the price tag. I am thinking of going to my local swap meet and buying myself a knockoff! teeheehee. no one will ever notice if it says "Celine" or "Beline" right?

    P.S. Matt Homer is SO gay.

    P.S.S. You convinced me to watch the before sunrise movies. Thanks!

    xx
    Holly Foxen Wells
    GlamourMash

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  46. Your bag is amazing but so is this super fabulous outfit!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  47. That bag is seriously to DIE for! Love it! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

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  48. Two words : Colorful and elegant!


    pashionality.com

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  49. You look stunning. I love all the prints and colors you put together. But that bag...oh man!

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  50. Wow. This really looks like out of a fashion magazin!
    Thanks for your last comment :) It really made me happy :)

    xx

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  51. i have to say that barbed wire fence next to your bag is making me way more nervous than the gravel and dirt. i don't know if i could drop 3 grand on a bag, that's what i paid for my car - though i do like bags more than cars.

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  52. That jacket is one of the best things I've seen all day. You look gorgeous. :)

    http://dresseduplikealady.com

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  53. obsessed with those shoes! <3

    www.macaclothenwa.blogspot.com

    xoxo MACA

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  54. One of the things I love about coming to your blog is that I'm almost always guaranteed such gorgeous color pallets. You always have the most vibrant colors on. This one is no exception. Gorgeous!

    Jules of Canines & Couture
    www.caninesandcouture.com

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  55. You could be Elton John and buy 2 *more* rings at 2 million $ EACH.....and apparently he has never worn them. For $25 you can restore sight to a third world person afflicted with cataracts. But I don't think Elton has ever thought of spending 2 million dollars on helping thousands of people restore their eyesight instead of buying another diamond ring. Bottom line is, it's your money and do with it what you will. But for $3000, couldn't it have been encrusted with a diamond studded clip somewhere??

    On another note, this outfit is my favourite I have seen featured by you. I love everything you are wearing and you have an uncanny knack for making patterns and colors work with each other. You have definitely inspired me to stat mixing it up more!

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  56. Ok a. I know Matt bomer is gay but damn if it doesn't stop me from lusting over him b. I too have often wondered if I would like certain designer items when taken out of the "it" item context.......all I have to say is I'm a big believer in investing in leather bags, like this (gorgeous) Celine AND that you look stunning :))))) hope you are recovering well from your surgery!
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  57. Who the hell is Matt Bomer? Is this a Canadian thing LOL I dunno maybe if I google his name I'll recognize the face, but I'm lazy and won't do that! It is amazing how the world of fashion blogging has made certain sartorial pieces incredibly inciting not to forget bringing the whole 'IT BAG' thang back in style. I know I would never have looked twice at an IM sneaker had it not been for the saturation of it online and thus I do own a navy pair but I also notice the weird looks people give me when I wear them out. Like is this b*** cray? The same goes for the Givenchy Antigona (how ever you spell it) I would never buy a bag of that shape having previously owned a LV Speedy we ended on a sour note because it kept eating up my stuff and was annoying with it's small straps that are too light for the contents of my entire life! Sigh. We pride ourselves on being individual and yet conform so easily at the sight of other 'it' bloggers prancing around in some arm candy.

    Such is life. Hope you are doing well and perhaps the hallucinations of animals have turned to hallucinations of this Matt Bomer dude!
    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  58. love the pants, really great! xx

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  59. You are so beautiful! I absolutly love your shoes! xx

    http://kimsophi.blogspot.de/

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  60. You really know how to mix colours and I want your necklace!

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  61. Omg! That bag is perfect. I really love it!
    Great outfit :)
    xoxo

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  62. I love how you can put all the colors look perfectly together!

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  63. Girl Matt Bomer will certainly lust after you...r shoes and bag! Just kidding. Yes what is it about certain items...Well it is an absolutely gorgeous bag, But I have to say, I still think 3000 is a hell lot. Anyway you look stunning, and have risen to the highest order even without the bag. Haha!
    Simona
    www.lakenmoon.com

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  64. LOve the bag. Celine...awwwwww, love.

    I would be happy to see your looks on www.STARPIQ.com - a new fashion community that I have created
    and really need your support.

    Kisses,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  65. bag <3
    u look just amazing <3

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  66. What a stunning bag and you look absolutely gorgeous! I love your jacket - it's perfection! And your necklace is so whimsical and fun. You never cease to amaze me with your beauty and sense of style :)
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  67. Oh, hon .. first I hope you are doing well and on your way to recovery. Second, you hardly need an expensive hand bag to be a popular blogger as your writing style is over the top, a joy to read, and totally hilarious.

    I think when things look good - you can tell. That bag has style written all over it even sitting on the ground. And I do love pic #7 of you (at the fence) .. really just a beautiful shot.

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  68. It seems like people can't get enough of Celine, I can't get enough of the bags!

    Please update us on your recovery! I actually Googled a little bit of your surgery and my goodness, how scary it sounded but so good you are fine.

    And I'm a little (VERY LOT) obsessed with your jacket.
    xxx

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  69. Great styling dear, love the jacket so much and it's so bold with the trouser! Thanks for your comment on my blog and yes we can follow each other on facebook too. Follow you now under name Cassandra Marinescu. See you on mine too ya! Check out my new post too if you like :)

    www.wear2day.com

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  70. Amazing, dear!

    What do you think of my new post? :)
    4-TRENDY.COM

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  71. Wow stunning outfit and the bag is lush.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://www.purrpleivy.com/

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  72. Had to read your previous post - I hope you recovery quickly from your surgery, it sounds painful! :)



    I've splurged on a few bags myself, I buy them because they make me happy. if you have extra income to spend on frivolous things like accessories I don't see any harm in it. Some people smoke or drink, I save and splurge on bags. haha.


    Away From Blue

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  73. I love the "face" of your beautiful bag! :)
    Hugs and kisses, lovely lady.

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  74. Amazing! Stunning as always:)

    bloglovin.com/blog/3880191

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  75. LMBO! You have got to be one of the most hilarious bloggers I follow....ahem, besides myself *tee hee hee*. I too toggle between the fab designer items that the "fashion elite" display for my retinas and unquenchable fashion thirst (those bitches......I mean that in the most loving way possible). For me, the answer to your question is simple......fashion porn. I see it, so I want to have it now!!! Each of the above stated bags makes a serious statement....their construction is flawless and the bold accents are so eye-catching. However, the excessive prices provoke an allergic reaction in my bank account. It literally will not allow me to enter my credit card numbers *le sigh*. I think I shall resort to batting my eyelashes at some lonely, old filthy rich gentleman that desperately wants to spend his money before he leaves this earth. I'm just kidding.....or am I?

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  76. that jacket and bag! so in love. great outfit :)

    -terry
    terrydunakim.blogspot.com
    Love Me to Pieces

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  77. Interesting point, I have been thinking in similar terms. However, I am a girl and I love my bags, although I get a bit tired of the ones that are featured a bit too much. I love my classic Chanel 2.55 and my next item, to celebrate my new job, will be a Sophie Hulme leather tote!

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  78. OMG, I just find your blog and must say that you are very unique.I love your style and your posts.I'm following you now.Would you like to follow me too?
    http://www.fabuloustorture.com

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  79. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!! I really like your blog and style too and I would love to follow each other :)!! I'm following you with Bloglovin'!!

    XOXO Lillian Chaton
    http://lillianchaton.com

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  80. Omg your bag is amazing!! You shine like a star, splendid!
    xoxo
    Coco et La vie en rose
    Coco et La vie en rose on Bloglovin
    Coco et La vie en rose on Facebook
    (Please don't forget to follow me back via gfc and bloglovin if you haven't already. Huge thanks!!)

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  81. WOW!Those pants!!I love them.

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  82. the blazer is stunning!♥ lovely photos!:)

    www.lorietta.cz

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  83. Hi dear
    Nice outfit, love the bag
    Wanna follow each other?
    xoxo

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  84. Your jacket is simply stunning! Love the bag, also! You have a fabulous blog!

    Have fun & Be fabulous,

    Ann
    www.stepinsidemycloset.com

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  85. Hahahaha...touché!
    As much as I admire the bag, I can't justify spending that much, so I'm just gonna live vicariously through bloggers like yourself:)

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  86. What can I say.... you look faboulous!!! :)
    Always!!
    REally like your style and this bag is of course so nice <3
    xoxo from Munich

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  87. That jacket is gorgeous!! I saw it last winter in Zara and I almost got it! haha
    I like the way you styled it! ^^


    Fashionably Sparkly

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  88. Lol you are very hilarious! Is an interesting topic, honestly I dont know which is my position since I also when I see a thing I love so much I soon desire it, such as you for Celine for me is the Antigona, I am obsessed by that bag! So, if I lust after an item so bad I would probably justify the price I am will to pay:) Though, I admit for me 3000 is really high! Btw, adore your bag so much and you look gorgeous! xo

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  89. Amazing look, you are gorgeous !
    I had a crush for your bag ;)
    Kiss Jeny

    http://www.jenychooz.lautre.net

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  90. Gorgeous bag, I love it!

    Mafalda ❤
    http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr/

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  91. Fab pics + bags. I'm your newest follower. :) xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  92. So cute xx

    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know!:)

    Monika♥

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  93. Omg, i love your thought, of course $3000 is to high for me too >.< But Celine is really really lovely bag, i love your celine bag and all these photos, you are gorgeous from head to toe <33

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  94. Ok, please let me first say that I thought this article was great! it was funny, smart, and it made us all wonder which is the answer to that question.
    Also you are rocking that outfit, and the bag, ofcourse, is gorgeous
    I would buy that bag if I had the money, and the answer is simple: because I like it.

    kisses
    Ana Isabella

    www.rockafollow.com

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  95. Thanks for the comment on my blog, of course we can follow each other!

    Just follow me and let me know! I always follow back!

    www.gwiyomistyle.net

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  96. Interesting post. You are much more beautiful than the bag, and I liked the hailing a cab pose :D. To be honest, I have no trouble resisting a $3000 bag. Firstly because I don't have $3000 to spend on a bag, but if I did, I think I'd rather see if I could use it towards a holiday. Yeah, a holiday would be really nice. It's your beauty, the photography and what you've got to say that makes your blog, not the bag in my opinion. You really don't need that bag, but seeing as you've got it, I hope you enjoy it a lot :)
    sparkle2day.com

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  97. I can't imagine having $3000 to spend on a bag right now, but I bloody love it so I have officially joined the crop of envious women drooling over the Celine! Hooray!

    Gorgeous photos btw; the whole outfit is just perfect. And I personally love the hailing a cab in the forest pose. I mean, no one is truly needing a cab in those photos surely, so this is just as authentic as city-posed versions! :)

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  98. I hope your recovery is going well, Rox! In the meantime, I'm not sure how to weigh in on this debate... I've always sort of marched to the beat of my own drum, I suppose, and though I'm a fan of Celine I was long before the luggage tote came along and I will love the line even after they discontinue it. But my love is not unconditional; I hate the trapeze bag with a passion and wish it would be scrapped immediately. Not to say I'm immune to bandwagon jumping, but I'd find it hard to justify doing it to the tune of $3000+. Call is self-control, or maybe just being cheap ;) Either way, I do love your bag and wish I had one of my own... but it will be years before I can save up that kind of money ;)
    xox,
    Cee

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  99. love the mixing of the textures and colors!
    Stop by for a Mason Pearson hairbrush giveaway!

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  100. You are so gorgeous my dear. I adore these colours and love that jacket very much. Haha, I think one of my first poses was actually hailing a taxi! :-) I will just have to dream about that stunning handbag. I have never spent 3k on a handbag, the most I've had spent on accessories is my Chanel wallet, but that was an old bday gift from my nan, so it doesn't count. ) Wishing you a lovely weekend fabulous lady! xx/Madison

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  101. Before it was designer items, it was something else. The prestige is always the thing that is not easily achievable. We value the things by the "hard to have" factor...

    It doesn't matter that a dress is beautiful if others can have it...It is only when they don't that we desire it so much. It is the fact that "others" cannot have it that really makes an item valuable in our minds. It may be upsetting to face this fact, but it is human nature.

    Luxury doesn't equal beautiful things, luxury equals " beautiful things that only a few can have"...or even better " beautiful things that MANY CANNOT HAVE"...

    In the time of aristocracy, it was in to be pale, European women would apply all kinds of toxic things to their skin (kind of like today but more extreme) to be as pale as ghosts...and then the industrial revolution kicked in and the workers themselves (not having much exposure to sunlight in a factory no to mention 18 hours work day) went pale...something had to be done...and being tanned became in, as everyone who was someone went on a vacation and came with the tan.

    So, as I said...it is all about what others cannot have. Not that you should judge yourself too harshly. You liked it, you bought it and you should enjoy it...and it is true that having something exclusive makes us feel better...and sometimes we do need to feel better in that way and there isn't anything wrong with that.

    ...

    And yes, the photographs are amazing and you look great!


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    1. Love what you said here. We want things we can't have!

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  102. Hey I am just catching up here. Hope you are feeling all better. Your sense of humor sure says so.

    That Celine Bag is Divine. But so is that Blazer & that Necklace. I also love it every time you wear these Beautiful Green, Cropped Pants.

    Hope all is well. You sure look LOVELY, MISS ROX. =))))

    Ada.

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  103. ur bag is to die for! in love with it!
    PS sweet look as always)
    Anna

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  104. Lovely outfit! I like how beautiful and chic your look is!:)
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  105. What a gorgeous bag!! Classic and chic, yet totally holds its own with the bold colours and prints you're wearing. Lovely, stunning shots! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  106. Spectacular pattern mix and of course a glorious bag.
    Gorgeous!

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  107. lovely blog! you're so pretty :)
    what about following each other?

    x
    dahi

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