Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Dead snake fashion

There are times when I think that the fashion industry is peculiar and interesting, and then there are times when I just don't get it. This Chloe handbag is everywhere now, from Vogue and Harper's Bazaar to Marie Claire.


I haven't seen anything more disgusting come out of the fashion industry in a long time. There isn't a force on this planet that could persuade me to carry a head of a dead snake on my handbag.

13 comments:

Sal said...

I, too, saw that and found it appalling.

Stella said...

Uhm, not going to lie. I saw it and I actually felt nauseous. Same goes for fur. I guess it all falls under the "Well, if I have to pay so much for it, then it -must- be good!" mentality.

meegiemoo said...

Horrible, horrible!

Gracey said...

I couldn't agree more - I saw this in Marie Claire yesterday and had a very, very hard time figuring out who in their right mind would carry something like this. It's not even pretty.

Millie from Interrobangs Anonymous said...

Yup, my thoughts exactly. And not because it's a snake -- I really like snakes! -- but it's like a trophy head, only not even a trophy, just a status symbol. Ugh ugh ugh.

Millie from Interrobangs Anonymous said...

To be clear, I'm really, really put off by trophy heads too.

Zuba said...

I haven't actually seen it before your post. I don't like the idea of wearing someone's head on me or my accesorise. just don't get it.what's next? Some animal ears?

metscan said...

For a long time, viewing the " Bg Snobs " was my daily routine. Believe me, there have always been horrible bag. Probably they ( BS ) have already viewed this bag too.
Someone might even buy it, but that someone is not me.

Carolyn said...

That is kinda weird... and the bag itself is not a pretty or stylish shape itself either. Have you seen any bags that you love this season? (not that I'm a seasonal or it-bag shopper myself, but just curious)

Teeny said...

Repulsive. People can be so disgusting.

Anonymous said...

ewwwwwww!
gross

The Waves said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one with serious hate for this bag!

Carolyn, I haven't seen a single bag I like in a long time. I read fashion magazines somewhat actively, but the accessories-front has been looking really poor for a while now: bags, shoes, even jewelry - I'm not seeing anything I like. The last handbag I bought was actually a men's messenger bag!

IrishRedRose said...

Sorry to say I can do you one worse on this, more or less: those disgusting Olson twins have started their own high fashion purse line, and one of the debut pieces is a genuine gator backpack which sells for FORTY thousand dollars. Real dead alligators, sigh. And again, it's not even an attractive design, I mean, no matter what you made it out of it would be homely, unoriginal and overpriced. Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Just crazy, yes.