Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home

March 09, 2015
Posh, Broke, & Bored - Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton

...and flew home I did, thankfully my home was not on fire. Touch wood. *presses finger to forehead* 

This  statement handbag - nicknamed 'The Ladybird' by mummy and I - is our other piece from the Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton collaboration of Summer 2012 (I blogged about my Neverfull from the same collection, here). Isn't it such a fitting nickname for a playful, almost childlike purse? It brings to my mind all sorts of whimsical imagery - yellow watermelons (yes, they exist!), yellow ladybirds, Minnie Mouse... The thing about cartoonish handbags is, there's a fine line between kitsch and retina-searing hideousness. The Good: Anya Hindmarch's Kelloggs clutches and this yellow tote (naturally). The Bad: I'm not a huge fan of the Fendi Monster handbags. And the downright ugly: Those 'knock off' Hermes Birkin handbags from Korea (you know, the ones that look like a unicorn spit up on them) that all the East Asian socialites carry - just because you can take an iconic shape and 'rework' it by bedazzling it to death doesn't mean you should. 

Then again there's no accounting for taste - a sentiment I'm sure I am often on the receiving end of, judging by the amount of side eye I get when out and about. Am I glad I'm not a fashion blogger. But is getting your boyfriend to kneel down with your camera and snap a thousand shots of you as you cross the street just so you have fodder for your lifestyle blog any better? A question that does not not keep me up at night (or most nights)...thank goodness I was at the back of the queue when the 'shame chip' was being handed out.

Posh Broke Bored - Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton

Hello, I am in your doorway, unabashedly posing for outfit photos. Is this the legacy my generation will be known for? Nice hair, don't care.

Posh, Broke, & Bored - Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton
Posh, Broke, & Bored - Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton

I'll do a proper blog post on this Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton collaboration handbag and show you the updated contents of my arm candy in yet another 'What's In My Handbag' post (can't get enough of those - am I alone in my voyeuristic glee of perusing people's purses?).

In the meanwhile, if you're looking for fashion bloggers who are much better at appropriating public spaces and dazzling places as backdrops for their glorious threads I've got two Singaporean fashion blogs you may enjoy eyeballing - Andrea Chong and Missing Avenue.

Now if you'll excuse me I think I've spied another photogenic home to shamelessly pose in front of. Have a beautiful week, toodles! x

2 comments:

  1. the bag is so unique. It's the type of bags I look at like "It's not my type, but its a type" nice actually x

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  2. Oh my gosh I love the name of the bag. It's so cute! It reminds me of ladybugs. Girl your hair and makeup looks so glam in this set.

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