Fendi Spy Bag

The purse blogs go berserk when young celebrities get snapped carrying the Fendi Spy bag. The consensus among bag obsessives is that this model does not work in the Hillary Duff teen zone. Like, way too old for her! Omigod! But when you see it on the Olson twins, as here in the hands of Mary Kate, it looks good to me. Maybe it is MK’s particular bag-lady, recovering-anorexic, Starbucks-toting, party-gal, college-dropout vibe that makes it all work.

Face it, Ashley, all normal weight and studious and sunny blond and functional, looks her age. Boring. MK has gone on the rock star age acceleration program, a fine, time-tested path to wasted glory.

Fendi Spy Bag

The great thing about this bag is its schlumpy look: supersoft lambskin, pearlized finishes, braided handles and honkin’ hardware. How ’80s is that? You can go hardcore and black ’80s, from $1,035 or all velvet and pearls ($2,995). I love them, even though I seem to remember having bought a lookalike at Pickering Town Centre in my old high school days.

The key, as per a discussion we had in the Globe fashion department this week, has to do with how much ’80s in an outfit is too much ’80s in an outfit. My personality tends to exuberant; clothes are one of the few areas in which I seek balance in my life. I say, yes, there is such a thing as too much ’80s.

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: