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.
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.