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Monday, April 27, 2009

Valentino Studded Petale Rose Tote


The Valentino Studded Petale Rose Tote is a statement piece not for the faint of heart. There are several design hurdles to overcome if we're to appreciate a bag like this. While some might instantly find this design beautiful, others might write it off as a big bag with lots of studs and an even bigger decorative rosette. If I were to play devil's advocate, I'd have to concede that all these design criticisms are true - from a certain point of view. I happen to believe that the "BIG ROSE" is quite lovely. You really must see this bag in person to realize that the "BIG ROSE" is not as cumbersome as it appears. I also like the studded look on this particular design. The studs are not huge and pointy, but are relatively small and rounded in shape. These silver studs compliment the tote's nude color in a way gold studs could never have done. That combination would've "cheapened" the bag's look to the point of ruination. This particular pairing is 'rocker chic' with a soft edge. The style juxtaposition exemplified on the Studded Petale Rose Tote is an emerging trend in handbags, and I love it. Just wait 'till you see the Studded Dior Lady Dior Bag - fabulous!

Measurements: 12 x 15.5 x 7.5

Valentino Studded Petale Rose Tote available for a whopping $4495 via Neiman Marcus

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