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Well, this makes us rethink the meaning of vintage.
Add crazy expensive handbags to the list of things Renaissance man Leonardo Da Vinci designed and never created. An Italian leather goods company has started manufacturing a purse that the artist, sculptor and scientist sketched on a piece of paper over 500 years ago.
Fashionistas around the world shed copious tears upon learning that Luella Bartley would shutter her eponymous label, Luella. The final collection from Spring 2010 featured a signature, dainty quirkiness with floral patterns and delicate detailing. But what stood out the most were the purse accessories: flower-covered balls on tough chains, hanging from buttery-soft leather bags. And now, with only a few easy-to-find tools and a hot glue gun, you can make your own homage to Luella.
Leave it to Judith Lieber – auteur of all things overly ornate, crystal encrusted and Tic-Tac sized — to completely bling out a birdcage and try to pass it off as a legitimate, not to mention expensive, accessory. Of course, the good folks over at Net-a-Porter tried to play down the battiness by pairing it with a demure Chloe dress and Choos. But come on, who else besides the ever bat-tastic Ms. Havisham would consider this pricey bauble? Here’s how we’d style it.