It's one thing to have a hit 'song', okay maybe more than one, but still, does that explain and justify 'the' Marc Jacobs devoting a bag in her honour. The Stam bag in honour of Jessica Stam, I could kind of understand because nobody can deny that she is gorgeous and a great model, but Rihanna. I must confess that I am a Rihanna fan but I'm still not sure about this. What do you think? It seems like a trend in a series of suprising decisions for the designer, after last week relasing the pictures of his spring/summer campaign sported by the complete fashion whore that we call 'Posh'.
At first glance this new spring bag doesn’t resemble any other by designer Marc Jacobs. It doesn’t share any similar characteristic features that can be found when compared to one of its close relative lines – such as the signature chunky chain straps, quilted detailing, the iconic push-lock closure, etc. Nope, this bag is on it’s own. It’s a completely new style by the designer. I think it is in many ways a good move for the designer. The Marc Jacobs Rihanna bag is designed with a spacious interior (15.5″x 11.5″x 7.75″), a large easy-access twist-lock closure front flap pocket and features aged silver metal hardware, rolled leather half circle double handles, an extra 17” drop detachable thin chain link shoulder strap, the Marc Jacobs mini signature plaque on one side and a brown twill lining.
Although I loved the Stam, the style was getting rather dated and I suddenly turned off it when I saw secondary school girls wearing fake rips offs on the school bus. It's far less showy and more on the sophisticated side. Ahhh...if only I had £1,300 to spare......
What do you guys think of it?