Thursday, December 2, 2010

Miscellaneous Purse Panic

Image Credit: New York Times

I was struck by this image a number of months ago when I saw it in a magazine. It is an advertisement for Louis Vuitton showing Gorbachev in a limousine with one of their bags. I found the whole ad a bit odd at the time, but it is definitely thought-provoking advertising. Even at a superficial level, it is a novel idea to use a middle-aged man (let alone a public political figure) to sell designer handbags to women.

It came to mind this evening as I was thinking about my afternoon. I never thought it would come to this, but I had a moment of panic in Starbucks when I couldn't remember exactly where I'd place my purse. (Yes, my mother would have these panics when we were kids and it used to drive me nuts back then!) It was only momentary and the bag was right beside me, but if you ever have this feeling, you'll know it's a terrible one! I'm blaming it all on lack of sleep. 

Though I'm not a crazy designer purse collecting woman, it's amazing how much a part of life a simple leather bag can be. I'd lost mine once at a highway road stop and was pretty much useless for a week as I'd lost my house keys, wallet and phone. I think LV is playing on the importance of their bag by placing it almost as an indispensable companion to an important icon.

I realize this is a bit of a digressive post so I'll end with a music video to complete the wacky ride! I was thinking of "panic" and wanted to share this video which I've always loved and which I just happened to remember tonight for the first time in a while. It kind of cheered me up in a strange way...

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Murder on the Dancefloor

DIY Rating: Numbers cannot express
the value of keeping your purse in sight at all times 
and of avoiding getting murdered at a dance contest!


  1. Hi,
    Thanks for stopping by Monkey Grass Hill. I really like your blog - love the DIY score you have after each post, very unique. I'll be back to see what you're making next :)


  2. Welcome, Julie! Thanks for stopping in!

  3. You can solve the problem by simply putting your purse contents into the diaper bag. Even if you do misplace a diaper bag, people are less likely to steal it for fear of contamination.

  4. Hahaha, be careful doing that! When I went through my stolen stroller saga, one of the big reasons people steal strollers is that ladies leave the diaper bags attached and their wallets in the diaper bag! You're at the store and pick the kid up cause he or she is whining, turn your back and boom, your stroller is gone - mainly so that they can get at your diaper bag!

    Anyway, it would have looked weird bringing a diaper bag to a business meeting :-).


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