Céline SS13 Micro Luggage in Natural Python, Black Calfskin, and Suede Wings
I must admit that I did not believe in the hype of the Luggage line a year ago when my initial interest in Céline began. Nonetheless, my curiosity continued to grow. Hype, trend, or eventual classic? Only time will tell. I finally thought to myself that I might as well buy a Luggage to see what the fuss is all about, especially if I’m still interested in it after a year. I was initially yearning for a tricolored bag, in the Micro size, but after contacting *the world* no one had anything that stunned me. I thought I’d go for a particular color variation this season in the blue/black/white combo, but that was also sold out. I had my mind set on the Micro size, which also limited my selection of colors and patterns, as this size is a boutique exclusive.
Finally, my SA introduced me to the python collection after I kept nagging her for all these bags that she didn’t have in stock. Even though at first the prices had shocked me, my ears perked up right from the first bag that she had described to me… Rare? Go on… Newest in stock? Ok… Boutique exclusive? Very interesting… And of course after she sent me the pic, I knew this was THE ONE!!! The One that I waited for a year! The One that made my heart palpitate! The One that is still relatively safe and conservative but still got a kick of awesomeness ! Without further adieu, here’s the reveal
So what is there exactly to love about the Céline Luggage line? Is it the infamous “wings” created by its creative director, Phoebe Philo, who started this cascading trend of flared sides across the handbag world? Or is it the pure celebrity factor that seems to have this bag donning the arms of even Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey?? Or maybe the fact that Céline refuses to go global via internet, hyping up their exclusivity to high end luxury departments or their boutiques only?? Or simply its fine craftsmanship of pure 100% luscious leather made from la crème de la crème of materials??? Even my Chanel Reissue 226 was not leather-lined, but rather some polyester or cotton fabric that I no longer remember… Recall that I am seriously *irked* by designer handbags that are not leather lined… I mean for 2000$+++ leather should be used by default, but most brands seem to be skimping on the details and try to save cost from the inside… *cough* Louis Vuitton *cough*cough*
Whatever the reason(s) for how successful Céline’s Luggage line has become, I adore my new bag. She is a darling, classy, elegant, and very sophisticated. Her skin is baby-soft, especially on the inside that I’m afraid to scratch up. For this reason, I’ve gone to order a couple of purse organizers (which I usually do not use) to keep her clean and pristine. I wore her the first time and received so many compliments from sales associates and other shoppers. She definitely caused some stir at the Céline counter in Neiman Marcus that unfortunately does not carry the Micro size, nor this particular color/pattern combination. In the end, she is so worth the wait, the hunt, the anxiety, and all the troubles that she’s given me to acquire her!!!
Silk blouse – Vince
Leather pants – J Brand
Python belt – Club Monaco
Python heels – Christian Louboutin
Chinese jadeite bangle
Some of my favorite pictures of celebrities in Céline:
One of my favorite actresses is Lucy Liu. I always think of her as the ultimate Asian warrior princess – feisty, chic, smart, and she’s got that kung fu power!!! lol Loved her in Charlie’s Angels and Kill Bill. Anyhow, Lucy Liu was the first person to entice me to the world of Céline with that gorgeous stamped croc Trapèze.
Sorry, I just had to dedicate a few pix to Lucy Liu as O’Ren Ishii! She was amazing, loved those cat-eye looks, her cocky attitude, but too bad they had to kill her off so early.
Another two celebs whom I respect highly. Who else to carry this designer’s bags other than the very elegant, talented, platinum selling artist Céline Dion? Seen here in a Jil Sander coat, Céline Phantom and shoes. Kate Walsh also carries a Trapèze and walking effortlessly down the hustle and bustle of life. I love her in Private Practice!!!
Last but not least, the person whom I think wears the Luggage the best amongst all celebs is Nicole Richie. She’s got the edge… the sunnies… and the Rick Owens biker jacket that amps up the coolness factor! Sure, she’s come a long way since her earlier days, but I love her in these pix as she really shows off that casual chicness of the Luggage bag!