Monday, 9 April 2012

Miu miu v Balenciaga!

Yes, the Miu Miu Bow has always been my designer bag crush.
Image from Google Search
So cute!

It is  so pretty but with just enough hardware to keep it classy and of course, Mum, look at the size, it is practical too . . .
Is it any wonder, I was a tad green as I read the exciting Miu Miu posts from Laura and Amelia a while back?!

However, I've got to say that recently the Balenciaga City has been catching my eye almost as much as the gorgeous Miu Miu. Obviously, the avid blog reader  I am, I have always appreciated just how photogenic the Balanciaga is and how it can work with (rather then over or against) any look.

The rectangular shape of the bag is quite discreet which is fine with me because as much as I love fashion, I'm not one to do 'in yer face' which is why I really, really quite like the Balenciaga. The tassel detail and hardware lend some real contrast to the inconspicuous shape of the bag and seem to lend it some 'cool'. I guess, in that way, it reminds me of my beloved Focco and it's studs so maybe a not so ickle 'investment' in a Balenciaga could be deemed as the natural step up the bag ladder . . !

In which case, I would now need to choose a colour. At the moment, my top three options are . . .
Image from Balenciaga

Black, classic!
And just how cool did she look hanging on the shoulder in Claire's Vlog?!

Image from Balenciaga

Bleu Cobalt, haven't I said blue is the new black?!
Image from Balenciaga

And Rose Bruyere, gorgeous and new!!

Which bag do you prefer, the Bow or the City? Do you stick to certain colours when buying bags?
What bag do you cherish or covert? What bag is your ultimate?

I hope you all had a fabulous Easter.



Ess-Jay24 said...

This is my dilemma, if i had the money which to choose Miu Miu or Balenciaga and then there's the style...
I like the cobalt blue colour of the Balenciaga although black is classic! I'm no help haha.

Essjay23x said...

Hee hee, I know. Surely this is THE ultimate girl dilemma, the Miu Miu or the Balenciaga . . ! ;)
I've been thinking about it a lot today and must have changed my mind fifty times over today!
Thanks for the comment, Steph x

Rachel said...

I love it such a lovely design and the blue colour is gorgeous.

Essjay23x said...

I know and isn't it so?!
Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comment. :)

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Essjay23x said...

Thank you both! x x :)

C.S.I Beauty Blog said...

I love the Balenciaga, I think if you're going for such a special bag get a colour! I love the brightness of the blue but the pink is so cute


Essjay23x said...

@CSI Beauty Blog
There is no doubt, is there?! The Balenciaga is absolutely gorgeous!!
Too many beautiful bags in the world . . . x

Tali said...

I think if I had the choice Id like the balenciaga city in some of the miumiu colors. Lol I'm not really in love with their current color selection! xx

Essjay23x said...


The best of both worlds, nice answer. No surprise there, I envy your bag collection BIG time.

The Balenciaga City colour choices do seem a little toned down compared to the summery colours, Papaya and Peony Pinks etc that some of the Miu Miu styles come in at the moment. They instantly bring to my mind sunshine, yachts and wine. Not that I get to see much of any of them.

I do still really like the Balenciaga City in Black though. I've admired yours a few times and Claire's looked so 'cool' hanging from her arm in her vlog.

Thanks for your comment, Tali. I can't wait to see what handbag you pick up next!!;)

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