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Falling in love again – Christian Louboutin’s Farida messenger bag

Last week, I caught up with the lovely Cat from the Christian Louboutin PR team (can we say best job ever?!) over chocolate meringue roulade and tea in Avoca on Suffolk Street – and in between discussions about Christian Louboutin’s …

Wed, Nov 14, 2012, 14:30

   

Last week, I caught up with the lovely Cat from the Christian Louboutin PR team (can we say best job ever?!) over chocolate meringue roulade and tea in Avoca on Suffolk Street – and in between discussions about Christian Louboutin’s plans for Spring / Summer (more on which at a later date!), I got to talking about her bag, the Farida messenger bag.

And by talking about, I mean seriously drooling over. It is one seriously beautiful bag! Cat explained to me how Christian wants to design bags that look good while you’re wearing them, so as well as both front and back being beautiful, he likes to put added details – in this case, on the side of the bag that peeks out under your arm as you carry it. Other handbags in the brand have very embellished straps, so they look almost like jewellery on your shoulder.

This bag is calf leather, and about the right size to carry, well, all of my essentials: Filofax, glasses case, wallet and iPhone. You can also tuck in the strap and carry it as a clutch, which is important – I think versatility is always great, especially when something is expensive. And her comes the bad news: the Farida will set you back €1,095. And Christian Louboutin doesn’t go into sale. Woe!

I’d almost consider saving up for it, although now that I’ve had a good look at what’s coming down the line I may just wait for the new stock to hit the shelves after Christmas. By then, who knows? Perhaps my Prize Bonds will have come good.

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