New objects of lust…

Guess what landed up in my inbox today to brighten a dull morning, and cause much mopping of drool dribbling down chin? These wonderful bags. And since I am such a nice girl, I am going to share them with you, for you to drool over too.


All from Bulgari. Since I am never going to be able to afford them unless they are being thrown away at sales with throw away prices (which will still have me counting out my small change, and checking with teeth in case any coins are not the real thing, but given the ridiculous thin metal junk that masquerades as official currency these days, its really hard to tell, and even cavitied teeth bitten delicately leave dents), the best I can do is ogle from afar. Like the street urchin staring into the delicatessen, nose pressed against the glass. Though that too would be tough given the dimensions of said nose which meant to be a proboscis and probably was what gave Rushdie inspiration for Saleem Sinai. Anyway. Digressions to one side. Here they are. And keep the drool mops handy.


1910 collection handbag in canvas chevron and beige calf leather

1910 collection handbag in canvas chevron and beige calf leather

And here go the cut pasted descriptions from the press release:

In the 1910 Collection the old art nouveau style advertising sign at the historic store on Via dei Condotti in Rome appears to be printed in contrast not only on leather but also on oiled linen and cotton canvas assembled with a chevron motif , the emblematic design formed by the continuous angular parentheses that recurin Bulgari tradition and that can be found in sketches and precious evening handbags from the early 1950’s. Trimmings and handles are made from calfskin and offered in three different colours: black, plum, and beige. This line also includes a model where the handle represents the ideal extension of  the handbag,which is realized in an appropriately circular form. This model is embellished with a rich grip realised in two different tones of gold engraved with the name “S. Bulgari”.


The Bvlgari anniversary collection handbag in printed canvas in chevron blue and opal calf leather

The Bvlgari anniversary collection handbag in printed canvas in chevron blue and opal calf leather

Chestnut calf leather handbag with bi coloured gold rigid handle

Chestnut calf leather handbag with bi coloured gold rigid handle

Leoni yellow nappa plisse bag

Leoni yellow nappa plisse bag

And this is the rest of the gyaan, again cut pasted from the press release for those from you who like to read the fine print.
In the Leoni line,the seal with facing leonine potomes is rendered in pale, antiqued gold and used as a sophisticated decorative device on the handle fasteners .These models are available in different colours and materials:cherry and mud – coloured calf skin ,in jade green and yellow pleated nappa leather, and mauve and hazel nut python. Soft  skins with seductive forms are the distinctive elements of the Doppio Tondo line,where the two super imposed rings engraved with the double logo BVLGARI BVLGARI become precious fasteners for handbags in pearly napa leather, blanketed with a thin veil of luminescence that exalts its soft touch. A pale iridescence is also found in the Twistline ,where folds and pleats are brightened by soft highlights in an intriguing play of chiaroscuro below the pair of medallions bearing the BVLGARI BVLGARI decorative motif and
offered in a new,wider version .The Twist model is also stylistically  reinterpreted in the Twist String version, where the medallions are replaced by a pair of knotted laces that create leather undulations and ruffles in
purses with a bizarre and intriguing egg shape.
Which one would you choose, if you could? I’m torn between the first 1910 collection and the Chestnut calf leather. Yup. I’m predictable and a lover of all things brown and tan. Except mine skin in said avatar.

About Kiran Manral

Kiran Manral published her first book, The Reluctant Detective in 2011. Since then, she has published eight books across genres till date. Her books include romance and chicklit with Once Upon A Crush (2014), All Aboard (2015), Saving Maya (2017); horror with The Face at the Window (2016) and nonfiction with Karmic Kids (2015), A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up (2016) and True Love Stories (2017). Her short stories have been published on Juggernaut, in magazines like Verve and Cosmopolitan, and have been part of anthologies like Chicken Soup for the Soul, Have a Safe Journey (2017) and Boo (2017). Her articles and columns have appeared in the Times of India, Tehelka, DNA, Yowoto, Shethepeople, New Woman, Femina, Verve, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Conde Nast Traveller, DB Post, The Telegraph, the Asian Age, iDiva, TheDailyO and more. She was shortlisted for the Femina Women Awards 2017 for Literary Contribution. She is a TEDx speaker and a mentor with Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2017.
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10 Responses to New objects of lust…

  1. Serendipity says:

    Chestnut calf leather anyday 🙂

    its stylish, and subtle! Im such a bag lover, have a separate cupboard for bags :S


  2. D says:

    Nothing quite like the 1910 canvas chevron bag for me!


  3. S says:

    Prices pretty please !!


    For me, it’s a close tie between #1 and #3


  4. The chestnut calf leather for sure. It’s absolutely eye catching.


  5. Shilpa says:

    Actually I like neither but if I had to choose it would be the chestnut calf thingie. I might actually be the wrong person to even read this post. Bring me my huge black or brows leather bag and I am good to go!


  6. ranj says:

    chestnut calf leather I would say …very chic and stylish..


  7. Kiran Manral says:

    Serendipity: Lucky you, a seperate cupboard for your bags….I take over the storage beneath the bed, behind the mirror, the husband’s shoe shelves (from which the shoes are chucked out of course, to the shoe cabinet) in the wardrobe, for my bags.

    D: Me too. The chestnut calf is well, I can get these knockoffs on Linking road. But the Chevron is a definitive in your face bag. Carry it, and doesnt matter what you’re wearing.

    S: You think I’d dare ask!!! Let me enjoy the moment.

    Shilpa: Ah, someone who is sensible and practical and all the things I am not!!!

    Gentlewhisperers, Ranj: True. And will go with most outfits.


  8. mandira says:

    if i were to choose btw the available options(even though i cant afford any of them ever) i’d go for the first two…


  9. I need a separate and invisible room for my bags so husband does not find out how many I own. My vote is for the yellow one – yup, the boho in me is alive and kicking – but I also love the chestnut with rigid handle. By the way, do you read Bagsnob?


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