I was never a big fan of Bottega Veneta, but being a bagaholic, I’m not a complete snob at all (when it comes to bags… hehe). I try to see the beauty in each and every bag. Haha! While I was surfing the internet last night, I stumbled into Bottega Veneta’s latest collection. 🙂
Tomas Maier, Bottega Veneta’s Creative Director, unveiled a limited edition collection designed specifically to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the town of Palm Beach. Marier, being a part-time resident of South Florida, finds this centennial an occasion to celebrate. “Palm Beach is a unique community,” says Maier, “with a remarkable spirit of invention. I moved to Florida from Paris in 1999 and instantly fell in love with the beauty of the city.”
The Palm Beach capsule collection consists of five items, all in gorgeous brilliant Empire Blue. The color instantly caught my attention. Merely staring at it relaxes me. 🙂 The handbag, which exudes that lively and relaxed chic of Palm Beach style, will only be sold in a limited edition of 20. The bag is made from bonded panels of hand-woven intrecciato nappa leather and slightly larger panels of canvas with the edges meticulously fringed by hand. The completed panels are then washed to create a soft, relaxed effect. It also has adjustable handles that attach with metal buckles and a removable canvas pouch. Each tote will be numbered and the occasion inscribed on a sterling silver plate inside the bag.
The rest of the collection is Palm Beach-inspired, as well. Sunglasses are customized, which can be seen in Bottega Veneta’s newest eyewear collection. These unisex, half-body frames are made from black acetate and burnished metal with black lenses, making it look smart and sophisticated. Sleek, slim temples made of translucent acetate reveal the internal metal structure of the side pieces. The frames are finished with Bottega Veneta’s signature metal studs, small photoengraved butterflies, and the words “Palm Beach 100” laser-etched inside the left temple. And to complete the resort-ready set, there’s the zipper-pull wallet made of antique lizard, a shellshaped keychain of the same material, and a lush beach towel.
Now, don’t you just love that, especially the tote??? The Empire Blue color is invigorating! Hehe! Spring/ Summer is here! Ooooh, the color is just so perfect! 😀 As much as I want it, I don’t have the budget for a Bottega handbag just yet. This tote is priced at $2,750! Whoa! I have so much in my must-have bag list that I have to prioritize. LOL! And now, I think Bottega Veneta should be part of it. Geesh, when will my list ever end?! Haha! 😀
*photos and information taken from Bottega Veneta’s website*