Happy (almost) New Year readers!
Planning on wearing a fanny pack with your sequined dress tonight? Is your boy toy picking out a fab murse to wear with his ensemble?
I hope not.
El-Yes your way into 2011 by avoiding these hideous handbags!
Today’s El-No sighting is straight up controversial. It is the most dramatic rose ceremony post ever. I’m going rogue.
Attention all scenesters, trend forward mommas, urban dog owners, and fashion lovers. I have something to tell you that you aren’t going to like.
I think Gucci fanny packs are lame.
Remember that saying: “you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig?” Well you can slap some interlocking Gs on a fanny pack, but it’s still a fanny pack. You are voluntarily putting cargo around your waist and hips. Faddish popularity doesn’t always result in a flattering fit.
The Gucci “belt bag” comes in a variety of styles and price points and is popping up all over the place. The pack is back and I can’t leave the house without seeing one. Please make it stop.
I guess Miss El-No and I have a different approach to the purchase of luxury goods. If I’m going to part with a handful of Benjamins, I hope to end up with a classic piece.
Don’t jump on the trend bandwagon. Chic and traditional, each of these timeless Gucci accessories cost less than the brand’s most expensive belt bag ($690).
Joy Medium Boston Bag with D ring detail for $680
Medium Tote with signature web loop for $595
Belt with Horsebit Buckle for $590
Standard Agenda for $580
Interlocking Ballerina Flat for $495
Quimper Driving Moccasin with Horsebit for $395
Hollywood Mid Heel Slides with Horsebit for $395
Tortoise Shell Medium Round Frame Sunglasses for $245
Besides, fabulous fashions shouldn’t include the word “fanny.”
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* Can't wait for next week! Miss El-No Chicago is on vacay so Chicago stylist Susie Arnold will be taking the reins. I just know that she will bring it on like Donkey Kong. Follow Susie on Twitter @SusieEsterline