Prepare to be dazzled by Alma Gold
You'll need to wear your sunnies or you'll get blinded by this..haha!
I cannot think of a more fitting time to post this bag than this holiday season. This is my third Alma bag, i don't know why i keep getting this style especially since i'm the shoulder bag type of girl..Well i got this sometime in December two Christmases ago. This is one bag that i salivated over for a looong time. I was torn between the silver or gold. But settled on the latter as Mr G said the silver looks like a tin foil bag. I had to wait for a month as LV Raffles in Singapore only carried the silver version and the gold one had to be shipped from another country.
(Pardon the poor quality, was still using my crappy old cam when i took these shots)
I remember the first time i held it, i was so in awe with the color, texture, smell and it's exquisite craftsmanship. There's a kind of indefinable high as i slowly trace my fingers on its smooth embossed logo. What a rare vintage 1983 Merlot bottle is to a wine aficionado is what this bag was to me then...
Huge GM size
The monogram vinyl is so brilliant that it shines even from afar!
It has the typical Alma features:
-integral closure by double zipper
-golden brass pieces
-one inside flat pocket and a phone holder
-studs at the base for bag protection
*this bag is very delicate and prone to scratches that's
why i'm always extra careful when i carry this which is hard
to do coz' i'm naturally a careless person..he he
Exquisitely done embossed logo and fine details
Sadly, as much as i like it i rarely use it. I know it sounds crazy but sometimes i feel embarrassed to carry this. It basically screams for attention, it's just too loud and too much of a bling-bling bag for me. Sometimes i get weird stares when i use this hehe. I really don't know what i was thinking that time. Plus it's not easy to match this bag with just any outfit. It has the tendency to make me look eccentric when not worn the right way. So i find myself using this only during the holidays, parties and "dressier" occasions. Though it looks flashy, it can still be worn casually by wearing jeans, plain white long-sleeves or polo and minimal accessories. It tones the whole "glitzy" effect down.
The last time i visited the LV website another Alma caught my eye, a Monogram Vernis in a beautiful pink blush shade.--Rose Florentine. Sooo pretty! I wish i got that instead *sigh* but i still love my gold bag and i'm in a big bag detox now so no plans of getting a new one in the near future.
Now here's my December haul/treats...
I'll be doing a review of some of these products soon...
A few of the items in my wishlist are now realized but i also had to do some changes coz' some of the items/shades that i want are either out of stock or not available locally like the YSL lippies/palette, Chanel Rose Petal blush and Bobbi Brown Mini Bright lights palette. :-( But i finally got my very own UD NYC palette already! yohoo!
Thanks for visiting again sweeties
Hope you're enjoying the holidays:-)