Saturday, 22 October 2011

Papa's got a brand new bag.


What a great song Mr Brown, I especially like Peter Cook and Dudley Moore's version, Mama's got a brand new bag by 'Bo Duddley'. I might try and load it on to here.
This photo is of my bag, one of them, I have quite a few. Something that Mark cannot understand. Women and bags...? men and gadgets? However all my bags come from vide greniers so I feel I am allowed to have a selection, small inexpensive pleasures. This one is from Alet-les-Bains VG, thank you Caroline if you read this. My long term favourite is a small tardis-like object from Oxfam in Ormskirk. Now about five years old it is still going strong despite the once cream suede now being dingy grey-brown. I also have a lot of old shoes, silly shoes with very high heels that I will probably never wear, but again...there is something about shoes, fetish objects. Bags and shoes obviously occupy a large percentage of many female's brain space. One only has to look in Vogue to see about thirty adverts with Kate moss draped over a large crocodile skin bag wearing very little other than...well nothing really, except a lot of mascara. This is serious accessory madness however, bags anonymous. Bags to show that you have more money than sense, shoes to be able to walk the tarmac from the taxi to the makeup hall in Harrods.
I looked up the ten most expensive bags in the world. The top one is...please sit down, if you are not already, or find a sick bag.
The Hermes Birking bag created by Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka at $1.9 million.
WHAT?
Well it is made of platinum, and has over 2,000 diamonds on it.
Why, what possible use could it be, one would be mugged within twenty seconds of leaving the house, but I suppose you would have your matching diamond incrusted body guard with you. The world is a sick place indeed. By the way the number 10 bag was a snip at £38,000, or a tad more if you wanted it made of chinchilla skin. Urrg, think I need to go and lie down for a bit and analyze why I need a bag at all, or at least why more than one.

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