The first Monday back from a holiday weekend is so, so cruel. It’s like a little reminder of the immutability of life; no matter what we do, the calendar marches on while we cling to our leftover turkey legs and half-eaten pumpkin pies, trying to extend the avarice a bit longer. It’s Monday now, though, which means that it’s time for gluttony of a different kind. A handbag kind.
To make your return to real life as soft and comfortable as possible, we’ve assembled a gallery of the Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 Skull Clutches, which are always so much fun to look at. They don’t taste like stuffing, admittedly, but you probably don’t need another helping of that anyway. (Seriously, though, pass me that pie. I’ll eat it for breakfast.)
The brand can do a terrific day bag on occasion, though — remember the Novak, in all its angular, tailored, mid century glory? McQueen is returning to this sense for Fall 2012 with the Alexander Mcqueen S/S 2016 Heroine Satchel, however can it be a great bag, or merely a mean one?How you answer that question probably depends mostly on whether or not you enjoy the fold-over flap that surrounds the bag’s front strap attachment. My gut response to it had been contempt; not only does the flap interrupt the line of the grips, but it makes the contents of the bag impossible to get when it’s on your arm. On it’s face, maybe not a great layout move.Then I started to think about other bags with not-dissimilar structural arrangements, such as the Hermes Birkin, which also requires a little maneuvering to start while on the carrier’s arm, even though it doesn’t necessitate total removal such as the Heroine apparently does. While I see women carrying Birkins around New York, however, I generally see them with the flap tucked inside and the top open, not only prepared for functional use but additionally positioned to get a more casual appearance. I could see the Heroine being carried the exact same way — with the top flap tucked, downplaying its somewhat formal look. I am still not entirely convinced, though, as much as I enjoy the multicolored python employed at the top-of-the-line version. What should you think?There are a lot of reasons that I’m a person who writes about handbags instead of someone who designs them, but one of the large ones is that once I think about a bag like the Alexander McQueen Skull Clutch, ” I have no idea how I’d move forward with it. Skull clutches are done in virtually every color, complete, embellishment and subject of which I could imagine, and it seems like we ought to have struck some sort of back corner of creativity by now.