I know the *insert R word here* is the biggest thing to happen to the western world since global warming but having to read references to it in every newspaper and magazine article I pick up is starting to grate. It’s boring! Inconspicuous consumption may be the new black but it will take me longer than a few months to shake myself out of the ‘I want that’ mindset that’s been ingrained in me ever since, well, birth. So even though I was fortunate enough to be gifted a new LG Netbook for Christmas, it’s not enough, I now need something for the poor darling to wear! I like a shopping challenge so the good thing is this will be something of a project, not simply a matter of walking into Selfridges and slapping down my Mastercard. What I don’t want is a bog standard laptop case. Ew no. I want something chic and sexy and possibly not even designed for the job. (E.G. my Panasonic Lumix lives in a Comme zippy purse not a camera case, it looks better and is a good disguise in places where Cameras Are Not Allowed.)
Enter the Goyard St Marie MM Pouchette ($830 in this month’s US Vogue). I slightly went off Goyard when Vicky Beckham discovered it but the good thing about this is it has double usage – computer case for work, clutch for play. How chiconomic!
[Pic: US Vogue]
30 December, 2008 @ 2:23 pm
Gotta give that LG a happy home, after all.
30 December, 2008 @ 4:04 pm
That would be the world’s nicest laptop cover. Very chic!
Make Do Style
30 December, 2008 @ 7:31 pm
Tres chic! Consumption is necessary – gosh if it isn’t for us girls then who else can save the world by spending! I only wish I could join in.
30 December, 2008 @ 10:14 pm
Well it’s so versatile, that it’s definitely worth it! Two uses in one!
1 January, 2009 @ 6:39 am
Chiconomic?!?!?! Did you just make that word up? If so, you deserve 10 of those laptop thingies. (if not, you still deserve 1)
1 January, 2009 @ 11:36 pm
Consumption is necessary, and now more than ever if we want to handle the crisis and recession… The covers look great. Happy New Year;)
2 January, 2009 @ 12:49 pm
I like your thinking! That’s one of the things I love about netbooks, you have so many more options for how you carry them around – So many laptop bags and cases are … aesthetically lacking!
And they often just advertise the fact you’re carrying a laptop, which you don’t necessarily want people to know.
I can see the netbook has gone to a good home, it may well end up being better dressed than I am!
4 January, 2009 @ 2:10 pm
Yeah, I’m a little tired of articles blaming things on the recession or places using the recession as a marketing ploy. The only thing I find interesting is how brands/companies are using it to their advantage. Like 80% off sales or investment pieces. It’s a new age for marketers/advertisers!
4 January, 2009 @ 10:00 pm
ow my god
the cover looks great
i like it