For every fashion lover, there's always going to be that bag. You know — the one that you dream of, spend your free time planning outfits around, all the while knowing you could never afford to actually own it. That bag. I have that bag too, of course. OK, I have a lot of those bags. Each one holds a special place in my heart. So when I hear word of a new 'it' bag contest that I get to vote in, I take notice. If you feel the same way, you'll be curious to learn that Vogue.com is holding an 'It' bag election for 2015. Whether you favor Reed Krakoff or Chanel (of course there's a Chanel bag, guys), the choice is up to you. Think of it not only as a silly Internet vote, but also as a bit of good purse juju you've released into the universe in hopes that maybe, just maybe, that same bag will one day be yours. Hey, a girl can dream!
The contest is part of new Vogue.com director Sally Singer's revamp of the entire site, and it's pretty brilliant if you ask me. Phrases like 'It' bag are thrown around left in right in fashion editorial rhetoric, but it's usually kind of meaningless. I mean, who gets to say what's 'It' or not? It's certainly not me. But with Vogue's 'It Bag Election' for 2015... well, it kind of is me, isn't it? And that's pretty cool.
Granted, I still can't afford any of the candidates. Probably ever. Unless I sell internal organs and/or future children on the black market (not yet an option, but I'll let you know), it's just not in the cards for me. But, hey, at least I get in a say in the whole thing. That has to count for something. The selections include pieces from Dior, Gucci, and Fendi, so it's certainly an exclusive bunch. Hey —it's Vogue. What did we expect?
So get out there and make your choice. Your vote counts. You matter. You have a voice in the political spectrum that is the fashion world! Vogue cares what you think! OK, I'm done. OH — and if you're wondering, I voted for the Proenza.
Images: Fendi, Proenza Schouler, Valentino.