Oh great, the clock’s ticking towards 3 a.m. and Megs and I are still up and working. Splendid, it’s sleepy time soon for sure, but ’til then, there is more bag goodness to be shared for Wednesday. One brand we’ve blatantly neglected in the past is Hogan. Shame on us, they appear to have some really swank creations to offer, one of which caught my eye sight a few hours ago (browsing one of the fave online stores, Italian Forzieri).
Now, I have to share with you all that I absolutely hate, I repeat, hate olives. I never liked them to begin with, but then Megs had me participate in the whole “you do this if you love me” game (which I willingly agreed to…idiot) and forced me to munch 7 olives at once. Needless to say, I nearly threw up, swallowing them was perhaps the nastiest food experience I ever had to go through. I bet none of the shows on TV (the ones that make you eat gross sh*t - like Fear Factor) could dish up anything even remotely as disgusting as those olives. To me, olives are poison!
Nonetheless, I really dig the olive shade on the new Hogan Fisarmonica, a small olive suede and leather handbag. Makes me totally forget about the disgust I usually feel when being reminded of olives. The $615 bag is beautifully sculptured into a very feminine form (yum) with its sides embellished by soft gathered suede. I really need to look more into the whole Hogan thing.
Hogan is an Italian brand, famous esp for shoes and bags. I have never liked it particularly, maybe because their styles are not really funky. I saw a Hogan bag on Jessica Simpson some time ago (in the picture she is wearing a 'Scout')
but I think it is quite ordinary, nothing special :(
Btw, I don't like Jessica Simpson as a singer, nor an actress, but she is amazing for bags! She def loves them and she always wears the best of the best. The only one who can compete in this field is Lindsay Lohan!
I have two Hogans -- the original fringed one from a few years ago and one new, smaller fringed one. Guess I love me some fringe! The older one is beige and looks really broken in and hippy-ish. The new one is black with a metallic gunmetal trim.
My issue with Hogan is that, too often, they imprint their logo in BIG LETTERS right on the side of the bag. I like something a bit more discrete myself.
I liked how they used a different swatch of material on the sides. The suede really enhances the entire design. Without that, it would look like an ordinary bag you can grab anywhere. Hogan Fisarmonica...I like the name though. :)