Brown VL, anyone??

  1. Hi all
    I was going to place an order for a 32 cm brown VL kelly with gold hardware since I am so IN LOVE with my black one but I know that VL takes color differently than other leathers. Does anyone have any H items in VL in a shade of brown (chocolate ebene or other) that they will be willing to post pictures of?
    thanks!
     
  2. Here's my Ebene Birkin in VL.
     
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  3. Thanks so much for your help evekitti. Your bag is beautiful. I am wondering what the difference between ebene and chocolate is? My SA mentioned chocolate but I have never seen the two colors together. Any ideas anyone? Is chocolate darker or lighter?
     
  4. Sorry, I've never seen chocolate before. I suspect Ebene could be darker. In certain lighting, it looks almost black.
     
  5. I think you are absolutely right! I just looked at the color thread and I saw the chocolate (in every leather except VL!) but it is lighter. It has more orange tones I think whereas the ebene has black tones.
    I think I will go with the ebene. Its beautiful! Evekitti, do you find that VL is a good leather for your birkin? I imagine that it is given that it is so lightweight!
     
  6. Thanks maggiemoo! You're right, Ebene is more ash-brown. Depending on the lighting, the colour changes. My Birkin is a 35 and VL is pretty lightweight. But what I really like about VL is that it's pretty tough. I travel with it frequently, stuff it under my seat in the plane, pass it through the X-ray machines unprotected, even got caught in the rain with it, and so far so good! I'm sure you know all this already since you have a VL too. Among all the textured leather, it's my favourite.
     
  7. I WISH my birkin was VL. I have a 35 cm togo and its such a bear to carry. Very durable but sooooo heavy! I adore my VL black kelly and use her so much more than the birkin now that I have her. Its a shame that I was not "educated" when I bought the birkin. I found the forum after I already had the birkin! I don't think I would ever have bought a togo in 35 knowing what I know now! I love the VL so much-that is why I want another bag in VL. With my lifestyle, I think a kelly is better. A birkin for me is for the weekend, not during the week when I am dressed up for work. That's why I opted for the kelly in brown but if I ever get another birkin, it will also be in VL and I think it will be a 30!
    After seeing your bag in ebene, I am definitely ordering that color. Its beautiful-so rich!! so chic!!
     
  8. BTW, I love your little kitty! I was just thinking what precious faces our little ones have! Maggie would love a little kitty friend!!
     
  9. evekitti and I are twins (minus the hardware - love your gold hw, evekitti! :tup: )

    Don't know if this will help much; ebene VL 35, phw

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  10. OHHHH Katel, now I am confused!! I love your bag as well and the pal. hardware is beautiful!! Choices, choices! I am not sure if I should get the gold or pal!!
     
  11. BTW, the outdoor shots in the sunlight really help to see the color! thanks again
     
  12. Thanks maggiemoo, I hope you'll find yourself an Ebene! I wasn't a fan of brown till I got my Ebene! Now anything in brown catches my eye! There's another brown called Marron Foncé I think. have you seen that one?

    I'm not a big fan of Togo myself. I find the grain a bit too large. And weight is another issue. VL may be lightweight compared to the other leathers but I find my bag heavy overall because I tend to stuff lots of things inside. The bigger my bag, the more nonsense I tend to carry around! Nowadays, I carry my Kelly a lot more than my Birkins.
     
  13. Maggie is such a sweetie too. I love dogs as much as cats. But I lost my Yoyo a few months ago and I would give up all my bags if only I could have him back.
     
  14. I :heart::heart::heart: your bag too Katel! It looks really chic on you!

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  15. I think both are equally beautiful. Will you get to special order your bag? I recently discovered there are brushed palladium and brushed gold hw. They're really really gorgeous!