i never figured myself a Louis girl, as i was never a big fan of the monogram pattern, having logos all over something. when i saw the damier azur pattern though, it really caught my eye. i'd been eyeing the speedy 30 for a while now, and my mom surprised me with it as a very early birthday gift! at the store i saw the brown damier speedy and for a moment was really swayed by it... i liked it a lot more than i thought i would! but in the end, and with the SA's encouragement, i went for my original choice of the azur... i love it! have you girls noticed that the handles start to turn color first, or is it a more uniform, all-over change??