Finally, after weeks of waiting on my Rouge VIF, my SA called me this morning to say that it was here! I got up from bed right away and went str8 to NM to pick it out. OMG, the color was soooo gorgeous. The girls on this forum is right, pictures just do not justify the color enough! I was extremely excited because it was going to be my very first time picking out my very own leather and color variation. Since I only been on BalNY's waitlist, the bag was more often shipped to me from across the states. Anywho, She had 5 for me to select from. One thing I have notice was that, on the more 'thick' leather, the color was a slightly brighter red. The leather that had a 'waxy & Vieny' look, the red was slightly darker. The leather was definately more scrumptious on the brighter red, but at the end, I chose color over the leather. Since there are tricks to get the 04 leather!! hehehe. After my observation, Ive notice that the f/w 06 on my rouge has a little vieny look, but it is definately less vieny then the ones from the colors of s/s 06. I will post pictures soon! Its 12am here! but anywho.. I cant wait to pair this up with my MJ red patent flats! OOHHHHH forgot to mention, I got the Rouge VIF in the city! eheheheheh!! YAYE!!!!!