SO, it is the middle of Jan and I live in COLD & DREARY Western PA... What was I thinking to order two Spring bags that I probably cannot wear til April/May?? Depression! he he NO sun here, so a LITTLE bit of shopping can help lift my spririts Here are some group pics~~ 07 Vert deau city: my first purchase from AR (thanks KDC for the lead) leather is SUPER-thick!! 08 Magenta Work: my first purchase from BalNY (thanks Kim). I am not gonna lie-the Magenta is veiny, but she was quite thick when I got her and not dry. Better than all the ones I saw at NM. I took a hardcover book and put it inside and then moisturized with AG. The firm pressure on the book seemed to take A LOT of the veiny-ness away-Just call it PEPPERs' moisturizing secret~~! Enough rambling, enjoy!! Here are two in natural light and a few with flash.