Balenciaga Giant 12 Velo: The most practical bag you will ever own.Tuesday, June 24, 2014
I found the most practical bag ever. When I buy bags, I always opt for any color except black. I thought black always looked formal or too drab so I would always choose bags with color. But when hubby surprised me with a new bag, I was surprised how I end up using it everyday for the past week, with no desire or urge to choose anything else.
I asked hubby why he chose to give me a black bag, he said that it looks very classic and goes with anything you wear. So ladies, if you are looking to buy your first designer bag, I would definitely recommend the Balenciaga Giant 12 Velo Gold.
|Balenciaga Giant 12 Velo Gold, $2,330|
My good friend and fashion designer Kate Torralba bought this bag in one of her European Tours, and she reserved this bag for me keeping me in mind when she bought it. She thought it would suit me well. So when I went to visit Kate and her baby Daisy in her apartment, and look at some of the bags she was selling and some pre-loved ones -she showed me this Balenciaga and true enough, hubby thought it was so "me".
The second time I saw the Velo was from Martha Sta. Barbara (thebeautyjunkee.blogspot.com), I thought it looked so nice and classy but I never imagined I can pull off something like that. I was always on the colored handbag kinda gal. Except for my Pandora which was black too but that one was an exception because I used it for travel.
When we left Kate and Daisy's condo, with my new bag in tow, I found that any outfit that I threw on myself then on looked dressed up because of the bag. I fell in love with it instantly! Even when I wore my cheap batik kaftan from Landmark looked like it was from Josie Natori in Rustan's. Hahaha!
I am loving the classic double zip of this bag which is a staple in Balenciaga bags. Top notch, high quality stitching and top grade 100% calfskin leather, this is an art piece.
I guess the only problemm about this bag is that it's really a handbag. You can only carry it with your hands, or hooking it at the crook of your arm. The handles aren't long enough to sling on your shoulder. Well, except for the long sling which you can use to carry the bag on your shoulder.
If you have small arms and a small frame, then you can probably swing it on your shoulder like what my sister does.
This is currently my favorite bag, and very happy with it!
|At Kate's house with Daisy in my arms, shopping for a new bag.|
Thank you to my hubby Raul for this fabulous, unforgettable gift for his birthday! He loves to spoil me rotten. I'm one lucky duck.