Whatever it is I think I see becomes a Prada bag to me

by jennine on May 17, 2008

As much as I’d love to have the $1500 to shell out on a Prada bag, It’s not reality and the one on Etsy is $29.50 has it’s own charm and character.

When shopping, I’m always looking for elements that inspire… Hardly do I look for exact replicas, but for pieces that relate to points of inspiration. Ever since the James Jean post, I’ve been thinking about illustration and apparel. Not in the sense of prints and patterns, but how imagery works on apparel. When I came across this vintage hand-painted dragon bag on Etsy, I instantly thought of the illustrated Prada Fairies bag…

Note the whimsy and the use of gradients…

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susie_bubble May 17, 2008 at 11:52 am

Well..you sold it to me…just snapped it up!

jennine May 17, 2008 at 11:55 am

dang! I was SSOOO close to getting it myself… but…my boyfriend and someone else talked me out of it… well, i know you’ll put it to great use!

Sandra Mendoza-Daly May 17, 2008 at 12:13 pm

This is what I love about vintage clothing. Everything that is beautiful and exciting has already been conceived within the 18th century and half of the 20th century. What is really exciting is too see modern interpretations of fine moments in fashion history.

I have never loved a collection more than I love the Prada spring collection. Art and fashion all rolled up into one.

Great find Jennine! I also reminds me of the beautiful painted bags Lulu Guinness did several years ago-the zodiac ones.

Sabrina May 17, 2008 at 9:34 pm

Wow that sort of looks like tattooed skin.

Fenke May 17, 2008 at 11:30 pm

oh there it is… ;-) i cannot help but think of ed hardy clothing when i see this bag. not good.
and the form just doesn’t do it for me.

jennine May 18, 2008 at 12:22 am

@sandra! oh yes.. or were they the issabella fiore bags? i do remember something like that! but it is lovely.

@sabrina… oh dear, well… it is skin…

@fenke… i see, it’s cool, and i was on the fence too, mostly because of my financial situation but in the end i thought i would do a post about it.

Boutique Mix Fashion May 18, 2008 at 9:39 am

very very cute!!!

WendyB May 18, 2008 at 12:44 pm

Good find, it definitely has the Prada vibe.

New Found Lust May 18, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Wow, very cool style. I love how the leather compliments the colors of the painting!

kristin May 18, 2008 at 6:57 pm

that’s pretty much the best post title ever :)

and a lovely bag as well!

Mer May 19, 2008 at 4:40 am

great find, is so cute!

Pratishtha Durga May 21, 2008 at 11:42 pm

I love the bag. The Prada one, and your sweet discovery too! I am looking for a bag like this for sometime and this looks like a great find. You really know how to grab the pretty things :)

jasmine May 23, 2008 at 5:58 pm

isnt that one of the Anushka bags? make sure you dont pay too much; ive bought mine for 4-600.00.

jasmine May 23, 2008 at 6:00 pm

oh its really 29 dllrs. i guess its not then

looks like ed hardy clothing June 1, 2008 at 1:27 am

this bag looks so close to the ed hardy clothing line design. Maybe designed by Christian Audigier?

hailey June 4, 2008 at 1:58 pm

Oh, I love the etsy bag more!

ryder September 13, 2008 at 4:22 am

well, prada is prada.and i love parad. but that etsy bag shure remmindesme on the prada one.

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