July 05, 2008

The Pink Miu Miu Bag

Imagine this lovely white patchwork Miu Miu tote below (left) in the pink of plastic ring bag, and you get what I've been carrying (almost everyday) for almost three weeks now.
It is absolutely the perfect bag for the SS08. It's summery, feminine and fun, with the pink being just light enough that it does not clash with any color I wear. I was getting bored of the standard black and classic prints in my collection. The style is also very casual and big enough for absolutely everything I need- though it gets difficult sometimes to find stuff in this black hole. It also fits on the shoulder just fine! And if you want, they also have a longer side strap. Oh and did I mention that the leather is absolutely DIVINE? Because it is. Like a baby.

The ONLY downside though is the durability. Now I know that this is a trend bag and it will probably not last beyond a season or two anyway (and thus, me using it everyday since I got it to get the most mileage out of it while I can), so durability isn't a top priority. But the durability of this bag is seriously low. After 3 weeks of use, I fear that my bag is turning color. And not even to a color one would expect, like dirty pink or black, but blue. Yes. BLUE. The edges of the patchwork, especially towards the bottom and the bottom of the shoulder straps, are showing serious signs of blueness. I'd show you a picture, but I lost the adapter to my memory card, stupid Sony memory cards........Anyway, I suspect it might be my denim (even though I usually wear black jeans......) and thus it is all my fault. But denim is like my standard daily uniform. What would I wear without my denim? I guess I should try to desperate the two from now on........ though where would I put my bag when I'm sitting down if not on my lap or behind my back? On the floor? And besides, on the first day of wear, it drizzled a bit and I got some rain on the super soft leather and afterwards, there were blue stains on my bag! I was worried I'd gotten some chemicals on my bag while I was walking around (I mean, shouldn't simple water stains just be a shade darker than the pale pink leather?), but then, when it dried and the stain disappeared, so I didn't think much of it. Thinking back now though, MAYBE it is not entirely my denim's fault but also the leather's........... Anyone else having this problem?

Regardless, if you have something similar or plan to get something similar and want to maximize it's lifespan, remember to use it with care. Keep it away from denim, water and humidity. Because it is a MUCH too pretty bag to become weird and blue.

Image Source: Saks

29 Comments:

Anonymous Closet Therapy said...

Very cute! This would look so pretty paired with white/cream t-shirt dresses for a casual day of shopping in Malibu. :)

7/05/2008 6:06 AM  
Blogger * f l u f f * said...

Lovinh the bag!
*m*

7/05/2008 6:39 AM  
Blogger JuliaFuentez said...

it's so cutee:]

7/05/2008 8:35 AM  
Blogger Tina :) said...

I love Miu Miu bags!
My mom just got a patchwork diamond one in a gray & black pallet in Hong Kong in June.
When we were flying back a typhoon struck and water got all in the suitcase and on the bag. And it stayed there. For 16 hours (our flight was delayed).
For some strange reason, there were no water stains or discoloring on it, since the bag was probably soaked for a long period of time.

So far, the bag has not discolored or anything, nor has it changed blue.
Perhaps it is the denim...but I really hope that isn't the case - after all, like you said, there isn't another place to put your bag.

The saleswoman told my mom to try to get off any stains or discoloring on the leather with an eraser - never use leather cleaner, or it will damage the bag.
It sounds quite silly, and I'm not sure if it will work, but maybe you should try erasing it - the bluestains probably wont come off though.

7/05/2008 9:57 AM  
Anonymous marie said...

the bluish grey stains have been a maajor problem for my ivory miu miu coffer bag but i haven't been able to do anything to it for fear of ruining it! Please let us know if you find something that works!

7/05/2008 11:14 AM  
Anonymous Beauty Confessional said...

here is my solution. its definitely the denim. Theres a reason why manufacturers tell you not to wear denim when sitting on light colored leather furniture.

you could try using denatured alcohol on a WHITE old t-shirt wrapped around your hand. Wipe across the area and look at the cloth to see if you are getting a tint coming off- DO NOT SCRUB. you can do this a few times before you have to let the finish cure up again ( you can speed this with a hairdryer on a low setting) Repeat as needed. Afterwards you can use a leather conditioner.

If the stains arent that bad try using baby wipes that also works. (WARNING: they must be baby wipes without alcohol)

I hope this helps!!!
oh and I LOVE your blog

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PS. delete the first post i made ( it has in an error)

7/05/2008 12:26 PM  
Blogger Corinne said...

bag is alright. and you seriously can't wear anything other than jeans?

7/05/2008 12:31 PM  
Anonymous Margaux said...

I LOVE Miu Miu !

7/05/2008 3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is definitely color transfer. Duh. For people writing about fashion, you sure aren't clued up about these things. Like someone else said, there's a couple of things to try: baby wipes, non-acetate nail polish remover, that kind of thing. But next time, pre-treat leathers first with sprays like Apple Guard.

And you don't always have to put the bag on your lap or behind your back. Ever heard of purse hooks?

7/05/2008 5:12 PM  
Anonymous Beauty Confessional said...

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7/05/2008 6:36 PM  
Anonymous Adult DVD said...

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7/06/2008 1:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have been so envious, but I guess it's a good thing I can't afford this disposable one-season bag after all.

8-P

7/06/2008 3:37 AM  
Blogger mkay said...

Have you tried taking the bag to wherever you bought it and asking for care instructions, or possibly a cleaning?

7/06/2008 6:12 AM  
Blogger lizzie said...

hm. love the bag. really cute. but light coloured bags simply aren't that practical i guess since they are easily dirtied and not neccessarily washable.
comment back!

7/06/2008 2:25 PM  
Blogger unnecessary:necessaries said...

I really love the MiuMiu bag in the light colour, but yes, I've become very hesitant of purchasing lighter coloured bags. Ever since I got huge pink stains on my Prada nylon beige bag while wearing a salmon coloured Gap sweatshirt hoodie. I blame it 100% on the sweatshirt, but it was too late...the stains were permanent...boo hoo :(

7/06/2008 4:12 PM  
Blogger alex said...

i love miu miu handbags and i must have the first one. Beautiful

7/06/2008 9:55 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

that makes me so sad that something from such a high-quality manufacturer was so easily ruined :( i would take it to a professional and see what they can do to fix it, and then keep it AWAY from all jeans!

7/07/2008 3:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

like a baby = it probably was a baby

7/07/2008 4:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love miu miu bags! i absolutely love that cut, the bag almost looks white. shopgoldyn.com has some amazing white bags for the summer. white accessories are totally in this summer!

7/09/2008 4:35 AM  
Anonymous weve said...

oh...nice bags!!! i love it ♥♥♥♥♥

7/10/2008 8:32 PM  
Blogger popular.style said...

Miu Miu handbags are the perfect marriage of function and form. Like a classic ballet flat or chic trenchcoat, a Miu Miu handbag is destined to stand the test of time thanks to its ability to adapt to and transform the individual style of each woman who carries it.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just received my pink Miu Miu and it's absolutely gorgeous. I am loving it.
I sent out my bowler Chanel bag to get rid the color transfer and it looks brand new!!
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