As we are on the topic of little plush creatures, let us examine this:
This is from Steiff, a firm we generally adore. This is a limited edition thank god for small favors, and they have been on sale almost a month, so if the little guy strikes your fancy you may have to hurry to Neiman’s or Bergdorf’s. You were wondering what precisely one receives for their $1500 investment?
• 14.5″H bear with jointed limbs, constructed of the finest alpaca wool.
• A miniature outfit designed in collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld, including black denim jeans, flannel jacket, white shirt, Swarovski® crystal-studded silken tie, leather belt with Swarovski® crystal-studded KL buckle, and tailor-made leather boots.
• Miniature sunglasses in the style Karl Lagerfeld himself wears.
• Special black-and-white gift box with KL and Steiff logos.
And how does Mr. Lagerfeld feel about being immortalized as a Steiff bear? According to W Magazine:
“Lagerfeld calls the Hamburg company’s longevity “incredible,” but he’s hardly surprised the toymaker dialed his number. The designer of Chanel, Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld collections has already been immortalized in a video game and as a lead figurine and plastic toy.”
Of course, there is always a plethora of designers eager to bank your pin money in exchange for providing them with free advertising, in this case D & G, aka Dolce & Gabbana. Here we have the D&G Script Logo sunglasses via eLuxury.
And to wrap things up, a look at something Posh, er, someone who used to be named Posh, Victoria Beckham with husband David Beckham. The couple was promoting their new signature double-fragrance line at Macy’s when the photos were taken a few weeks back.
Naturally you would like a closer look at the thigh-high PVC boots.
The Antonio Berardi boots with very high heels are 5-1/2″ off the ground… except there are no heels. That is the best way we can describe it. The boots would run approximately $5,736 and are available by custom order only. To be fair, we remember reading somewhere that Ms. Beckham actually found the boots to be fairly comfortable, and the lack of the heel is what she felt made them bearable. Regardless of comfort, they make quite a statement…which is the hoped-for outcome of the whole exercise, don’t you think?
We say “G’bye for now!” and leave you with our final items, the Gucci logo bags.
Discreet? Understated? We think not.