FASHION, Gucci, Uncategorized GUCCI JOLICOEUR TOTE BAG 29 October 2009

So here’s my new Gucci Jolicoeur tote bag! I wanted a big roomy bag, but one that was light. Often, larger style bags are sooo heavy my shoulder hurts after awhile. I liked this one as it’s really light, and really opens up so I can stuff loads of things inside. It slings nicely over my shoulder and is a fabulous everyday bag. I also love how slouchy it is, it collapses/slouches when I put it on the table – which is my pre-requisite whenever I buy a bag, I love all things slouchy and smooshy. Yay!


Gucci Jolicoeur tote

The super-roomy interior

Worn with an Alannah Hill cotton dress
Great ‘big bag’ size on me

Worn with a Chick! tennis dress and Hermes twilly (worn as a bracelet)

A full-length shot

A candid pic that Chris took, of me rummaging around in my bag in the elevator


59 Comments

  • tiffanyx posted on October 29, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Tracked down a library copy of this book, and it seems to be well-worth the reoeamcndmtion. Won’t attempt to summarize my impressions of it.On another note, I watched the video MC linked. That was wonderful. I clicked around the lds.org website, and found another video which served to me as an explanation of why it took so long for me to consider the life and resurrection of Jesus to be a plausible event. The explanation is a bit involved.(Fair warning: I’m writing somewhat under the influence of GK Chesterton, whose writing apparently intoxicates the mind in a similar manner to alcohol. So the below could all be fanciful drivel.)The ‘Earthly Father, Heavenly Father’ video is an extreme example of what makes most of the very best fantasy literature and film work for me. Namely, the best fantasy is unabashedly and unashamedly mundane. In order to depict the otherworldly, it does not invent the purely fantastic and fill the screen with what we do not experience; such a video would convince us of nothing beyond God’s silence. (A “Mormon-ish” video in the ‘purely fantastic’ genre might very well depict something like the creation of the Earth, hurtled together as an unimaginable crash of matter in the orbit of Kolob, then whisked at utterly meaningless speeds to its present location in the galaxy, all in an orgy of CGI effects… impressive, but bearing a very vague and uncertain relation to day-to-day existence. Mainstream Christians can find the same sort of effect by opening one of the fantastic books of prophecy, Ezekiel perhaps or Revelations, and proceeding to read as superficially as possible.) Instead, successful fantasy takes the mundane and shows it to be otherworldly. In this case, we look at a family in rural America with the same eyes that we use to look at one of the households in the mythical depths of the Old Testament — and we get the sense that the family in the video is a part of the same history, not something in an entirely different sphere of being, like we commonly imagine it to be.Performing such a transfiguration for the ‘ordinary American family’ is no mean feat. We are looking at something that is generally derided by modernity as insipid and suburban, derided with such successful intensity that to disdain it is almost a trained reflex on some level for me, merely from exposure to modern attitudes. (“Family is all well and good,” the treacherous reflex whispers, “but certainly my family is not, and will never be quite so insipid…”)I bring Chesterton into this because this is exactly the effect he keeps stressing in his apologetics — he puts forth a strong endorsement, I think, for any depiction that manages to restore the sense that mundane reality is quite as extraordinary as any fairytale.One of my favourite ‘fantasy’ films, ‘Spirited Away’, has a great impact on the viewer precisely because it manages to show mundane things as being part and parcel of an otherworldly reality. The most major and exciting set pieces in it are the ones where the supernatural element exists matter-of-factly in the background, and the place of prominence is taken by something almost embarrassingly mundane, like a rickety staircase. It’s the scenes where the screen is dominated by purely fantastic creatures that feel relatively flat.I would have had grounds to recommend the movie to Chesterton; he might have enjoyed it on the grounds that it lures the viewer into the theatre with promises of strange and wild beings and locations, but then sends him back out into the world, having quite deliberately fostered the impression that there is no experience in the world more mystical and ineffable than boarding a train.(continued in next comment) http://vfeptfqdx.com [url=http://tvguiqbqp.com]tvguiqbqp[/url] [link=http://eiyvyuqs.com]eiyvyuqs[/link]

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    • beverly posted on October 30, 2009 at 7:33 am

      Yes, very! It’s nice and casual and fits a ton 🙂

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  • tiffanyx posted on October 29, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    great everyday bag!!

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    • beverly posted on October 30, 2009 at 7:33 am

      Yes, very! It’s nice and casual and fits a ton 🙂

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  • red_hue posted on October 29, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    That last pic really made me laugh! That’s so me! I buy all these big bags and then curse and swear about them turning into Bermuda triangles… try finding your car keys in one of those while carrying a baby and balancing an umbrella or something equally stupid!

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    • beverly posted on October 30, 2009 at 7:36 am

      Hahah truuue. I use a Purseket so that I don’t lose my stuff into the great abysse!

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  • l_i_z posted on October 29, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    I’m not a fan of Gucci, but that bag is pretty cute 🙂
    Also, I adore your Alannah Hill dress!!

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    • beverly posted on October 30, 2009 at 7:43 am

      I don’t usually go for Gucci either, but I just like how simple this one is – it works for me 🙂

      Hee- thanks! Chris doesnt’ like it cos he reckons it’s too baggy :X

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  • good_lenchik posted on October 29, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I have the same problem like red_hue (you seem to have it too). Finding smth as small as lipbalm or even a mobile is a disaster.
    BTW are u comfortable without a zipper on top? I never feel safe if my bag is open. My fav is my old Pretty Nylon Tate Tote bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs.

    I’m a big Marc Jacobs fan 🙂 Bags only though. Clothes are too artistic wouldn’t wear them.

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    • beverly posted on October 30, 2009 at 7:43 am

      Gorgeous bag! I like Marc Jacobs shoes and bags 🙂

      The open top kinda ‘collapses’ shut cos the bag is soft, so once it’s on my shoulder i’m ok with it without a zip. Only danger is if the bag falls upside down… dohhh

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  • tiffanyx posted on October 29, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    great everyday bag!!

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  • red_hue posted on October 29, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    That last pic really made me laugh! That’s so me! I buy all these big bags and then curse and swear about them turning into Bermuda triangles… try finding your car keys in one of those while carrying a baby and balancing an umbrella or something equally stupid!

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    • beverly posted on October 30, 2009 at 7:36 am

      Hahah truuue. I use a Purseket so that I don’t lose my stuff into the great abysse!

      Reply
  • red_hue posted on October 29, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    That last pic really made me laugh! That’s so me! I buy all these big bags and then curse and swear about them turning into Bermuda triangles… try finding your car keys in one of those while carrying a baby and balancing an umbrella or something equally stupid!

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  • starbucksweetie posted on October 29, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    I like it, but didn’t you just get a big bag – the LV Neverfull? haha.

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    • beverly posted on October 30, 2009 at 7:48 am

      That’s a small bag so totaaalllyyyy different 😉

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  • l_i_z posted on October 29, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    I’m not a fan of Gucci, but that bag is pretty cute 🙂
    Also, I adore your Alannah Hill dress!!

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    • beverly posted on October 30, 2009 at 7:43 am

      I don’t usually go for Gucci either, but I just like how simple this one is – it works for me 🙂

      Hee- thanks! Chris doesnt’ like it cos he reckons it’s too baggy :X

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  • l_i_z posted on October 29, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    I’m not a fan of Gucci, but that bag is pretty cute 🙂
    Also, I adore your Alannah Hill dress!!

    Reply
  • good_lenchik posted on October 29, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I have the same problem like red_hue (you seem to have it too). Finding smth as small as lipbalm or even a mobile is a disaster.
    BTW are u comfortable without a zipper on top? I never feel safe if my bag is open. My fav is my old Pretty Nylon Tate Tote bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs.

    I’m a big Marc Jacobs fan 🙂 Bags only though. Clothes are too artistic wouldn’t wear them.

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    • beverly posted on October 30, 2009 at 7:43 am

      Gorgeous bag! I like Marc Jacobs shoes and bags 🙂

      The open top kinda ‘collapses’ shut cos the bag is soft, so once it’s on my shoulder i’m ok with it without a zip. Only danger is if the bag falls upside down… dohhh

      Reply
  • good_lenchik posted on October 29, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I have the same problem like red_hue (you seem to have it too). Finding smth as small as lipbalm or even a mobile is a disaster.
    BTW are u comfortable without a zipper on top? I never feel safe if my bag is open. My fav is my old Pretty Nylon Tate Tote bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs.

    I’m a big Marc Jacobs fan 🙂 Bags only though. Clothes are too artistic wouldn’t wear them.

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  • jarmboo posted on October 30, 2009 at 1:36 am

    haha! can see all your bag stuffed into a shelf in the picture with the hermes twilly.

    i think you should do a bag post! love love love your collections.

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    • beverly posted on October 30, 2009 at 7:50 am

      I’ve been meaning to do a video blog of my bags… but haven’t gotten round to it! 😛

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  • irene82 posted on October 30, 2009 at 2:11 am

    I love the last picture! Very paparazzi like! HA! We’re the opposite, I don’t really like slouchy bags! I like more structured ones! 🙂 Great choice though! I love Gucci!

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    • beverly posted on October 30, 2009 at 7:51 am

      Heh all I need is to stick my hand out to block the camera, and i’m set 😛

      We’re such bag opposites!

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  • starbucksweetie posted on October 29, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    I like it, but didn’t you just get a big bag – the LV Neverfull? haha.

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    • beverly posted on October 30, 2009 at 7:48 am

      That’s a small bag so totaaalllyyyy different 😉

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on October 29, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    I like it, but didn’t you just get a big bag – the LV Neverfull? haha.

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  • joannako posted on October 30, 2009 at 9:16 am

    great choice! i have the medium with white straps and love it =)

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    • beverly posted on October 30, 2009 at 2:24 pm

      Ohhh yeah that is nice too! Very chic 🙂

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  • jarmboo posted on October 30, 2009 at 1:36 am

    haha! can see all your bag stuffed into a shelf in the picture with the hermes twilly.

    i think you should do a bag post! love love love your collections.

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    • beverly posted on October 30, 2009 at 7:50 am

      I’ve been meaning to do a video blog of my bags… but haven’t gotten round to it! 😛

      Reply
  • jarmboo posted on October 30, 2009 at 1:36 am

    haha! can see all your bag stuffed into a shelf in the picture with the hermes twilly.

    i think you should do a bag post! love love love your collections.

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  • irene82 posted on October 30, 2009 at 2:11 am

    I love the last picture! Very paparazzi like! HA! We’re the opposite, I don’t really like slouchy bags! I like more structured ones! 🙂 Great choice though! I love Gucci!

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    • beverly posted on October 30, 2009 at 7:51 am

      Heh all I need is to stick my hand out to block the camera, and i’m set 😛

      We’re such bag opposites!

      Reply
  • irene82 posted on October 30, 2009 at 2:11 am

    I love the last picture! Very paparazzi like! HA! We’re the opposite, I don’t really like slouchy bags! I like more structured ones! 🙂 Great choice though! I love Gucci!

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  • 8balldecline posted on October 30, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    what about your neverful!

    if you ever sell your miumiu vitello lux bag, let me know.

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    • beverly posted on October 30, 2009 at 2:28 pm

      I’ts soo different cos it’s smaller and totally different shape!
      Hehe k, so far not selling it yet though, I still like it 🙂

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      • 8balldecline posted on October 31, 2009 at 12:02 pm

        oh. looks the same size/shape as my neverfull. i love my neverfull. so roomy and comfy.

        that’s okay, i just thought i’d tell you in advance. haha.

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  • joannako posted on October 30, 2009 at 9:16 am

    great choice! i have the medium with white straps and love it =)

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    • beverly posted on October 30, 2009 at 2:24 pm

      Ohhh yeah that is nice too! Very chic 🙂

      Reply
  • 8balldecline posted on October 30, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    what about your neverful!

    if you ever sell your miumiu vitello lux bag, let me know.

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    • beverly posted on October 30, 2009 at 2:28 pm

      I’ts soo different cos it’s smaller and totally different shape!
      Hehe k, so far not selling it yet though, I still like it 🙂

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      • 8balldecline posted on October 31, 2009 at 12:02 pm

        oh. looks the same size/shape as my neverfull. i love my neverfull. so roomy and comfy.

        that’s okay, i just thought i’d tell you in advance. haha.

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  • hotpinkmanolo posted on November 3, 2009 at 12:14 am

    That bag is amazing. I am soooo jealous!

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 3:02 am

      aww thank you hon!

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      • Anonymous posted on January 8, 2010 at 1:37 am

        Question

        Hi there – can I ask you a question about your bag? I am trying to locate one and I called Gucci and said it has been discontinued. they said, however, that if I had the sku number from inside the bag they could look it up on their system and see if there are any around that are available for purchase. Do you mind telling me what the sku is? Each bag of that style will have the same sku. I love your pictures and I’m dying to buy one of my own. I like big slouchy totes like you.

        Thank you!!!

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  • hotpinkmanolo posted on November 3, 2009 at 12:14 am

    That bag is amazing. I am soooo jealous!

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    • beverly posted on November 3, 2009 at 3:02 am

      aww thank you hon!

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      • Anonymous posted on January 8, 2010 at 1:37 am

        Question

        Hi there – can I ask you a question about your bag? I am trying to locate one and I called Gucci and said it has been discontinued. they said, however, that if I had the sku number from inside the bag they could look it up on their system and see if there are any around that are available for purchase. Do you mind telling me what the sku is? Each bag of that style will have the same sku. I love your pictures and I’m dying to buy one of my own. I like big slouchy totes like you.

        Thank you!!!

        Reply
  • stonefox444 posted on January 8, 2010 at 1:45 am

    your bag – sku

    Hi there – can I ask you a question about your bag? I am trying to locate one and I called Gucci and said it has been discontinued. they said, however, that if I had the sku number from inside the bag they could look it up on their system and see if there are any around that are available for purchase. Do you mind telling me what the sku is? Each bag of that style will have the same sku. I love your pictures and I’m dying to buy one of my own. I like big slouchy totes like you!!

    Thank you!!!

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    • beverly posted on January 8, 2010 at 1:08 pm

      Re: your bag – sku

      Hi hon, sure, the top numbers on the leather tab are
      139260

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  • stonefox444 posted on January 8, 2010 at 1:45 am

    your bag – sku

    Hi there – can I ask you a question about your bag? I am trying to locate one and I called Gucci and said it has been discontinued. they said, however, that if I had the sku number from inside the bag they could look it up on their system and see if there are any around that are available for purchase. Do you mind telling me what the sku is? Each bag of that style will have the same sku. I love your pictures and I’m dying to buy one of my own. I like big slouchy totes like you!!

    Thank you!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 8, 2010 at 1:08 pm

      Re: your bag – sku

      Hi hon, sure, the top numbers on the leather tab are
      139260

      Reply
  • chanel_purses posted on June 26, 2010 at 9:17 am

    what is that

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  • chanel_purses posted on June 26, 2010 at 9:17 am

    what is that

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  • emilia68 posted on August 12, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Beautiful…

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  • emilia68 posted on August 12, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Beautiful…

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