Balenciaga, FASHION, Uncategorized BALENCIAGA FIRST BAG IN ‘PAPEETE’ 2010 12 March 2010

I haven’t bought a Balenciaga bag in AGES.

Well, okay. There was that Balenciaga Arena Saddle satchel bag that I bought back in December, but it was a different design (not the ‘First’ style that I was obsessed with). I do love it because it’s so soft and buttery, but I reaaaalllllyyyy wanted another First bag.

Let me let you in on a little secret. Well, it’s not really a secret if you’re a close friend/family or if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile. I am mildy fanatical about my Balenciaga magenta First that I bought more than 3 years ago. Even though I’ve bought many other Balenciagas since, none come close to my Magenta. There’s something intoxicating about the SMELL of the leather, and the FEEL of it. Sadly, it’s so old and dirty it freaks people out… so now it’s retired for “home use”. Every night, as I sit on the couch and surf the internet and watch TV, Miss Magenta bag sits on my lap and I stroke it and play with the tassels – because it feels and smells so good. I know, I know, I sound completely insane. Don’t laugh!!

Anyway, I decided I wanted a new Balenciaga and this season, they released the ‘papeete’ colour – a stunning soft aqua!!!!! It’s very similiar to Tiffany & Co colours, which was why I was smitten. Took ages to hunt one down but I found one in the USA and got it shipped to me, arriving a mere 3 days later.

I’m in love with the colour and how amazing the bag smells. This is why it’s impossible to fake a Balenciaga. I’ve looked, and nowhere can come close to matching the quality and detail, the smell and feel of an authentic Balenciaga. Unlike other fake bags, even the best Balenciaga fake can be spotted from far away. This is why out of all the luxury brands, I think Balenciaga is one of the brands where it’s worth buying the original. Once you’ve seen, touched and smelled an authentic Balenciaga, you’ll see why! 🙂

It’s not as soft as my Magenta because it hasn’t had years & years of wear & tear, but I massaged it so it’s already quite slouchy. Plus, it’ll keep softening as I use it. I can’t wait for the day it becomes all slouchy and old and used!


Balenciaga ‘papeete’ lambskin First bag (from 2010 collection)

The scrummy backside

Mmm… slouchy….



74 Comments

  • distractedfish posted on March 12, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Ooh! Such a pretty colour!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 12, 2010 at 12:23 pm

      I think it’s my faaavourite Balenciaga colour so far 🙂 Tiffany & Co’s robin egg blue, yay!

      Reply
  • joannako posted on March 12, 2010 at 11:55 am

    goes nicely with your top!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 12, 2010 at 12:23 pm

      Hee true! I just love the bright colour of it 🙂

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 12, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Papeete is a gorgeous color. I have one of the coin purses in it!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 12:47 am

      Awwww that must be so cute!!

      Reply
  • am_klutz posted on March 12, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Suits you very well. I love how you added the burger JC charm 😛

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 12:49 am

      ROFL at least people k now it’s my bag 😉

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on March 12, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    much lovelier colour in real right??

    you are tempting me SO much!! =)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:16 am

      It’s so bright in real life.. love it 🙂

      You def should get one!

      Reply
  • bisoumoi posted on March 12, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    The colour is awesome and lambskin is lush!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:17 am

      I’m with ya, lambskin is yummmmmmm

      Reply
  • cenedrah posted on March 12, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Gorgeousss colour but I’m a bit tired of his particular Balenciaga design of bags. I think perhaps it’s a bit overdone (ie seen everywhere).
    Cute nonetheless!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:21 am

      ?? You mean it’s a popular bag and everyone seems to be carrying the authentic version?

      Or you see so many bad fakes of the authentic around?

      Reply
      • cenedrah posted on March 13, 2010 at 7:36 am

        Not sure about fake or authentic but I simply mean the particular style. It’s a bit over-hyped (I used to like it back in the day too); it’s still nice but you just grow tired of the style. Just my personal opinion though! 😛

        Reply
        • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 2:44 pm

          Ahh for me, I adore it. But I get sick of seeing all the rampant fakes, not actually that many authentic ones in Australia or in Shanghai!

          Reply
          • cenedrah posted on March 14, 2010 at 10:16 am

            Yeah I never understood fake LVs and so on. I’d rather get a non-branded bag than a fake designer bag!

  • samantha_evons posted on March 12, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    woh, i like that burger charm so much! And the tiffany blue, what more can i say?!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:23 am

      It’s such a brilliant combination for me, I think, hee!

      Reply
  • luvluvg posted on March 12, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    I’m in love with that color!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:24 am

      OMG me tooooo… can’t stop staring at it 😛

      Reply
  • l_i_z posted on March 12, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    That looks even more gorgeous in the modelling shots! It is such a beautiful colour!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:25 am

      It matches a whole bunch of my clothes too, hee!

      Reply
  • distractedfish posted on March 12, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Ooh! Such a pretty colour!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 12, 2010 at 12:23 pm

      I think it’s my faaavourite Balenciaga colour so far 🙂 Tiffany & Co’s robin egg blue, yay!

      Reply
  • renew posted on March 12, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Wow that color is fabulous! I think I’m in love.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:25 am

      Maan me too… one of my fave B colours for sure 🙂

      Reply
  • joannako posted on March 12, 2010 at 11:55 am

    goes nicely with your top!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 12, 2010 at 12:23 pm

      Hee true! I just love the bright colour of it 🙂

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 12, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Papeete is a gorgeous color. I have one of the coin purses in it!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 12:47 am

      Awwww that must be so cute!!

      Reply
  • am_klutz posted on March 12, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Suits you very well. I love how you added the burger JC charm 😛

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 12:49 am

      ROFL at least people k now it’s my bag 😉

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on March 12, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    much lovelier colour in real right??

    you are tempting me SO much!! =)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:16 am

      It’s so bright in real life.. love it 🙂

      You def should get one!

      Reply
  • bisoumoi posted on March 12, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    The colour is awesome and lambskin is lush!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:17 am

      I’m with ya, lambskin is yummmmmmm

      Reply
  • cenedrah posted on March 12, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Gorgeousss colour but I’m a bit tired of his particular Balenciaga design of bags. I think perhaps it’s a bit overdone (ie seen everywhere).
    Cute nonetheless!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:21 am

      ?? You mean it’s a popular bag and everyone seems to be carrying the authentic version?

      Or you see so many bad fakes of the authentic around?

      Reply
      • cenedrah posted on March 13, 2010 at 7:36 am

        Not sure about fake or authentic but I simply mean the particular style. It’s a bit over-hyped (I used to like it back in the day too); it’s still nice but you just grow tired of the style. Just my personal opinion though! 😛

        Reply
        • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 2:44 pm

          Ahh for me, I adore it. But I get sick of seeing all the rampant fakes, not actually that many authentic ones in Australia or in Shanghai!

          Reply
          • cenedrah posted on March 14, 2010 at 10:16 am

            Yeah I never understood fake LVs and so on. I’d rather get a non-branded bag than a fake designer bag!

  • samantha_evons posted on March 12, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    woh, i like that burger charm so much! And the tiffany blue, what more can i say?!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:23 am

      It’s such a brilliant combination for me, I think, hee!

      Reply
  • luvluvg posted on March 12, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    I’m in love with that color!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:24 am

      OMG me tooooo… can’t stop staring at it 😛

      Reply
  • l_i_z posted on March 12, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    That looks even more gorgeous in the modelling shots! It is such a beautiful colour!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:25 am

      It matches a whole bunch of my clothes too, hee!

      Reply
  • blueeyezz posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Um. That purse looks so delicious and yummy! 🙂 In a non-food way. You know what I mean! 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 4:28 am

      Yeah i’m with ya! Smooshy and edible 😉

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on March 13, 2010 at 2:30 am

    I like it.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 4:32 am

      lol ya, me too..

      Reply
  • renew posted on March 12, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Wow that color is fabulous! I think I’m in love.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:25 am

      Maan me too… one of my fave B colours for sure 🙂

      Reply
  • blueeyezz posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Um. That purse looks so delicious and yummy! 🙂 In a non-food way. You know what I mean! 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 4:28 am

      Yeah i’m with ya! Smooshy and edible 😉

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on March 13, 2010 at 2:30 am

    I like it.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 13, 2010 at 4:32 am

      lol ya, me too..

      Reply
  • popcorn_feet posted on March 14, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Yes! I love that color and your right – the color of the tiffany boxes! and I must be reading a long time because I do remember the magenta bag! LOL The new bag is wonderful!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 14, 2010 at 2:02 pm

      I think it’s my fave colour out of all 🙂

      Reply
  • popcorn_feet posted on March 14, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Yes! I love that color and your right – the color of the tiffany boxes! and I must be reading a long time because I do remember the magenta bag! LOL The new bag is wonderful!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 14, 2010 at 2:02 pm

      I think it’s my fave colour out of all 🙂

      Reply
  • hotpinkmanolo posted on March 14, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Ugh I’m so jealous. What a beautiful bag!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 15, 2010 at 12:02 am

      I really love the colour! Is it weird I keep staring at it? 😛

      Reply
  • hotpinkmanolo posted on March 14, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Ugh I’m so jealous. What a beautiful bag!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 15, 2010 at 12:02 am

      I really love the colour! Is it weird I keep staring at it? 😛

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 16, 2010 at 12:25 am

    hi

    Where to buy burger chain!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 18, 2010 at 12:42 am

      Re: hi

      Juicy Couture

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 16, 2010 at 12:25 am

    hi

    Where to buy burger chain!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 18, 2010 at 12:42 am

      Re: hi

      Juicy Couture

      Reply
  • j0s1e267 posted on March 17, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    It’s GORGEOUS on you Beverly!!!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 18, 2010 at 12:40 am

      Aww thank you hon! I am in LOVE with the colour…

      Reply
  • j0s1e267 posted on March 17, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    It’s GORGEOUS on you Beverly!!!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 18, 2010 at 12:40 am

      Aww thank you hon! I am in LOVE with the colour…

      Reply

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