Thursday, June 20, 2002

Suffering for Beauty

Last week, Cathy Horyn reported on the success of Tom Ford's Mombasa bag for YSL, one of the most sought after handbags of this season. Editors were reportedly given the trophy by Tom personally, and it has been seen dangling from shoulders of many of the 'best dressed'. Well, there's a flip side to this, giving the term 'suffer for beauty' new meaning.

I recently spotted a Mombasa- clad fashion plate neighbor, who always carries the season's must have bag, and she looked contorted in pain. It seems the bag is not only heavy, but the horn handle, which is primarly what sets it apart, functions as a 'torture' device as it perches on your shoulder blade. Ouch! She claims as soon as she finds a buyer, the bag is history.....

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