...here with Japanese written on with a Sharpie pen...
...and here with sharp sharp spikes studded into the leather. Actually it is the studded look which I would love to create, in a soft, slouchy black leather bag. The problem is, I just can't find the right bag. Which is where my temptation to MAKE my OWN comes in. I feel a bit wild just thinking about it.
The geniuses at London College of Fashion make it look all too easy in this handy video: http://www.fashion.arts.ac.uk/31532.htm
My next hurdle: where to buy the leather?! I have looked on ebay and a million fabric shops online, and they only seem to sell leatherette, which is essentially just a step up from PVC.
Once i've jumped that hurdle, I plan to follow this step-by-step guide to stud my bag to within an inch of its life: http://fashiontribes.typepad.com/fashion/2009/10/stud-it-fringe-it-biker-babe-it-heres-how.html
For now, I will just continue to lust after these ready-made beauties:
1. Alexander Wang Rocco
3. Miu Miu
4. Lanvin Ketu Sac