It's official. I'm completely and utterly obsessed with Gucci's new Soho collection. The hobo restored my faith in Gucci's ability to churn out timeless, lust-inducing bags, but the Boston bag has instantly made it to the top of my must-have list for cruise. It's proof that a simple design can be incredibly powerful and striking when executed correctly. The buttery-soft, sumptuous leather bag is flanked by classic side panels, displaying an unprecedented level of restraint from the typically ostentatious brand. However, it wouldn't be Gucci without the oversized interlocking 'G' logo and tassel zipper fob. Personally, I would have loved the added versatility of a crossbody strap, but the linen lining keeps it light and metal feet will protect the base. This is the perfect casual bag to wear in the crook of your arm and run out the door in effortless style. My only concerns are the empty appearance when it's not packed to capacity, which is impossible because this bag is ginormous, as well as the lack of exterior pockets. However, the overall design and functionality of the interior more than make up for these minor grievances. I adore all of the color variations, but there is a lovely rose hue that you have to see to believe. Purchase at Gucci boutiques for $1395.
My newfound Gucci obsession has me wondering if I need to replace my gas guzzling SUV with the incredibly stylish Fiat 500 by Gucci. This is the first designer car collaboration that I can actually afford, but I'm still not sure how I feel about it. Let's ignore the fact that I would never buy a Fiat because they are notoriously unreliable and they're too small for my taste. Instead, I'd like to discuss the concept, in general. We all love luxury labels, but do we really want them on our car?