"Like poetry, fashion does not state anything. It merely suggests."-Karl Lagerfeld

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Is that a gun in your hanbag...?

                                      Ever see the movie "The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag"?

No? I don't doubt it. This was one of my Nana's favorite movies, and one of the only ones that was remotely kid friendly at her house. I was the first grandchild of many to come, but this film kept me entertained enough. Its roughly about a mousy librarian who is ignored by most people, including her husband. A murder takes place and she finds the murder weapon. She takes the blame for the murder and she begins (with the help of a hooker with a heart of gold) to have self confidence and gets attention from everyone.
The reason I brought up this movie was because I found these purses and immediately this movie came to mind.
They also have somewhat have an early 007 look to them.

I think they are pretty cool looking, taking something that is the epitome of feminine and mixing it with cold steel and violence. I feel like the artist captured somewhat of the theme
"The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag".  Taking the societal standard quiet well behaved woman on the outside with a daring, intimidating and possibly violent nature on the inside. Say what you will about gun control, this is not what this blog is about. I always appreciate any fashion that goes beyond mere functionality and how trendy something is, but fashion that says something, that is truly artistic.
To see more of German artist Ted Noten's work click here.

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