Since we always read our magazines back to front, the first thing we saw when we opened the new Vogue this weekend, was the $5,500 color-me-mine Fendi. We stared. We were confused. The limited edition baguette comes with a logo embossed box filled with Pantone markers. Why? Because you're supposed to color it in yourself. Some things to think about: 1. A set of 48 Pantone markers costs around $120, and a wooden box maybe $50, which puts the clutch, (made of canvas, mind you), at $5,330. 2. What happens if you screw up? Smudges are inevitable unless you're a pro, but on a designer bag? Can you use white out on a Fendi baguette? What about a Clorox Bleach Pen? 3. Vogue suggests having an artist friend or family member do the honors. Because everyone has an "artist friend," right? Maybe Meredith Melling Burke can call Richard Prince or Rubin Toledo for her Fendi coloring bag, but the only artist we know is an ex boyfriend. 4. We actually bought the white heart bag from Erin Fetherston for Target with the intention of doing just this. When it comes in the mail, (hopefully today!), we're scribbling the lyrics to our favorite Serge Gainsbourg song across the front, and sticking our vintage brooch from Portobello Road on the handle. But we spent $25 on it. If we'd shelled out over five grand, we'd probably just sit and stare at it in fear.
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