What, this old thing Christina Hendricks accessorises tattered denim shirt with 15,000 handbag
17:35 GMT, 22 August 2012
With her impossible curves, full lips and alabaster skin, Christina Hendricks is the flame-haired star of Mad Men that men want to be with and women want to be.
And today, the voluptuous actress gave her fans another reason to covet her assets as she stepped out carrying a highly desirable handbag costing a staggering 15,000 ($23,980).
Hendricks, with what looked to be freshly tinted copper locks, accessorised a frayed faded denim shirt and skinny wet-look jeans with the blue two-tone alligator skin handbag by designer Farbod Barsum.
Excessive baggage: Christina Hendricks, seen out shopping in earlier this
week, has dismissed motherhood, claiming she likes her life as it is
Retail therapy: Christina looked chic in black trousers and a denim shirt as she stepped out earlier this week
The bag in question is called the
'Isabella', and is the latest style from the designer who has a boutique
in West Hollywood – which happened to be where Hendricks was shopping
Farbod Barsum specialises in exotic animal skins, and offer two more designs of the Isabella made of American Alligator & African Ostrich.
According to their website, which doesn't list any prices (if you have to ask you can't afford it), the Los Angles based design house is seeking to bring industry back to the U.S. by working with American merchants and manufacturers.
And although the animal skin accessories won't be getting the thumbs up from PETA the designer insists that they compliy with all industry requirements, and they also donate a chunk of each sale price to an Autism charity.
Barsum says: 'Our handbags boast the
softest and most supple of skins. The sources of our materials are
sustainably harvested and farmed. All of our skins are registered with
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department and meet strict compliance with
the international requirements of CITES.
worked meticulously to find a pool of talented craftsmen that were
skilled enough to work on this level of design as well as the challenges
of working with these materials.
'The result is handcrafted wearable art that is sought after by celebrities and international royalty.'
The Isabella bag is available in three colour ways and also in African ostrich skin
The 15,000 bag features on the design house's home page modelled by a pouting brunette … we think it looks better on Christina
Christina Hendricks might not be international royalty but she is definitely celebrity royalty and the sheer cost of the bag, the overt manner in which she is displaying the arm candy, and the fact that it deviates from Hendricks' normal style, have led to some online commentators suggesting that she was either gifted the bag, or even received payment for carrying it.
It would not be unusual, brands in Hollywood often gift or lend product to influential celebrities in the hope that will be photographed wearing it.
Farbod Barsum circulated a press release with details of the bag within hours of her being snapped.
And the designer tweeted saying: 'Christina Hendricks looking fabulous carrying her FARBOD BARSUM Isabella in black and silver alligator!'
Shame then that he only has 39 followers, let's hope Christina gets the 15,000 bag a bit more attention.
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