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A Belated Baguette Birthday

Uncle Karl’s Vision

They say man cannot live on bread alone but we tend to disagree…  As little girls, we grew up on French baguettes in Belgium (and waffles, too) and now, as adults, we’re into Fendi’s fashion version (after all, calories do count these days!) which celebrated it fifteenth birthday last month.  This iconic purse was honored all over the world with celebrity-filled parties, a sketch by Karl Lagerfeld and even a book.

Baguette Specchietti – Spring / Summer 1999

Baguette Jeans – Spring / Summer 2000

Over the years, Fendi has designed over 1,000 different styles and has partnered with many artists to create one-of-a-kind designs.

Baguette Yasuko Kuramoto

For the fall season, Fendi has re-issued some of it’s bestselling baguettes so we’ll definitely be looking into one of these…

Baguette Zucca – Spring / Summer 2000

The Baguette Book

and decorating our coffee table with the book.  Tanti aguri!

P.S.  To see more of theses beauties, click here!

Photos via Fendi


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  • Reply Teresa @ Splendid Sass August 22, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Such a lovely post! I love all forms here. Fendi is one of my favorite lines, so I am game.
    Have a great day!

  • Reply Donna with A Designer's Perspective August 22, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Those are some great baguettes! And the book would be a great gift!

  • Reply Jeanne McKay Hartmann August 22, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Love Karl’s illustration! Thank goodness there are baguettes out there with no carbs! XO

  • Reply designchic August 22, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Love the illustration and any baguette that’s calorie free, I’m a fan – though I must admit – love one chock full of calories on occasion, too!

  • Reply Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita August 22, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Love! So many fun choices! I know somewhere at the back of my closet is a fendi from the late 90’s. Is it time to bring it out again?

  • Reply Barbara@HausDesign August 22, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I agree – a calorie free baguette would make me look BETTER not worse. :)

  • Reply pretty pink tulips August 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I have a brown sequined baguette I bought at the Fendi store when it was on 5th Ave….back in 1999. We were living in San Fran and looking for places in NYC, as hubbie was being transferred. This is back when I earned a real income and had few responsibilities. It remains one of my all time favorite bags and I’ll be sporting it this fall in honor of its special birthday!!

    xoxo E

  • Reply l o v e l y t h i n g s August 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I love that illustration of the baguette bags.

  • Reply Hamptontoes August 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Hilarious! Baguettes without calories! Such a simple, stylish handbag. I wish I could go back in time and be one of your friends who got to visit your castle for playdates! Adore you gals. xoxo,Lisa

  • Reply Ridgely's Radar August 23, 2012 at 9:28 am

    You are NOT going to believe this.. but I own the jeans one (2nd from top) – I am so glad to know I have a classic! I may need to re-blog this! xx Ridgely

  • Reply stitchfork August 23, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    If man cannot live by bread alone, then same should be said for women and baguettes!
    xo Cathy

  • Reply Haus and Home August 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I didn’t realize they were only 15 yrs old! I always loved the fun ones! I have yet to get a Fendi baguette!

  • Reply Quintessence August 31, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Such classics! I love your non-caloric alternative!

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