RougeRouge – Trompe L’oeil Bag

What do you see.. a round, happy face? Or perhaps a sad one? Big, doleful eyes, and a pout to rival Monica Bellucci in a print ad for Dolce & Gabbana? Whatever you think you see, you’re probably wrong: these are handbags.

Not just any bags in fact, but bags by Thai luxury brand, Rouge Rouge, owned by Harper’s Bazaar Thailand, chief, Duang Poshyananda, she who could give La Bellucci a moment’s pause herself when it comes to the art of the beautiful pout, with her signature bold red lips and dark eyes.

And not just any Thai luxury bags, but in fact, The Bags That Got Away. Word of advice: never visit a sumptuously appointed department store in Bangkok, or anywhere for that matter, the day after a backpacking expedition round a rugged temple wonderland like Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Don’t do it. The brain has become  addled by dust and sacred sites, and although instinct makes one take a picture, it doesn’t always heed the impulse, the alarm bells, indeed the blaring klaxons telling one to BUY.

Sob.

No matter, gorgeous, finely detailed, Salvador Dali-inspired, Surrealist leather bags: I’ll Be Back!

 Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly.