Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Good bye to 2009 colors! (Part 1 Pre-Spring)

As we welcome in the 2010 pre-spring colors, it's time for us to bid farewell to the 2009 colors. Have I done any damage for this season? Yes! But I've only purchased small accessories. Whew, sorta..

The color list:


  • Anthracite
  • Charbon
  • Framboise
  • Mandarin
  • Sanguine
  • Automne
  • Praline
Main Collection:
  • Granny
  • Officier
  • Maldives
  • Bleu Layette
  • Ciel
  • Pommier
  • Galet
  • Tempete
  • Raisin
  • Chataigne
  • Poupre
  • Bubblegum

Anthracite: Bal knows that a charcoal gray is a staple in everyone's wardrobe, so they have been releasing "anthracite" for the third year in the row. For people who prefer a bag that is not jet black, but still on the dark neutral side with a bit of "softness" to the color, then this was the "it" bag for them. This year it has been a hit where the agneau leather was nice and thick almost resembling 2007 chevre leather.

Charbon: A very dark brown (almost black) that definitely is a descendant of 2007's cafe brown. It is a wonderful coffee brown neutral that has been most popular with classic hardware.

Framboise: This is my most favorite color this season. It is a true reminder of 2004's rose. It is a lighter pink with coral undertones. I did have this color in a giant day with silver hardware, but ended up selling it because I thought it was too much pink on such a big bag. I did end up purchasing 2 more accessories in this color not too long ago. The leather on the framboise bags were nice, but I have to admit that the accessories were a bit on the dry side. My coin purses and the cell phone charm definitely needed some moisturizing.

Mandarin: A really fun pop of orange that looks so adorable on a coin purse with silver hardware. Although I did not purchase anything mandarin, I wish I got a coin purse! It is definitely a fun pop of color in your bag. It reminds me of orange soda!

Sanguine: I did not have much interest in this color but I know others loved it! Its color is a true blood red, and it looked best with classic hardware in my opinion. This color came out beautifully on some bags but some I've noticed had a splotchy uneven dye, but it could have been just that particular bag.

Automne: This hue is a beautiful rich, medium brown. This color does achieve the vintage boho look on a bag.

Praline: A very light beige that looks like french vanilla almost. I did not consider this color at all because it was too light for me because I was afraid of staining/dirtying. Well I eat those words now since I just recently purchased a ivory twiggy (which is also the banner of my blog).

Stay Tuned for Part 2!