Hello, and welcome to a reference post featuring my soulmate. For the backstory on how this bag came into my life, please see this post.
Today’s reference post is about the hard facts of the bag itself. She’s beauty and she’s grace. Her color at any given moment looks white, ivory, pearly pink, lilac, light purple, flashy iridescent green. The hardware also changes from silver to light gold depending on the angle and lighting. I’ve worn this bag with all different types of outfits, from edgy to boho, preppy to punk. I love it, and it loves me. Those are the facts. Here are the pictures:
I’ve included photos in various different lighting, times of year, situations, etc etc. I even tried to capture the essence of the bag in video. Honestly, none of the photos or videos do her justice. If she was an influencer, she would be one of the rare ones who looks more breathtaking in real life than she does on her Instagram feed.
It is generally agreed that the problem with Identity Politics is that it is an exclusionary politic that does not serve the needs of the working class as it keeps them divided and fighting amongst themselves as opposed to providing a framework for them to unite and engage with collective bargaining with the monied establishment for better conditions.
The other generally agreed issue is that Identity Politics focuses on esoteric pursuits and symbolic battles instead of getting to grips with real world, material and practical issues that the working class face.
However there is ever increasing moaning going on that we are negotiating with, compromising with and accepting right wingers or supporting them on particular issues of material concern. I'm sorry I though we were trying to unite the working class, not just unite the working class that agree with me? I though we were trying to advance working class interests, not just advance working class interests by only advancing causes founded by people with the correct left wing credentials?
If we are honestly trying to create an alternative kind of left wing dialogue and philosophy then what the hell is the point of creating one just as exclusionary, ideology based and dismissive of the working class for thinking wrong as the old one, its just another dead end of smug 'educated' people sitting in a private club congratulating themselves on being correct.
The whole reason right wing people are allowed to post on this sub is because we thought the heavy conformist censorship and echo chamber nature of every 'left wing' community was bullshit, but now people are hoisting up there skirts in shock because right wingers are occasionally saying things that make sense and seem correct, as if they aren't people with a warped outlook that occasional come out with decent ideas but instead are wrong think demons trying to trick us into diluting our ideological purity.
If you don't want to ever admit the opposition has some good ideas or can't be bother to engage with opposition in debate with the risk that you might actually lose then why even keep up the pretense, just lock down the sub, make it Classical Marxists only and perma-ban any one that goes against that orthodoxy.
If you want to build working class unity then you have to take on board the concerns of working class conservatives and find some way to ether satisfy those needs through a socialist system or find some way to harmoniously integrate their soluti... keep reading on reddit ➡
I was asked to write this review by a couple of the kind readers of my very first review. I had reviewed a white Cleo Prada and mentioned I’d bought an iridescent white/ivory CF at the same time. Finding this bag with a TS had proven difficult. I tried to find the iridescent white reissue225 last autumn. The TS I asked were absolutely unable to find it a few months back. Fast forward to this past Christmas, on a whim (after purchasing my white Cleo) I decided to ask TS Emily about iridescent ivory again. She sent me factory photos. I ordered and paid instantly. A couple of days later, she sent me another factory at the same price point and left the choice to me. I felt the second factory seemed slightly better regarding the light gold hardware (although their pics were in natural lighting, whereas the first ones had used artificial lighting), and she said they were very close, but she agreed the second factory was probably even a bit higher in quality (how amazing of a TS to keep searching and messaging AFTER payment!!!!!!).
The process was fast – after sending the money, I had my PSPs within few days; within less than 2 weeks I had my bag. Over the New Year period, parcels were slow to pick up after sending information was received. The process was as fast as it could be considering the holiday season.
I unboxed this baby and was in awe. I’d seldom seen anything as spectacular. I think, never, actually. The baby shines and glistens in all the shades of mother of pearl. The light gold hardware is like the luxe youtubers describe it, silver in some lights, faintest gold in others. It is actually better than my light gold hardware on my higher tier Boy bag (that is more yellow gold than this).
What did I do? Who is going to believe I afford this bag? I don't believe even the rich folk in my country have bought this bag!! (my country isn’t big on seasonal stuff – the clientele is older, the younger crowd in my city wears boy bags and WOCs as part of their uniform).
I decided I was going to wear the hell out of her on weekends. For myself. With athleisure wear. In sweatpants, if I feel like it. My side of town is inundated with (mostly poor) reps. No one is going to even think thi... keep reading on reddit ➡
## **Quality - 10/10**
WOW I am blown away! The leather is gorgeous. There is no fufu smell. All the stitches are very neat and clean. The hardware is not too gold or too bronze. Magnet closure is strong. Strap chains do not twist.
I was so impressed with how meticulously packed the bag was! It looked like it just came from the store. It had foam put throughout the bag to reduce the risk of damage from the bag rubbing on itself during transit. The bag was place inside a plastic bag, inside a cardboard box, then inside another shipping plastic bag.
## **Accuracy - 8.75/10**
(-0.5) for the YSL logo. The intersection between the letters "YSL" do not have as large of a gap between them as the authentic does. You can see in the photos that they are kind of sticking/melting together. On the auths, there is a very clear distinction at these intersections. I saw this in the PSP but GL anyways because it is such a minor flaw. I think it is only noticeable if you are looking for it or trying to QC.
(-0.5) for the dust bag -- I honestly could care less about the dust bag but I thought it would be worth mentioning. The bag is a different material than my other YSL bag. This one is kind of plasticky-smooth to the touch whereas my other bag's dust... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi everyone, I know in the past few decades there has been a lot of negative attitudes towards ivory and how the elephants are going extinct. Conservationist groups have tried to sensationalize this issue and make the narrative “Don’t kill any elephants” because they say it’s unsustainable. They create documentaries to prey in peoples emotions.
Luckily I’m here to tell you guys that you can continue using ivory for various things like cutlery (for your sustainable fish) and piano keys. The key is sustainable elephant hunting. I know that elephant populations have decreased by incredible amounts but, there is no way we can replace these ivory goods with alternatives. Despite elephant and rhino populations being nearly decimated, my organization supports sustainable hunting for these animals. The definition of sustainable is “able to be maintained at a certain rate or level”. So if we make sure to kill them at a slower rate than they populate then this is sustainable.
A lot of vegan extremists are yelling and screaming at me saying that we should not kill elephants at all. I find this extreme and don’t know how they expect everyone in the world to go 100% ivory free. If vegans actually cared about the preserving wildlife they would promote a sustainable model for hunting elephants and rhinos rather than an unrealistic idea of not using ivory at all. They should really be focusing on making the govt crack down on unsustainable elephant and rhino operations.
And before anyone says that I can live without my rhino and elephant products... there are no other medicines that cure my hypochondriacism besides ground rhino horn. So save your breath, I need my rhino horn dust and ivory cutlery. I also make sure I buy products that have “sustainable” written on them.