Sunday, November 16, 2008

caught off-guard

coming from a very relaxing weekend, you can imagine how difficult it was for me to wake up this morning. the cooler weather didn’t help because all i ever wanted to do was snuggle in bed and get some more shut eye. but my conscientious side got the better of me so i managed to rise up beneath the warm sheets and headed to the bathroom to prepare for the day.

as we were leaving the apartment, i noticed that the ground outside seemed wet. it was still dark for us to realize it was actually drizzling. yes, the first rainfall of this winter season has come! no signs of foggy mornings in the last couple of days so we were unprepared to say the least. halfway through the path leading towards our car, i suddenly realized that my bag needed some securing for fear that the Vachetta leather would be damaged if left neglected (read: leather is untreated so it is susceptible to water). i ran back to the building and wrapped my jacket to protect the bag and scrammed to get to the car. never mind running in the midst of a sprinkle at 20 degrees on a sleeveless top. hubby thought i was crazy! :)

this is one of the downsides of owning a Monogram. you have to exert extra effort to care for the Vachetta, otherwise, it would earn unglamorous stains that will remain in there forever. i am hoping for a wonderful patina for my bags, and i guess it does need a lot of patience and proper handling. i’d like my bags to have an even, spotless honey color in the years to come, just like the bag that has been handed down to me by a friend. i need to get that leather care set soon! as a precaution, next time i’ll make sure an umbrella is handy so come rain or shine, my bags will do just fine.

1 comment:

kelly said...

goodluck on that spotless honey color patina thing :D

i bought shining monkey several weeks ago though i haven't sprayed it on the vachetta yet. i let my mom try it on first :D it's good, accdg. to her. doesn't stain the vachetta and dries off quickly. i'll give you feedback once i've done with mine