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REVIEW: Alexander Wang Rocco Duffle Bag

Mary Kate Olsen & Alexander Wang Rocco Duffle bag, rumors has it that the previously named Coco bag was given to MK a few months before it's debut. And ofcourse who else better to wear & style it with that rock chic, edgy personality such as MK Olsen? Probably one of the most photographed twins in the history as well. Can't deny the Olsen twins are one of my favorite style icons, though quite hard to copy (they really loove layering) but I confess I stalk Olsen Anonymous almost daily at one time in life :P

Pretty sure I'm not the only one! And once Rocco debuted, as predicted it became one of the celebrity's favorite IT bag for it's soft leather & studded bottom which makes it an epitome of style, elegance and sass. A modern day classic.

Celebrities loving the rock chic Wang duffle bag! (via)

Vanessa Minnilo, remember her from CSI New York? (via)


Hillary Duff (via)


When it was first handed to me by Sha, first thing I noticed was definitely the weight! Well clearly the studded bottom does contribute much to that factor ofcourse, I wouldn't have imagined it to be that heavy had I not been given the bag to try. Only a tad bit heavier compared to the Celine Luggage Tote in Micro. Some sites have stated it's actually weighs 10 pounds as it is! But they must be exaggerating as Net-a-Porter reported it's only 1.7kg by itself, alas it is quite heavy no?

But weight aside, the pebbled leather is something to be lust for because it's super soft & thick! And the studs are quite a winner, anyone who sets eyes on it would definitely fall for the shiny rows of studs at the bottom of the bag. Like fo real! Plus, mine was in rose gold ;)

Lo & behold!
Oops sorry the canvas dust bag is a lil dusty, ironic :P
In love just yet? I knew you would be ;)
DETAILS:
Satchel with zipped opening; studded bottom, and two zipped pockets in one exterior gusset; additional shoulder strap with signature dog clips and shoulder patch
Weighs approximately 3.7lbs/ 1.7kg
Width 13" / 33cm
Height 10" / 25cm
Depth 9" / 22cm
Handle Drop 4" / 10cm
Min. Strap Length 34" / 86cm
Max. Strap Length 35" / 88cm
Black textured-leather (Lamb)
Two top handles, detachable shoulder strap
Zip-fastening side pocket, studded base, rose gold-tone hardware
Internal pouch and zip-fastening pockets
Fully lined in black canvas
Zip fastening along top
Comes with dust bag

"Add urban edge to every outfit with Alexander Wang's hit 'Rocco' bag. A fashion set favorite, this black version is impeccably crafted from luxurious textured-leather and shot with chunky rose gold-tone studs. Carry it in the crook of your arm or use the detachable shoulder strap for instant style credentials." 
- via Net-a-Porter

PRICE:
Pricing at GORGEOUSBYSHASHAARI are different according to studs, RM3250 for brass & RM4080 for rose gold. Sadly there's no Alexander Wang boutique in Malaysia and to save you the hassle of buying a plane ticket to overseas just to get one, why not try and visit GORGEOUSBYSHASHAARI boutique here in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.

Let's take a look on how the Rocco fairs on my 1.57m & 52kg bodyframe :)

Wore it to get my MARGIELA x H&M blazer. Details: SUGARSCARF tie dye scarf / H&M necklace / DRESSABELLE red pleated dress / vintage belt

Visited the amazing boutique ♥ Details: Studded headband from Paparazzi Apparel / Levi's Bootcut Jeans / Tribal wedges from Calaman

What I wore to AMANTE Nail Spa, more pics & details here

Curious about the INSIDE?
As you can see, the bag is weighed down by the heavy studs at the bottom of it and if it contains nothing it will look super slouchy & unstructured and I guess that is the charm of this bag. Completely carefree and edgy, if you love a structured bag this is definitely not one for you. Alas you can stuff quite a number of items in it if you wish so (and if you can carry the weight hehe)

VERDICT:
I loooove the bags texture & soft supple leather & definitely the studs does catches my attention, but I don't think it fits my personality. Okay I do have that rocker chic edgy look going on once in awhile but eh I'm just not feeling it. Plus the duffel shape is kinda turn off for me. Too slouchy & unstructured. However it does looks great on everybody that I've seen wearing it, totally casual! 
What do you think? 

Sorta love this neon yellow one on Ascia AKF though, my favorite turban tying Kuwaiti blogger ♥

Ah well, one more bag to be reviewed! The Givenchy Nightingale. Check out the rest of my bag reviews:


Till the next post!

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