I love Stella McCartney clothes and would like to be politically correct and support her PETA ways, but her PVC bags have lacked inspiration. And the fact that I am a red-meat eating, crocodile-skin loving, fur- wearing girl has nothing to do with my dislike of her bags! I can only imagine how difficult it is to be a card-carrying PETA member and a fashion designer, but her determination to make it work is admirable. Her latest attempt, the Cherry Wood engraved clutch, is at least interesting and in tune with fashion’s current love affair with all things nature. But, as a clutch, it has little functionality. The length is fine at 12 inches and the height at
4 inches, but the depth is a mere 1 inch, which means you can only fit a few bills and credit cards in there (because we all know that wood does not stretch or give). Don’t even try shoving a Blackberry or wallet in it. You’ll have to leave those things at home and bring a couple of quarters for the pay phone (do they even have pay phones around anymore? I can’t remember the last time I saw one). I actually think this would work better as a pencil box. What do you guys think?