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Birkin, a cat’s shame, and the bar method

Yes, three topics in one post!

Back in March, I ordered a bag from Thursday Friday. And I got it about 2 weeks ago. It was on back-order long enough for me to forget I ordered it, then remember, then forget again! Yes, I was waiting for a long time but it was worth. Please meet my new birkin bag. We’ll call her .

thursday friday red birkin bag

thursday friday red birkin bag front view

thursday friday red birkin bag back view

thursday friday red birkin bag side view

Awesome, right? It’s a picture of the iconic Hermes Birkin bag printed on a large canvas bag. The picture quality is amazing and the bag itself is thick and well-constructed. While I have no desire to spend thousands of dollars on a real Birkin bag, I love the cheekiness of this version. If you want one, you’re out of luck. It’s no longer available on the website and I suspect that Hermes and its army of lawyers have something to do with that.


A while ago I promised a picture of Chloe in her lion hoodie and I’ve only now gotten around to taking a photo of her. Poor Chloe is always the one who has to wear the costumes, as Calliope puts up too much a fight to make it worthwhile. Chloe, however, gives up after a few minutes of wrestling and accepts her fate as cat model. If you look closely, you can see a look of defeat in her eyes. Don’t worry, after enduring this humiliation I gave her some catnip and cuddles!


chloe cat tiger costume

chloe cat tiger costume calliope amused


Annnnd, my new workout obsession. I’d heard great things about The Bar Method on fashionism so I was thrilled when a studio opened up a few blocks from my office. I jumped on the new member special pricing (after crying at the prospect of paying full-price when it runs out) and attended my first class last week. So far, I absolutely love it. It reminds me of a ballet rehearsal, only way harder and intense. When I went for my first class, I was surrounded by women who had the type of body I want- slim but strong and very lean. It’s both intimidating and inspiring. The owner and instructors are very friendly and walk around the class adjusting your form and offering hints. And yes, they’re in amazing shape too. I’ve signed up for unlimited sessions for one month, so I’m trying to get my money’s worth and go 4 times a week. I’ll let you all know how it goes and if you’re in Boston they are still offering the new member special, so get on it and come workout with me!

{ 13 comments… add one }

  • brett July 13, 2011, 8:55 pm

    how cute is that bag
    you are probably right about the lawyer thing lol
    intrigued by the bar method
    am going to google it here in charlotte and see what comes up

  • lei ann July 14, 2011, 12:48 am

    bwahaha…the birkin is awesome! reminds me of when i handpainted my own “karl who?” tote a couple summers ago as it was ridiculous to pay so much for a simple canvas bag. can’t wait to see it in person!

  • Marta July 14, 2011, 3:22 pm

    What a way to own a Birkin bag, ha-ha. 

  • Hilary Grace July 14, 2011, 4:29 pm

    The bag is so genius. I love it! And actually, yes, I can see that look of defeat in Chloe’s eyes. ;)

  • goldenmeans July 14, 2011, 5:05 pm

    Ahhh, Chloe is freaking adorable in that lion hood.  Love :)  And what an amazing Birkin print bag!  I actually saw a photo of it the other week and tried to go order it (because um, genius!) but they had already been removed from the website by then — sadness.  Oh well, I will live vicariously through you :)

  • Noelani@MonPetitChouChou July 14, 2011, 5:12 pm

    I loooovvvveeeee that bag! By the time I saw it, Hermes was already on the loose with the lawyers and it wasn’t available for purchase. Sigh, someday I’ll have an Hermes bag. Some way. Some how. You also have me thinking it’s time to shake up the fitness routine. 1 month back from France and the 5lbs I put on have refused to budge. 

  • Marissa July 14, 2011, 5:44 pm

    Ok, a whole bunch of things: 1) I love that bag and almost ordered it. 2) The second kitty photo is hysterical! Calliope is looking at Chloe like, “Dude, I can’t believe you let her do that to you.” 3) I was so tempted to buy that barre method coupon, but I already belong to a gym, so it would’ve been silly. You’ll have to let me know how it goes, though. 4 times a week? Your muscles are going to scare me.

  • Jesspgh July 15, 2011, 4:56 pm

    I love that bag! It is so funny. I have admired them since Kate of Embarrassment of Riches posted about hers. I also love the Chloe photos!

  • Anonymous July 15, 2011, 5:21 pm

    So first, that bag is absolutely amazing! Second, your cats are adorable. And finally, I will need more info on this Bar Method class. I’m so intrigued. I’ve been considering those beginning ballet for adults classes as well.

  • Anonymous July 15, 2011, 5:43 pm

    LOVE it in red! I get so many compliments on mine.

    Your cats are adorbs.

  • Lina Maria Mayorga S July 16, 2011, 4:27 am

    oooo my God
    lovely Cat!

  • Shanna-Marie July 17, 2011, 2:12 pm

    She looks adorable!! I’m dying! Jet, my male cat, wouldn’t put up a fight if I tried dressing him in a costume, but Olive, my female, would! ha! 

  • Kristen July 29, 2011, 8:53 pm

    I like how in the second photo, the one is all “HAHA” to the other one. And the one in the outfit looks like it wants to jump off a cliff.

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