Love her or hate her, there are few people better at forcing their way into the public discourse right now than Miley Cyrus. The Disney-tween-superstar-turned-America's-half-naked-twerking-princess has done quite the complete job making sure our eyes and ears can't miss her right now, and with a fall record release schedule packed full of high-profile albums from people like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, it's Miley who's winning the media game, a fact you have to admit even if you'd like to see her sent into orbit. (Which is, incidentally, a thing that Lady Gaga is actually going to do pretty soon in an attempt to attract your eyeballs.)
We gave Miley the "Many Bags" treatment back when her transformation into her current self was in its infancy, but we figured that if she's going to start employing vintage Chanel bags in her publicity stunts like she did over the weekend, then she's earned a couple more moments of our consideration. Below, check out the bags Miley has carried since she got her infamous haircut.
Why not start with the now-famous Chanel Vintage Logo Flap Bag? Miley brought it onstage during her performance at the MTV EMA Awards in Amsterdam, pulled a joint out of it and took a puff or two. All I could focus on was the bag, natch.
Miley really, really loves this bag.
We have to admit, it does make a rather effective paparazzi shield.
This Chanel Vintage Heart Top Handle Bag is also pretty good at hiding Miley's head.
This Chanel Vintage XL Jumbo Weekender Tote, which has been in Miley's collection since before her recent obsession with the brand, hides basically her whole upper body.
Based on her usual wardrobe, Miley's Proenza Schouler patchwork dress and her bicolor Chanel Boy Bag are positively demure.
A Chanel sweater dress paired with a Chanel Quilted Backpack? It doesn't sound punk, but Miley makes it look that way.
On the other hand, Saint Laurent is a brand that actively courts rockstars and those who wish to dress like them, so Miley's Saint Laurent Classic Baby Duffel Bag is an easy choice. Pick it up for $1,250 via Barneys.
Miley's not necessarily opposed to something a little more anonymous, though - we don't know who made this backpack.
There's nothing anonymous about this Celine Classic Box Bag, though, and Miley was on the mirrored leather trend before it had reached full-blown "trend" status.
Before Versace had decided that Lady Gaga was the way to go, the Donatella bestowed a Versace Signature Tote on Miley. Buy through farfetch.com for $2,650.
At a pre-twerk VMA red carpet, Miley proved that an Edie Parker Jean Clutch can work for almost any evening look, regardless of your relative level of punkness. Pick up a similar bag for $1,295 via Barneys.