I’ve decided recently that I need a Derek Lam purse in my collection. That’s right, NEED. I’ve been dreaming of the Hildegard hobo for over a month now, and may soon take the dive, but now the Izzy has come along and ruined everything. I’m stunned. The beautiful blues and the wonderfully executed two-tone quality are making me swoon. Granted, the whole look is a little reminiscent of Balenciaga, but who cares? The bag is beautiful. The chain handle is really interesting – a little bit of the whimsical with what seems to be an homage to macaroni – but I like it. It adds some fun, and hopefully the macaronis won’t cut into the shoulder. The clasp is sleek and understated, while still being central to the bag’s composition. And the shape! I love that fun square shape! It’s very classy but at the same time a little bit amusing with the piercing blue and the chain. The whole bag, in fact, is a classic that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and that really tickles me. To see the rest of Derek’s dreamy bags, check out his website, and buy the bag for $1,300 at your local Barneys or Neiman Marcus, or look for your closest Derek Lam retail location here.