Waiting really does suck. If you are a True Blood fanatic like we are, then you have also been suffering from True Blood withdrawal. HBO realized the fashion world had an uncanny obsession with the vampire, werewolf, and fairy world so the company teamed up with Hammitt Los Angeles to create a line of bags geared toward the show and its fans.
Vlad and I attended the launch event for the line at the end of March and were ultimately delighted with many of the bags being offered and the overall theme of the gathering. They served red velvet cupcakes, which were washed down with “Tru Blood,” a fizzy, blood orange drink, and the tables were set with Black Magic roses. As we walked around the room and sipped on blood and dined on treats, we were able to view the bag collection.
Appropriately named after places and characters from the show, the collection features the Alcide, Eric, Fangtasia, LaFayette, and Sookie. The bag that caught my attention along with all of the other onlookers was the Alcide, a fur flap bag that opens up to reveal two glaring eyes. Seems creepy, but it flows so nicely that it is the perfect touch of intensity and unexpectedness in an otherwise easy-to-carry bag. I imagine this bag being great for fall and winter. Price is $485 and dimensions measure 17″ x 1″ x 9″.
My other favorites in the collection include the Eric and the Sookie. Guests were given the choice of a Sookie or Eric to take home, and I opted for Eric. The Eric design is compact yet packs a punch with studs along the side of the bag. I have taken Eric out with me a few times and the bag is sturdy, keeps its shape, and is easy to wear. Price is $445 and dimensions are 7.5″ x 3″ x5.25″. The Sookie is soft and sultry, just like the character it is named after, and made with grey suede. There is a bit of pleating and a ladylike feel to the design. Price is $395 and size is 12.5″ x 3.5″ x 8″. Shop the collection on HBO.com and also at NMRKT.com.