I, along with most of the handbag loving world, really fell in love with the Valentino Histoire Bag after seeing Angelina Jolie and Zahara carrying matching versions. In that photo alone I was ready to go find Valentino, beg him to make me a mini version of the bag, and then have a baby girl really quick. The problem was finding Valentino and convincing him (oh yea, and having the child). So instead I just kept looking of the mother-daughter pictures and falling in love. But the Histoire Bag has not always been my cup of tea. It has quite a bit going on and can be overwhelming. And the colors never really suited me. But then I saw the light amethist and rose options on the Valentino Patent Histoire Bag and I found a reason to fall in love with this Valentino bag. These are both perfect spring and summer colors! The bag by no means looks dainty, so it is a great mix of feminine colors on bold handbag. The topstitching is done in black and there is gold tone hardware. The braided leather details and two front flap pockets are integral parts of the Histoire and make it what it is. Typically these aspects were a tad overpowering, but with the purple and rose versions it tones it all down perfectly. I fell back in love with this bag and now I am determined to find Valentino and tell him I need mini versions of these colors. Let’s see how that goes. Buy through Saks for $1795.