Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I Thought "Saddle Bags" Were Bad

Burn Notice became one of my guilty pleasures last year when they introduced Tricia Helfer (my favorite Cylon) as the main character's most present enemy. My husband watches it too and we both are a little fascinated with Fiona, played by Gabrielle Anwar. I never liked her as an actress (and my husband had some unflattering but justified words about her appearance on the show which I probably shouldn't say here). But I will say this: Fiona wears some interesting things. Take this for example...

Gabrielle Anwar as Fiona on Burn Notice
Image from Entertainment Weekly

Now what do you think of this bag? Entertainment Weekly is calling it hip bag. But my first thought was "Saddle Bags", which conjures images of a horse (which leads me to think of my husband's description of Gabrielle Anwar because that sort of involves horses). But I love the color of the leather, the apparent texture, and the jaunty way they styled this on Gabrielle. She has a lovely set of hips in those jeans and this is a good way to show them off. I myself have enough problems in the hip area and the caboose and probably couldn't get away with it.

So what do you think? Is it stylish? Is it a bit cheesy? Practical?

Also cool, Anwar rocking the lollypop!