22 August 2008

Zag Bags: Poisonous, Or Just Enhanced?

By now the use of Botox for cosmetic enhancement is so prevalent, I'm not really sure why I was terribly surprised to learn that Zagliani has the same idea of "enhancement" for its snakeskin bags.

I've read sources such as Jezebel (via Perez Hilton) that Botox, which is of course a toxin, is used on the bags to give the snakeskin, "a luxuriously soft finish."

However, I've come across other sources that claim the soft texture of the bag is due to injections of a, "complex mix of silicon and resin." Apparently the Zagliani creator, Mauro Orietti-Carella, is trained in dermatology so both of these could be true.

Either way, I kind of find it horrifying that a bag needs to be injected with either a poison or the same substance used for women who want to look like
The Girls Next Door. A little excessive, no?

Then again, being beautiful isn't easy...even for a little piece of luxury.

What do you think? Crazy? Scary? You'd buy it anyway?


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