This Sweet January 2011 issue looks rather tempting with the pretty Snidel 2-way tote. Still, I wavered a great deal given there are so many interesting magazines coming out with fabulous-looking freebies and I want to save up for the ones I really like. ...But I caved in the end ^.^ Seeing many people carry this bag on the street only made me so curious and curiosity never helps.
In addition to the Snidel 2-way tote, there is also a small leaflet attached featuring the DRWCYS 2011 Spring & Summer Collection on Rinka.
Well, I have no clue what DRWCYS is (what an odd brand name!) and didn't give a hoot for this :P But the Snidel 2-way tote turn out to be quite nice.
The 2-way tote bag is made of polyester and measures 26(height) x 30(length) x 13(width) cm. The polyester feels substantial, not too tough but not flimsy either. The stitchings look even and clean with no runs or loose threads anywhere.
I particularly like the impressionistic flower print on this tote. Very feminine and pretty but at the same time doesn't scream girly.
It has zipper closure.
Now the reason it's called a 2-way tote is that you can fold the zipper flap of the tote inwards to make a smaller tote.
This is what the tote looks like after the zipper flap is folded in, although doing this you would sort of loose the ease of using the 2 interior pockets since the flap would partially cover them up.
Picture of the model with tote.
I actually like this issue of Sweet a whole lot because it features all kinds of new spring fashion and pieces. And while I won't be running out and buying anything they recommend, it's fun to see certain things are put together.
Of course there's a celebrity fashion section, though I admit I don't find any of these "looks" appealing at all.
There are also a few pages featuring Rina Carolina, an Italian-Japanese model who created quite a controversy after becoming a Popteen model at the age of 12. Yes, 12 O.O She's 13 in the photos below and will turn 14 July of this year. She's very cute, of course, and lanky and leggy. But holy macaroni and cheese, 12!!!
You can read more about Rina Carolina on this blog. I guess becoming a Popteen model at 12 is not as controversial as becoming a Victoria's Secret Angel at the age of 16 like Karolina Kurkova did.
Of course, with Valentine's Day coming very soon there are also several pages dedicated to chocolate!