Pink Sugar Princess
Laptop case rant - Friday, February 09, 2007
I am feeling sad today, for all womenkind.

For christmas I recieved a laptop. It's compact, trendy, small and sexy. The start of uni is coming up and I'm going to have to carry that laptop around campus. So, I decided to search for a laptop bag (tote, if you will) that I can haul it around in. Now, obviously, I don't want a LAPTOP bag that screams "hey, look at me, I have a big heavy laptop and you should STEAL IT!" with massive 'dell' logos all over it. I want a trendy, handbag type bag that I can possibly even use without the laptop, as a handbag. Apparently, Australia is so far into the boondocks, and so behind the times that it is virtually IMPOSSIBLE to buy a trendy, pink or even COLOURED laptop bag in anything other than nylon, certainly in the stores, and online is even worse.

I found the perfect bag, a Komen pink suede laptop tote, which donates 10% of the sale price to breast cancer research, but only on American sites. And apparently America is so selfish and self-centered that NO ONE ships internationally.

So, stylish women in Australia are forced to carry crappy, nylon bags or black leather man-bags if they need to lug around their laptop. Frankly it makes me ashamed to live here. I've never thought Australian fashion was particularly behind - I always thought we just had 'different' stuff. But it's time that Australian designers and retailers woke up to the fact that women are tech-savvy too, and some of those tech-savvy women want bags, phones, laptops and cameras in girlish pink, silver or a range of other, non-black, grey and charcoal colours.

Ok, I am now getting off my soapbox. Continue as you were :D

Labels: ,

blogger powered

love Pinksugar


Name: Rosie
Nick: Pinksugar
DOB: 22/06/1985
Stars: Cancer
Likes: pink, clothes, shopping, music, coffee, books, cocktails, GLOW WORMS!
Hates: mean people, liars, zucchini, bolshy mothers
Career: Receptionist at Fitness First; at Uni doing Bsc/Ba - Natural History, Culture & Museum studies

Including Blogs I read

Cute Overload
Little Things
LJC Blog
My Photo Blog
Very Pink

Captivity Narrative Readings for Australian History
ben lee - cigarettes will kill you
oasis - wonderwall
powderfinger - my happiness
hanson - I will come to you (haha)
micro bikini Body!!
Uni! (NOT! stupid work)
a smile
haha! What a tool!
holy fuckery!
The current mood of at
1greenEYE Designs - modified by Me blogger online 2000-06 drink contact