A beaded PEPSI Clutch, Anyone?

Jan 9 2012 • by Sarah

At the X-Factor Press Conference in Los Angeles, California last December 19, 2011, the Pepsi conglomerate made an advertising leap after they gave in to an avid endorser’s idea of having the iconic Pepsi can bottle fashioned into a beaded evening bag. The endorser was Paula Abdul, former host of American Idol, one of the most popular talent shows in the US which is sponsored by rival company Coca-Cola:

Paula Abdul FOX’s “The X Factor” Press Conference held at the CBS Studios Los Angeles, California – December 19, 2011

Paula Abdul sauntered down the red carpet carrying her beaded purse, an exact replica of the Pepsi soda can, except that this one did not contain the drink and had long, gold chain straps on both sides. The purse was designed by Paula Abdul herself. I must admit that the whimsical bag looks kind of cute. Thumbs up for originality and creativity!

The use of this purse, however, is another story. It looks rather small and will only be able to carry a few things such as a tube of lipstick and a tiny cellphone. I’m pretty sure Paula Abdul chose it just for promotional purposes.

Overall, the bedazzled little bag doesn’t look too awful but it’s just not red carpet material and would be more appropriate for younger girls to carry. It did add some color and sparkle to her conventional white suit though. Unfortunately, it is not available online as it was custom made for the singer.

In the meantime, here are some beaded clutches that you might fancy:

1. Kara Ross Sequined Amo Extra Small Clutch, $412.50.With its chic styling and luxe materials, the Amo clutch from Kara Ross elevates any outfit. The gorgeous sequined exterior offers glamorous appeal that’s enhanced by a bold metal and stone accent. Inside a supple suede lining adds to the lushness.

2. Betsey Johnson Glitzy Wristlet, $60.99. Update your casual ensemble to glitz and glam with this sparkling Betsey Johnson® wristlet!

3. Felix Rey Happy Diamond Clutch, $96.25. C’mon get Happy! This so-adorable clutch from Felix Rey mixes a cute smiley face and a feather accent with a shiny mesh body.

4. BCBGeneration Bella Foldover Sequin Clutch, $65.99. Make every socialite in town jealous when you strut down the sidewalk carrying the BCBGeneration™ Bella Foldover Sequin Clutch.

5. Felix Rey I Heart You Sequined Clutch, $96.25. Now’s the perfect time to send yourself a little love note. Felix Rey’s I Heart You clutch, with its glittering sequins and crystal-studded heart accent, will have you swooning.

6. Felix Rey I Heart You Clutch, $140. Small clutch, big heart. Get into the love mood with this sassy accessory.

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