That new Neiman Marcus catalog we mentioned earlier has an accessories "story" called "Aiding and Abetting," in which a model pretends to be a cat burglar. Because, you know, crime is sexy. Plus, since the crap is so effing expensive, theft is pretty much the only way you can get it. (An aside: Do you think that someone was like, "Uh, but we can't use a black model for this shoot." And someone else was like, "Why not?") After the jump, the most well-accessorized "break-in" since 1952. Or 1999.
It's not easy to be sneaky when you're wearing $1000 booties.
(Burberry studded black napa "The Knight" handbag, $2,995; platform boots, $940)
The model totally watched episodes of The Addams Family to prepare for this shot.
(Miu Miu patent leather bootie, $625; calfskin tote, $1,445)
We looked for a footnote reading "no animals were harmed during this photoshoot" but there isn't one. Also: who knew leather alternatives were so damn pricey?
(Stella McCartney bronze painted and flocked patent PVC handbag, $995; black polyurethane-coated polyester and wool platform bootie, $995)
We had a yellow-eyed black cat like this when we were young. His name was Spooky, and he was gorgeously evil. He'd bite and scratch you if you pet him too much, and we loved him dearly. Also, we like these shoes.
(Gucci black/gold suede and leather platform sandals, $675)
What do you think is inside the safe? Diamonds? Cash? Pictures proving the lunar landing was staged?
(Tod's winter white patent leather pump, $445; black/winter white/ecru napa "Quilted Day Bag" handbag, $1,575)
This doesn't make sense. Those aren't jewels, they're ornaments for a chandelier, right? Right? Why would you want to filch those? Is this what rich people steal from each other?
(Prada nude/gray ombré leather handbag, $2,390; nude/black ombré patent leather and elastic sandal, $550)