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This is an important update! Sarah Palin brought her second favorite prop (after Trig), adorable Piper, to the Time 100 party on Tuesday night.
You may remember the last time Piper appeared in public with an ostentatious purse, in 2008. Back then, she was hauling around a manifestly fake Louis Vuitton bag which, besides being fake, just wasn't right for a little girl. It was understandable, though, because the Palin family were arrivistes back then.
Now, though, the Palins are filthy rich, and they've supplied li'l Piper with a Coach bag which is both genuine and sized appropriately for a social-climbing post-toddler. Now, it may be true that Coach is a step below Vuitton, but genuine Coach is definitely an improvement over fake LV (although the bag just does not go with the outfit). Granted, logo-festooned Coach stuff* like this is still pretty "look at me," pretty nouveau-riche; that's what happens when hicks suddenly get wheelbarrows full of money. Next step: decent shoes.
*I approve of Coach's more discreet stuff. I have a black leather Coach messenger bag, sans logos, and it's the best bag I've ever had: it's well structured and doesn't go all floppy like cheap messenger bags. Recommended!