As someone who’s branded herself as adorkable, Zooey Deschanel can be forgiven a lot of accessory missteps on the grounds she’s trying to be cute. Hello Kitty ear muffs, tiny hot-dog shaped earrings, even Rainbow Brite knee socks would all say she’s eccentric in the most endearing way. The bunny bag she’s been out with lately, however, is just plain creepy.
Looking like the beloved pet in a Tim Burton movie, the bunny bag is jet black and has legs bent at an angle that makes it look as if it’s ready to claw it’s way to safety. If that’s not enough turn you off, maybe the strap will. The silver loop looks like a dog’s choke chain and is anchored to the back of the bunny’s neck, as if Zooey decided to put the poor creature out of it’s misery.
It’s possible this black as night animal inspired tote is Zooey’s attempt to strike a balance between whimsy and refinement. I’d suggest in the future she mix the two together in one outfit, not one item. Pairing a simple black dress and a kawaii necklace might not land her on the best dressed list, but at least it won’t give anyone rabbit filled nightmares.