A Photography Day

It was one of the hottest days of the summer on Thursday when we had a photography day booked, so everyone was melting in the studio with the door closed and the lights on!

Shona Easton Photography day

Here’s one I took of the photographer, Jill behind the camera and Jo, modelling our new Queen B bags.

Following a few modelled shots, inside and outside, Jo and I were free to go but Jill spent the rest of the hot afternoon doing the website photos for me. I can’t wait to see them.

Z is for Zekreet

Anyone been to Zekreet? The Zekreet peninsular is over in the west of Qatar, about 80km from the capital Doha. The nearest town is Dukhan but there’s not a lot there, so if you plan to visit Zekreet, take a 4 wheel drive, plenty of water and a picnic. This is taken from Google maps,…

Y is for Yellow Handbags

Yellow is a fairly new colour in my collection and I like having it there but I used to shy away from it as it’s not a colour I can personally wear. But for the people who suit it, I say go for it because it’s very bold and bright and happy colour. Yellow #BagsOnTour One of my…

X is for X-Collection

When one of my designs is no longer in the current range I put it into a file which I’ve labelled ‘X-Collection’. So, today for X, here are some archive photos of my designs from previous years. I’ve written before about how I mostly get inspiration for my designs from the leathers and textiles I…

W is for Wet Blue

Wet blue is the name for the first process for turning animal hides into leather. Chromium salts are used to clean and cure the hide, leaving it a pale blue colour, hence the name. Generally there are two types of tannery. The ones which take the raw hides and transform them into wet blue and…

V is for Vineyards and Vietnam

The A-Z of travelling handbags brings us to the letter V today, so here are my #BagsOnTour photos for V. V is for Vineyards Last year on a road trip in France, several wine regions were visited 🙂 This amazing celler (cave) is in Chinon in the Loire valley. The huge door opens into a…

U is for U.A.E

Today’s post for U is a look back at the 2 years I spent living in the United Arab Emirates. My husband, Robert’s job took him to the Middle East in 2008, first to Qatar, where I joined him in 2011 and then to Dubai at the end of 2012. We lived right in the…

T is for Trekker

When I designed the Trekker collection of bags, I had ‘busy people on the go’ in mind. The original designs in this range are all made from super durable heavy duty (but not heavy weight) canvas which has been stonewashed to give a softer feel. I then introduced a design in all leather in a…

S is for Suede, Skiving and Splitting

Hello on day 19 of my A-Z of handbags. Today is all about some of the materials I use, what they are and how they’re made. Suede Do you know what suede is? What’s the difference between suede and leather? Well they are both leather but suede is a term used to describe the finish…

R is for Roanne

Today’s post is about Roanne the tote bag, not Roanne the town. The Roanne tote has had a lot of interest this year, particularly in the turquoise and fuchsia colours (it comes in black leather and a black canvas/leather mix too). This #BagsOnTour photo of VIP Club member Tamsen Garrie with her turq Roanne tote was…