Bags On Tour: New York

The turquoise Roanne tote has just been to New York on a fabulous holiday.

Shona Easton bags-at-tiffanysIt seems that quite a lot of shopping was involved 🙂

Shona Easton bags on tour at saks-windowThank you to Elizabeth O’Shea and daughters for sending in all these brilliant #BagsOnTour photos.

Shona Easton bags-on-tour-on-brooklyn-bridgeYou can see more of them on Instagram and Pinterest.

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Why I’m a Fan of Contactless Cards

Angela Rippon was on the telly this morning, reporting on the rise of contactless payment cards and the fraud scares that are inevitably following them around. But you don’t need to worry at all as long as the wallet where you keep your cards has signal blocking technology, as in my Bertie and Annie purses….

Exposed: A Counterfeit Design

I’ve been in a bit of a daze for a week now; ever since I realised that a company that I actually know, has stolen two of my designs and is passing them off as their own. It’s bad practice, bad business and to say that I’m livid is an understatement. I make my living…

A New Life

Sometimes something happens and you just sit back and think about life. This is my 3 day old (step)grandson. Gorgeous 🙂 One day, he’ll inspire me for a new man bag design!

An Aerial View

If you live in London or another big city and you travel out of it by airplane, you might have been fortunate enough to get an aerial view of your home/work place as you take off. I used to have an office on a farm in the Gatwick flight path and I so enjoyed seeing…

Bags On Tour: Edinburgh

Hello from Edinburgh. #BagsOnTour at the east end of Princes Street by the Walter Scott monument. By Princes Street Gardens looking towards the castle. I’m using the Joey small shoulder bag on this trip. It’s perfect for hands free shopping and is big enough to hold all the essentials. Woohoo! I see my designs in an…

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

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…