Monthly Archives: February 2012

How to get organised on the Inside

When I use a large handbag, I can sometimes be a ‘chuck it in anywhere’ person but then I end up feeling around in the depths of my massive bag to find my purse, phone or keys. Now, however, I have found that even I can get organised by using one of my colourful handbag…

Yards of Inspiration

I was having a discussion with my factory manager in India one day about where to find interesting fabrics. A lot of the time I provide the fabrics for my bags which I have sourced myself on various textile hunting trips to Italy, France and over the UK. I do use a lot of Scottish…

Sunshine Yellow

Today, I thought I would make you reach for your sunglasses by posting a couple of pictures of one of my latest designs in a new colour: Sunshine Yellow. New Colours for Spring 2012 This is the new-ish large cross body shoulder bag (meaning that the shoulder strap is long enough to wear it across…

Win a Pink Bag for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day. No cards (yet), no flowers (yet), no Champagne (yet) but I live in hope Never mind: How about I give away a Valentine’s gift instead. Who wants a Pink Bag? I have 2 of these medium pink leather shoppers, worth £45 to give away today. This is the unlined leather medium shopper…

A Leather Delivery

I happened to be at one of my Indian tanneries not too long ago, when a delivery of ‘wet blue’ arrived. What is ‘wet blue’? Wet blue is the term given to leather that has been taken in the raw hide stage and then initially chrome tanned before it goes to the finishing tannery. They…

What is This?

Someone once asked me that question as they were ‘trying’ one of my handbags on for size. It’s a key clip. Most of my handbag designs have one of these inside. Now you will never lose your keys again. Just clip them on and when you need them all you have to do is feel…

A Man Bag: An Interview with my Dad

When I first wrote about this man bag design, I thought it was for busy professionals and arty types but my very smartly dressed 73 year old Dad, a retired scientist, loves it too! Just before Christmas, my Mum got asked (like she does every year) whether she would be hosting another handbag sale of…