Category Archives: Handbags

Fashion Revolution Week 2017: Part 1

It’s 4 years since the terrible Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh when 1,138 garment workers died and many more were injured after the factory building collapsed. That event in 2013, prompted the launch of not-for-profit organisation Fashion Revolution who campaign worldwide for garment workers rights. Many don’t get fair pay, they don’t have a choice…

A Winning Photo

If you’re on my mailing list, you will have seen the Bags On Tour competition that was running in March. The winners were selected last week and here they are. Bags On Tour in San Diego Nicky Kriel sent me this photo with her Shenley pink shoulder bag at Social Media Marketing World in San…

International Woman’s Day 2017

Hello to all on this International Women’s Day. Today, I thought I’d post some photos of my International Women…some friends, handbag lover’s & travellers Bags in New York I love this photo of Elizabeth O’Shea and her daughter on Brooklyn Bridge, sent in from their trip to New York last year. Bags in The Middle…

Inside Knowledge

When I work on a new idea, I think about the inside of my design just as much as the outside, so I thought it’s about time I posted on the subject. A plain bag isn’t a boring bag, in my opinion it’s a beautiful, minimalist design, that’s been well thought through inside, as well…

Bags On Tour: New York

The turquoise Roanne tote has just been to New York on a fabulous holiday. It seems that quite a lot of shopping was involved šŸ™‚ Thank you to Elizabeth O’Shea and daughters for sending in all these brilliant #BagsOnTour photos. You can see more of them on Instagram and Pinterest. Save Save Save

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 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…

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 fromĀ itĀ as it’s not a colour I can personally wear. But for the people who suit it, I say go for it becauseĀ 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…

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 šŸ™‚ This amazing celler (cave) is in Chinon in the Loire valley. The huge door opens into a…