Category Archives: Handbags

P is for Paris

Short and sweet today – a post with one of my favourite photos, sent in to me as a #BagsOnTour pic. This is the orange Nicky bag at the Eifel Tower in Paris. I love it! Save

M is for Madras, Montpellier, Martha and Models

Madras is the old name for Chennai, the city in India that’s nearest to my workshop. I travel there often and as I buy a lot of fabric there, I called one collection ‘Madras’. Here’s a photo of the blue Madras handheld I took at dawn a few years ago in Doha. Montpellier My thanks…

L is for London, Land’s End, The Lady and the Louvre

I’m up to L now and there’s a lot to share today. First of all, August 13th is International Left Handers Day! Hello to all lefties from a fellow leftie 🙂 The Louvre One of my favourite photos that I’ve received this year, is this one of the orange Nicky bag (a colour from a…

J is for Joey, Jamaica Inn, Johnstons of Elgin and James Bond

The A-Z of handbags – travelling and otherwise, continues today with J. Jamaica Inn This is a few years old now. It’s one of my original designs for the Atlanta tote, when I made it in several colours of a lovely rich heavy weave nylon fabric with leather trims and contrast stitch and lining. This…

H is for Hollywood, Hollyhocks, Harris Tweed and Humanity

More from my A-Z of travelling handbags today. H is for Hollyhocks Last year my hollyhocks grew to an amazing 8 or 9 feet! I had to get the scale of them by having a #BagsOnTour photo taken 🙂 H is for Hollywood Visiting a cafe overlooking the Hollywood hills and THE sign in the…

G is for Guggenheim, Gina and all things Green

The A-Z of my designs and travelling handbags continues today with all things that start with the letter G. Guggenheim Me and my turquoise Martha shopper outside the Guggenheim museum in New York on a hot August day in 2013. Green Things Just a few current designs that come in green. Maia purse, mini handbag…

E is for Easton

Since I started designing my own label in 2001 I’ve had various branding for ‘e’ or Easton. I wonder if anyone ever noticed the more subtle ones? Jeans style stitch These bags were from my second ‘Velo’ collection in the early 2000’s. As the simple shaped bag design had 2 pockets on the front, I…

B is for Bags on Tour

This could be a long one today. I have lots to share that begins with a B. Bags On Tour I launched ‘Bags On Tour‘ in September 2011 when a drive past Le Mont Saint Michel on a beautiful day, made for a great photo – still one of my favourites. Since then my bags…

Bags on Tour: Spotted in Namibia!

Occasionally I spot one of my designs somewhere in the world and I wonder how it got there. It doesn’t happen very often these days (not as often as when I worked for Next. I used to see my designs everywhere then. In the UK that is!) So when this one was spotted in the…

How to Make a Handbag: part 1 – Hand Cutting

We’re currently into production of the 2nd lot of my limited edition Queen B bags and as I mentioned in an earlier post, each bag is being individually cut and handmade, so I thought I’d show the workshop making the new bags in stages. Here’s the cutting table with Kumar’s assistants picking out the very…