It’s Almost Fall Y’all!
It’s been a crazy summer show season. Now that it’s wrapping up, I am working on new fall bags. How does menswear, leather and tassels sound? Sounds good to me. I will be bringing back the necktie in my designs, like I had years ago, and will be working with leather too! Leather tassels will be a great accessory in both key fobs and necklaces, as well as small wallets. I am super excited to bring this new collection you way. My muse this season is the classy and cool Katherine Hepburn, who wore menswear so well.
I have been lucky to have been asked to make some very special bags this year. The first were two messenger bags made from the recipients father’s military bags., which I posted earlier. The second were gifts for sisters at a family reunion. I made clutches fro their father’s ties.
The third was a diaper bag for parents who are huge Cleveland Indians fans. I needed to do this with a girly twist.
I haven’t posted in awhile, crazy busy show season, special orders and now, finally, an online shop! I am hoping to launch this sometime next week. I am so excited with the way it is looking. Now, if you see something you did not grab at show, get it online. Need a gift, but you can’t make it to my next show, grab it online. Special orders can be taken online as well. See yah at the launch! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Get your mom something unique, handmade and fun! A bag from Girl’s Best Trend would make a perfect gift!
Is mom a flea and farmer’s market shopper? How about a Market Tote made from recycled coffee bags?
Does mom love a girl’s night out? How about a Happy Hour Clutch with a bangle handle?
Beach lover? The new Long Island Tote with rope handles is perfect!
Is mom funky? Cosmo chain handle bags or Mai Tai chopstick bags are too fun!
So many bags to choose from…
Grab one this week!
Last week I appeared on the local program New Day Cleveland. I was featured to talk about my spring and summer handbags! I was blown away when they contacted me. I am still floating in air about it! It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done.
I was asked by a friend to do two custom bags for her and her daughter. She gave me an army bag and mail bag to create a messenger bag and her father’s military bag. I planned it out and when the design came to mind I went for it. I created a super cute messenger bag with a big front pocket, utilizing the print from the mail bag. I used the adjustable strap from the army bag and some leather of my own. I took the pockets from the army bag and sewed them inside for a cell phone, make up, whatever. It’s utilitarian, feminine and chic.
For the military bag, I was really nervous to do anything to it. I am a very sentimental person and was scared to make the first cut. I reinforced the bottom with leather and added a strap and a little peace dove wooden zipper pull. I thought it was perfect.
All of these warm temps…is it really February…have me thinking spring and summer! This coming season will be nautical and tiki! Anchors, pineapples, flamingos, palm trees, cocktail motifs and more will grace tote bags, clutches, key chains, pillows and more. I am so looking forward to the warm temps ahead! Cheers!