Handbago is excited to inform all you bagistas that C a r n c e has been elected from the 900+ applications as one of the five finalists for "The Best Green Handbag" in the InStyle Independent Handbag Designer Awards. In order to be considered as a "Best Green Handbag," C a r n c e's designs must be made out of sustainable, recycled or organic materials.
Cole Haan has come out with the innovative Cole Haan FLX, which is a footwear and accessories line. The collection is composed of ultralight, ultra versatile, and ultra flexible looks perfect for the office, when running errands, or just hanging out. High quality craftsmanship and stylish design are two key components that are found throughout the line. With everything from gladiator sandals to a backpack made from performance fabrics inspired by Nike technology, Cole Haan FLX did not limit themselves when it comes to creativity.
What happens when you mold fashion and style with smart function for a stylishly busy woman? You get the Convertible Antrobus Bag. Alison Antrobus is a new designer that gloriously combines her architectural skills with her love for fashion and design, and has thus created the Convertible Antrobus Bag by Alison Antrobus. Clean lines and a classic detailing illuminate Alison Antrobus's chic style designs.
Boyy bags are my latest obsession dujour. They are unique in design and use custom hardware, which really sets their bags apart. Boyy accessories is the brainchild behind Jesse Dorsey and Wannasiri Kongman. Jesse moved to NYC in 1993 to pursue his music career. Wannasiri moved to the US in 2003 from Thailand and studied fashion design in NYC. She and Jesse met in 2004 and their creative sides meshed so well that they began to collaborate and launched the first collection of Boyy in Spring/Summer '06.
Stephanie Johnson launched her line of namesake travel accessories in 2000 after countless trips abroad and weeks spent packing and unpacking suitcases. Unruly belongings have no place in Johnson’s stylish Type A universe. Her thirst for organization, compounded by insatiable wanderlust, has made her a master consumer of packing order. After a beguiling 13 year run as a high-powered executive for MCI WorldCom, Johnson abandoned her stock options and six-figure salary and devoted herself fully to uniquely compartmentalized design. Johnson eschews the latest trends and seeks to continually re-imagine the perfect travel accessory. Her minimalist aesthetic keeps her continually motivated to create cleaner, more streamlined pieces that make the everyday cosmetic or toiletry bag surprisingly versatile.
Personal Style bloggers are becoming more and more popular. We no longer have to rely on magazines and designers to show us how to wear certain clothes or come up with unique outfits. I get most of my style inspiration from reading fashion blogs. One blogger that has caught my eye is Taylor, from Sterling Style. Her personal style is girly and bohemian ala Nicole Richie.
We have a sweet tooth for Petunia Pickle Bottom's recently released new collection for Spring 2010, Cake by Petunia. The name alone is scrumptious and so are the bags! Carry any one of their diaper bags and it will guarantee you to be dubbed "the chic mommy" of the neighborhood. Not only do these bags have a pocket or space for every mommy necessity you could think of, they are super stylish as well. Petunia Pickle Bottom is already loved by celebs such as: Christina Aguilera,
Today, people try to save rather than spend. I am trying to be one of those people and I will be thanks to Zenni Optical! For the last couple of years, I have spent over $2000 on my eyeglasses because my vision worsens about every 8 months. Each pair costs about $800 because of my horrible prescription, which is more money than I ever want to spend on a pair of eyeglasses. Nevertheless, I pay the price because I think of it as a trade-off for not looking like Steve Urkel from Family Matters.