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Art of the Handbag: Crazy Beautiful Bags by Clare Anthony

By Clare Anthony

"I locate that it can be crucial to have at the least one purse for every of the 10 kinds of social occasions." - omit Piggy. most ladies may accept as true with leave out Piggy - or even those that disagree could imagine one bag for all events isn't quite adequate. Ever because the reticule got here into type after the French Revolution, girls were connected to their purses. And no matter if you're a lady of relaxation who desires a tiny bag to hold a lipstick, comb, and replicate or a operating lady who wishes a satchel to carry your cellular phone, e-reader, desktop, water bottle, make-up, lunch, and no matter what else you wish during a protracted day, you're certain to be enchanted via the range of luggage featured during this lavishly illustrated booklet. a superb variety of luggage is presented--from Judith Leiber's sculpted, crystal-studded steel "minaudières" to James Piatt's "Peacekeeper" purse with its knuckleduster deal with, from Lulu Guinness's crimson snakeskin "Lips" grasp to Hester van Eeghen's dependent "Monocle" bag, from Kathleen Dustin's beautiful "Rose Bud" wrist handbag to Inés Figaredo's unfashionable "Telephone" shoulder bag. It's a exhibit gallery of 25 modern purse designers, and it positive aspects over a hundred crafty creations. The loopy appealing luggage during this publication offer ideal accents for each cloth cabinet.

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The structured lines of the bag are softened by the elegant ladylike curves at the top, sides, and flap. indd 57 (Ray) (Fogra 39)Job:07-31000 Title:MBI-Art of the Handbag #175 Dtp204 Page:57 8/1/13 7:40 PM 8/1/13 7:36 PM The Bauhaus movement of the early twentieth century combined elements of fine art with design to create beautiful and useful objects. Hester van Eeghen’s “Quarter L” bag meets all those criteria. A long calfskin rope strap attached at either end of the zipper allows the bag to be slung over a shoulder—and changes the orientation of the “Quarter L” from a structured geometric shape to that of a graceful fan.

It’s for the beach,” Lagerfeld explained after his Paris spring/summer 2013 runway show . Luckily, the bag is also made in a much smaller size for the street . indd 37 (Text) (Ray) (Fogra 39)Job:07-31000 Title:MBI-Art of the Handbag #175 Dtp204 Page:37 37 8/1/13 7:38 PM 8/1/13 7:35 PM CydeliC by Choryin Bringing Fantasy to Life Choryin Choi was born in Hong Kong and moved to Canada in his early teens . While studying at Seneca College in Toronto, Choi won both the Textile Design Award and the Fashion Arts Award .

Feathers, fish skin, cicada shells, beetle wings, seahorses, tree bark, moss—you name it and Choi has probably incorporated it into one of his bags . Made with pheasant feathers, buffalo teeth, dried moss, and leather, Choi’s “Pheasant” bag (opposite page) could almost be mistaken for a Native American headdress were it not for the chain straps and buffalo-horn handle . indd 39 (Ray) (Fogra 39)Job:07-31000 Title:MBI-Art of the Handbag #175 Dtp204 Page:39 8/1/13 7:38 PM 8/1/13 7:35 PM If ever there was a bag perfect for woodsy nature lovers, Cydelic by Choryin’s cork “Beetle” bag is it .

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