By Clare Anthony

"I locate that it is necessary to have at the very least one purse for every of the 10 kinds of social occasions." - omit Piggy. most girls might accept as true with pass over Piggy - or even those that disagree might imagine one bag for all events isn't particularly adequate. Ever because the reticule got here into kind after the French Revolution, ladies were connected to their purses. And no matter if you're a girl of rest who desires a tiny bag to hold a lipstick, comb, and replicate or a operating lady who wishes a satchel to carry your cellphone, e-reader, computer, water bottle, make-up, lunch, and no matter what else you would like during an extended day, you're absolute to be enchanted by way of the diversity of luggage featured during this lavishly illustrated e-book. an excellent diversity of baggage 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 pink snakeskin "Lips" grasp to Hester van Eeghen's stylish "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 gains over a hundred crafty creations. The loopy appealing luggage during this publication supply excellent accents for each dresser.

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The result is a miniature work of art that can be also be carried to a party, the theater, or, of course, a ball. indd 55 (Text) (Ray) (Fogra 39)Job:07-31000 Title:MBI-Art of the Handbag #175 Dtp204 Page:55 55 8/1/13 7:40 PM 8/1/13 7:36 PM Hester van eegHen Playing with the Unexpected Hester van Eeghen began designing handbags at university. She didn’t think she could make a living at it, so she decided to study law. Before long, however, Van Eeghen realized she had to follow her passion. She learned the art of leather construction from a suitcase designer who encouraged her to pay attention to details, no matter how small.

Surely, the artisans shared a smile while handcrafting this bag. The inside pouch and shoulder strap are soft black Napa leather.

Her juxtaposition of metal and organic material creates a textural contrast that heightens the beauty of the natural forms. The sterling silver seed heads of the “Dandelion” bag may look delicate, but unlike the real thing, they won’t drift away if you blow on them. To create the round shape, Gibbs laid netting over a plastic dome and then used PVA glue to harden it. After removing the net from the dome, she covered it with metallic silk organza inside and out before sewing on the cast seed heads and frame.

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