It is still life in the fashion slow lane and Marco the Pug still sleeps under my desk. The journey continues, from Italy to Hong Kong. From Seattle to Los Angeles...
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Tomorrow going to look at the leather in Italy at the Linea Pelle show. It will be interesting to see what the new colors are. I need to restock my swatches, it has been 18 months and all my swatches are old. I hope its a nice trip.
Jan Klier, a talented photographer friend of mine who is based of NYC, did a small photo shoot for me. It is interesting to see how the background and lighting of a shoot can make it appear sexy or dramatic. He took a few simple wallets and iphone cases and some lighting skills and made the items appear very luxurious and fabulous. Its amazing what a little fur and black background can do!
I met this really great family owned business in Milan that manufactures and has traditional and unique hardware for handbags and leather goods. In fact, I liked them so much that I decided to help them to bring their business to the USA market. They have great quality hardware and I like the fact that they are a family run business and they can do smaller MOQ for custom hardware!
Check out their online catalog here, and if you want to order something please feel free to contact me or contact them directly, I teamed up with them to help with the USA market. Smart Accessori
If you need help with your handbag design and collection development, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I have been in handbag design for 15 years and can help you design and get your collection manufactured. We work with leather and non leather materials.
For more info on handbag and accessories design check out www.tarasauvage.com
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La Jolla, CA
Yesterday the news was all about the high school shooting in Florida. The Facebook posts starting piling up last night as more and more people lamented about how we need change and how there are too many guns in America. Then the other people who own guns went on a rampage and say that they have the right to own guns and it is mental illness and not guns that are killing people. The argument could go on until the cows come home. This post is not about the arguments.
There is another aspect that needs to be looked at closer. That is the disconnect in our society. We have more money today, we are more connected than ever with our digital devices, but at the same time, we are more disconnected.
Now children do not come out to play. Instead, they sit inside their bedrooms playing video games or watching youtube videos. Tweens and teens spend hours on Instagram and social media. A generation or two ago teens met after school at the local burger joint. They talked to their friends in perso…