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 San Diego
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Warm my Face
What if all you understand Could fit into the center of our hand? Then you found it wasn't you Who held the sum of everything you knew We're insane but not alone, You hold on and let go Like the sun we will live to rise Like the sun we will live and die and then ignite again Like the sun we will live to rise again What if the one thing that I missed Was everything I need to pass the test? And if I fail what happens then? Can I still count on you as a friend? We're insane but not alone, You hold on and let go Like the sun we will live to rise Like the sun we will live and die and then ignite again Like the sun we will live to rise again, again, again, again. Warm my face Warm your face Warm my face Warm your face Warm my face Warm your face Warm my face Warm your face Warm my face Warm your face Like the sun we will live to rise Like the sun we will live and die and then ignite again Like the sun we will live to rise Like the sun we will live and die and then ignite again Like the sun we will live to rise again, again.
Love this song to get me thru tough times. It reminds me to push myself and rise again, even when I feel like so defeated. Never give up, rise again, like the sun. Awesome.
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 Ciao, Tara Sauvage Designer Sauvage Private Label
Ciao! I get a lot of emails from other start up handbag designers looking for free advice. I don't usually give out free advice but sometimes if I am feeling generous I will blog about it or if you call me at the right time I will give out the information over the phone. Often I get asked where I get my handbags made. I don't give out names of my overseas factories, but I can list a few of my USA factories. I have made handbags with Portchester USA in Long Island City. I did like the quality and I did like the owner of the factory. He was helpful, cheerful and honest. (I can't say the same for all handbag factory owners.) I don't know how he is doing today, I will have to call him to say hello. He only makes leather handbags, so don't contact him if you want to make fabric bags. For more information please see their website www.portchesterusa.com and tell them Tara Sauvage referred you. I will add more to my list in a future blog. The h
Life in the Barrio A young American woman views on life in a remote village in Southern Davao, The Philippines (Disclaimer: I wrote this when I was 25 years old and this story is based own personal experiences & travel journal entries at that time) I have traveled to the Philippines three times. I always go to the same place in Southern Davao on Mindanao Island. Life in “the barrio” I visit there is very interesting. The barrio consists of a group of houses in one area of the province, like a subdivision of the main town. In Southern Davao, most of the families live in the same general area. When a couple gets married, they build a house on their family plot of land, so everyone in the family lives closely together. Gossip. Everyone knows what everyone else in doing; gossip is the mainstay of life. Because there are no telephones and no jobs for the women, most of the housewives sit around and gossip. After returning from their menial jobs,