Handbag Designer 101| The Tote

The tote bag is the go to silhouette for designers and handbag fans alike and the only bag that you can sell to someone who doesn’t even need a bag. When I was designing bags, totes were my favorite to make and I made several different styles and sizes. Even now, I prefer a tote over a traditional handbag any day.

Here a few great styles.

1. Marimekko, Marimekko.com 2, Pink Koala Design, Society6.com 3. Geek Tote, Madewell.com 4. Hable Construction, hableconstruction.com 5. Boden, Bodenusa.com
1. Marimekko, Marimekko.com
2, Pink Koala Design, Society6.com
3. Geek Tote, Madewell.com
4. Hable Construction, hableconstruction.com
5. Boden, Bodenusa.com

 

Hello.

 

Welcome to We Are F.A.S.H.I.O.N | a creative lifestyle blog!

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriett Tubman

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The purpose of this blog is to inspire, encourage, and empower everyone to reach their fullest potential, live their lives by design and be what they were created to be.

“She designed a life she loved.”

I’m trying something a little different. When I look around my office, I see home accessories by Orla Kiely, fashion illustrations by OhJoy , books about sewing, textiles and patternmaking, my own prints on fabric and my totes bags based on my own patterns. I ♥ design in all forms. I love looking at Houzz and Apartment Therapy as much as I love Print and Pattern and Burda Style.

In September, I made a vow to move in the direction of sharing my love of all things design by mentoring  girls in my area. This blog is sort of an extension of myself and my creative calling from the ultimate Creator. I’ll share my own tote bag patterns, prints, and DIY creations as well as all the great stuff that influences me in the world of design. Everything from product reviews, book reviews, to fashion mood boards and so much more.

 

Fabric Love| Izak Zenou Who’s That Girl

KonaLover_Badges_200I’m all about a girly print and this one does not disappoint. Check it out at Robert Kaufman where they have some great coordinates for this print.

Design runs full width of fabric:

from etsy.com
AZKL-14167-205a
from hawthornethreads.com

Soul Suga’|we are fashion

Fashionable. Fierce. Fantastic. Females. Fabulous. Fresh. Free. Fearless. Fighters. Awesome. Artistic. Alive. Amazing. Attractive. Appealing. Admirable. Stimulating. Splendid. Strong. Smooth. Spectacular. Stunning. Successful. Stylish. Skillful. Smashing. Special. Helpful. Healthy. Happy. Humane. Inspirational. Important. Imaginative. Incredible. Impressive. Impassioned. Outrageous. Outstanding. Nurturing. Nice. Now.

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Soul Suga’|Success

be the change“Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity To seize everything you ever wanted. One moment Would you capture it or just let it slip?

“So here I go it’s my shot. Feet, fail me not, this may be the only opportunity that I got,

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment You own it, you better never let it go You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a lifetime”

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