While on my trip this week, I picked up a few beautiful pieces of fabric for summer totes so getting back to the Waterstone studio today was at the top of my list. I was able to complete and photograph this first tote today. I’m in love with this fabric and knew immediately which recycled leather I would use.
The recycled leather handles, font pocket and flower came from a great, weathered Coach bag I’d gotten my hands on recently. The inside green cotton lining seems to complement it pretty well.
I don’t know about you but I absolutely love having a handbag with both black and brown. Maybe it was because I was brought up to think that accessories need to match, but I seem to have some sort of psychological hang up in that department. We’re working to correct that. At any rate, I love the tan and black fabric with the brown leather.
Do you think about mixing black and brown or gold and silver when putting your daily outfits together?
Or am I the only one who was possibly irreversibly brainwashed in teenage finishing school?