I came to bag design by accident. I am passionate about design in general. Creating spaces which are practical, flow and visually appealing. I love objects, homewares, textures that are visually appealing.
The accidental journey into bags and accessories became a passion. I couldn't find a bag that worked for me. I bought bags that looked good and discovered they weren't comfortable. Often the leather created a bag that was heavy. The strap was always an issue. Too thin, too short to wear cross body. Visually unappealing. I couldn't find objects in my bag and that was a huge source of frustration.
I became quite obsessed to find a solution. I started designing the perfect bag for me. I only wanted one bag. I wanted a bag that was lightweight and comfortable. It had to be stylish, timeless and a "go to" for whatever my day evolved into. I travelled a lot. It needed to be practical. I wanted to find things in my bag at my fingertips by touch.
It has been quite a journey. Sometimes in my travels I had occasions when I didn't want a big bag. Going out to dinner, theatre, a quick trip to the shops or out for an occasion. That's when I started designing the convertible wallet. Always with me in my bag and with the strap attached an item by itself.
I rarely take the strap off. I just wrap it around the wallet and in my bag it goes.
My age is part of the story. I have started a business at an age where my friends are talking retirement. I hope to inspire other women this is possible. It's about taking one action and moving forward. Creating a ripple. I took that step into a world of design in which I had no previous experience. I am passionate about inspiring other women this is possible.
My motto is if I can.... you can.... we can. I love creating a community of connection.