I get asked all the time where my inspiration comes from for my vintage feathered handbags. First off, I love decadence, elegance, beauty, luxury and dress items that have timeless style with an edge. I love classic shapes and I have created a cool style that will go with any outfit from that little black dress to a baggy sweater and jeans. The vintage handbags I find and ‘up-cycle’ are from the 1950’s, 60’s & 70’s. These handbags were made to last and have strong classic shapes, frames and handles. They are very sturdy and even though some of them are still around after 50+ years, they are in amazing condition. I love to work with the strong-framed handbags as I feel they represent strength through time. I always think of the women who used these handbags before and what the stories of their lives might have been.
I wonder what each vintage piece has seen and where it has traveled throughout the world. ‘Up-cycling’ these vintage handbags in my designs are blank canvases to me on which I can create never-ending art and designs. There are so many beautiful colors and combinations, in addition to unlimited themes to draw inspiration from. I also seek out vintage jewelry for the embellishments from all over the world, some of which date back as early as the 1920’s. When you purchase an ICJUK Vintage Feathered Handbag, you know you are acquiring a handbag that truly transcends time and a unique one-of-a-kind piece of timeless ‘wearable art. I use Cruelty free feathers – there are many places on line to purchase from. I use genuine Swarovski crystals that are individually placed.
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