When you think “fashion”, the place that least comes to mind is Amsterdam. Katie Grigoratou, the designer of Morelle Handbags is finally putting it on the map. This extrodinary city served as a huge inspiration for Grigoratou and it shows — her latest collection of from-day-to-night bags are surprisingly luxurious and stand out on their own with any outfit.
Grigoratou’s story is like that of many aspiring designers. Having always loved to design and sew, she started making bags with inspirations she drew from the historic city of Amsterdam as well as everyday situations in her life. Grigoratou started selling her bags on Etsy and after having mega success on the site officially launched her line in 2008.
Grigoratou’s mission was to design functional quality bags that would still stand out in the middle of a busy city. Her obvious love of color can be seen in her Spring/Summer 2010 line which is filled with über-practical bags in beautiful shades of peach, orange, aqua and roseberry among others. Morelle handbags are also produced with lavish Italian leathers that are naturally tanned and vegetable died with no chemicals — producing quality handbags while being environmentally friendly is also extremely important to Grigoratou. Whether you plan to go for a casual brunch on a summer Sunday or a dinner date on a snowy Wednesday, Morelle handbags will always make a great addition to your wardrobe and a fun indulgence for yourself — none of the bags are over $300. And if you are ever in Preveza, Greece don’t forget to visit their first shop opening soon.
The scandalous lives of the ever popular cast of Gossip Girl is not the sole reason for the show’s huge success. It’s also the fabulous fashion trends that are revealed. The very latest arm candy seen on Blake Lively a.k.a Serena van der Woodsen shooting scenes for the upcoming season of the high school drama is none other than the gorgeous Loyola bag in violet by Bryna Nicole. As many of you know, I had the pleasure of interviewing Bryna a couple of weeks ago and am absolutely in love with her colorful trendy bags. Don’t forget to get yourself your very own Loyola satchel that comes in a variety of colors such as Black Croco, Grey, Red patent, Chocolate, Cream and of course Violet! Come fall, you will undoubtedly be in style and ready for some hot romance like the lovely guys and gals of Gossip Girl.
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After much anticipation, Melanie Auld — one of my favorite designers, is launching a new line of handbags this fall. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak and report back— take a look at a couple of my favorites.
Much like Melanie’s jewelry, (famous for gracing the necks of Hayden Panettiere, Lindsay Lohan and the like), her handbags too are an elegant combination of playful yet simple sophistication. Being an avid traveler herself, Melanie knows the importance of a trusty companion to have on various adventures — a great bag. So it’s no wonder that Melanie’s collection has a bag suited for every trendy and practical woman in mind.
While most bags and clutches barely have space for your lip-gloss, Melanie’s designs are roomy with pockets for essentials such as cell phones, change and keys. Some bags, like the Mainland bag have a longer strap that can also be worn across the shoulder if needed. The entire collection is made with the softest lambskin, so not only are the bags comfortable and convenient to carry but they are also of the highest quality. Available in a variety of fun colors such as, red, blue, cream, cognac and plum, Melanie’s bags are definitely where style meets comfort, and quality that is affordable — rare combinations in the fashion world today. To check out Melanie’s newest handbag collection visit her website for more information. I have my name written on the Park bag — which one is yours?