Artful, unique "fashion re-fashioned" handbags.
The legacy of vintage, richness of old world craftsmanship, & delight of "art for the arm".
I started creating handbag art from upcycled components in 2005, purely for my own entertainment. Women immediately started asking "Where did you get that bag?", and then "I want it--can I buy it?" The rest is ... well, history.
Read more about my award-winning bags & their stories on my blog, HERE.
|A Tale of Two Fish!||Evil Jungle Princess||Here Kitty, Kitty!|
A Tale of Two Fish Vintage black patent handbag with ornate gold toned handle. Two gold toned "kissing" fish. 12" x 6.5" x 1"; handle drop 2.5". Sometimes a bag's 'story' shows up as--heaven forbid--a limerick! "I'll tell you a tale of two fish...
|Evil Jungle Princess Retro black faux straw tote with wooden circle handles attached with ornate straw lacing. Vintage wooden beaded Ghanian mask surrounded by black feathers. 18" x 16" x 5". Unlined. Interior side fabric pocket. Detachable brass...|
Black vintage hexagonal box heavy gabardine evening bag with pouch top, drawstring, long cord shoulder strap and a bright red satin lining. Six different bejeweled and enameled cats frolic around the panels on the bag. 5" x 5" x 8" (top of...
|In Good Faith||My Friend Flicka||Night Time|
Black vintage lizard "After Five" frame handbag with a large brass Celtic cross on the bag's front. Black satin interior with back slot pocket. It still has its original tiny frame change purse still attached with its tiny brass chain. 8.5" x 6"...
My Friend Flicka Vintage rust croc-embossed leather Furla envelope clutch with snap closure, detachable shoulder strap and a frisky gold-toned horse frolicking across lush rust feathers. Zippered interior pocket. 13" x 9" x .5"; handle drop 21"....
Black vintage leather clasp top clutch with large, deep zippered front pocket with another zippered inside pocket. Black gabardine lining. Shoulder chain can be tucked in so bag can be carried as a clutch. Three retro watches with black leather...
|Summer Frolic||This IS my Game Face!||Trophy Bag|
|Oval vintage straw bag with loop closure and long shoulder strap. A gorgeous Mexican tile sun face nests in matching jewel-toned blue feathers. 9" x 6" x 3; circumfrence 24.5". Hnadle drop 15". Unlined. Detachable brass Dress Up Cat logo tag has...||Large black vintage patent leather handbag with faux tortoise shell handles with a dyed wooden tribal mask resting on a bed of lush rust feathers. Silver toned metal feet. Black satin lining. Zippered central pocket and side pockets, and another...||Brown vintage snake flap handbag with brass lion face and brass tassles along the flap. 8.5" x 8.5" x 3". Handle drop 6". Lined with buff colored suede, two deep central pockets with zippered side change pocket and two slot pickets. Classic bag...|
|Simba Samba||Ancient Twilight|
|Simba Samba Cream colored vintage patent leather handbag with matching tuck-in metal handle, a carved gold-toned & faux ivory elephant face and lush feathers. 9" x 6" x 1" Apricot colored satin interior. Detachable brass Dress Up Cat logo tag...||Maroon patent leather clutch with tuck in handle, lush maroon feathers & carved brown jade. 13" x 5.5" x 1". Black fabric interior with dual attached change purses. Detachable brass Dress Up Cat logo tag has the bag's title. Our Dressed Up...|
2008 Independent Handbag Designer Awards Finalist;
2009 Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum People's Choice Award;
2009 Phoenix Best Local Shops - Accessories
2009 Phoenix Magazine list of the Top 33 Coolest People, Places & Things in the Valley
2009 Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art "Mannequin as Muse" Exhibitor
2010 Phoenix Art Museum Arizona Costume Institute Presenter
2010 Art for Progress NYC Fashion Week Show (invited)
2010 JuliB Style Awards Finalist
Also seen here: The CBS Morning Show, AZ KTVK Ch.3, AZ FOX TV Ch. 10, Arizona Republic, East Valley Tribune, Phoenix Business Journal, Chosen Magazine, Frontdoors Magazine, Trends Magazine, So Scottsdale, Arizona Woman, Prospere-magazine.com, the luxuryspot.com, About.com Accessories column & more!
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