For those of you who attended Cybermummy back in June, you can't have failed to miss Sian To's fluorescent pink satchel. Now, I have a love of all things vintage (especially jewellery) and a leather satchel is not only incredibly nostalgic but also very practical, so with this in mind, I treated myself to an early Christmas present.
Having seen how well made Sian's hot pink number was, my first port of call was to The Leather Satchel Company website where I was more than impressed by the array of different colours and combinations possible. You can quite literally design your own satchel to your own specification, which really *really* appealed to me as I like to be unique!
I opted for a mirror finish platinum leather satchel as not only does it look amazing, it is also limited edition due to the nature of production (never ever been achieved before using a natural leather base) which give it a degree of exclusivity. I called the workshop and the level of service was outstanding. I spoke to a really lovely chap called Keith and we discussed in depth what I was going to use the satchel for (client meetings/school run) and then had a look at what options would suit my needs. We decided on a 14" with briefcase handle and strap for a degree of flexibility. |This is THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD!!!! I placed my order and waited.
Now as a 20 years young (*ahem*) advertising bod who has seen it all and done it all with bells on (and then some), it takes a LOT to make me gasp with delight and gasp I did when I opened my parcel as it was a brown paper package tied up with string with an enchanting letter from Alice saying "read me". I resisted as this was a Christmas present to myself and stuck it under the Christmas tree.
That lasted all of 10 minutes, when egged on by various tweeters, I opened the parcel. My heart soared as I breathed in the heady smell of new leather and I was positively dazzled by the metallic finish....here is a very bad photo of me but a very good photo of the satchel....see how it goes with my lime green coat and LV scarf?
How amazing is that?!
Today, I took it on the school run where it was stroked and pawed by children and parents alike before I headed into Wimbledon for some last minute shopping. I was stopped in Costa by a 20 something who proclaimed "THAT is the most amazing bag I have ever seen" and you know what? She is absolutely right!
Peace and Love