Leave it to one of my absolute favorite websites, CoutureLab.com to "discover" one of the more interesting handbag lines I have seen as of late...Sunny Rose.
Masterfully created by Nigerian born designer Maureen Okogwu, Sunny Rose is inspired by her world view. The name, which I adore by the way (so cheerful) is actually a combo of the first names of her father and mother (I love it even more)...there is something so powerful about drawing on one's deep connection to those most important. I always feel that when designers are truly inspired by the people and places that affect them profoundly that the passion becomes so evident in their work.
The Sunny Rose handbags are fabulous works of art...each handmade bag is composed of exotic skin strips connected to each other with jeweled metallic fastenings. One is more fabulous than the next. Remember my blog about the anti-It Bag? Well I wish I knew about Sunny Rose back then...these are not bags you will see on every street corner...they are way too special! They are however the ultimate statement piece...why run with the pack, when you can inspire and lead the pack?
Her Green Mesh Bag is gorgeous!! Here is the perfect description from CoutureLab. "This unusual small handbag has been handcrafted from small pieces of dark green sea snake leather, intricately linked together with brass hoops to form a mesh-like fabric. The handle has been created from multiple leather strands and three different sizes of green Swarovski crystal beads. The interior is lined with khaki green satin, featuring two pouch pockets and a mobile phone compartment. A crocodile tail pendant encrusted with green Swarovski crystals hangs over the opening to hold the bag closed." Yes, ladies you can carry this color now...safari chic is in! It also comes in a grayish white tone which I have to admit I favor...the gold hardware adds just the right amount of summer heat.
OK, I know what you are thinking...how can I afford something so beautiful...it must cost a fortune. Well, guess what? Not only are the Sunny Rose bags to-die, they are also quite wallet friendly at about $700. Yes, they are smallish, but I still say...not bad for something so fab!!!!