May 29, 2009
Jazz Up That Handle
On my way back from my vacation in March, I was sitting next to this woman with the most beautiful orange Hermes Birkin bag in 30 cm. Besides eyeing her orange bag with envy for 12 hours, I noticed she made her Birkin even more interesting by wrapping an orange color Hermes twilly around the double handles, one twilly on each handle. A twilly which retails for $125 at Hermes is a long silk ribbon about 2 inches wide and 33 inches long. The overall look was so pretty and unique.So I have this Coach bag from years ago which is just left to gather dust in my bag closet. I took it out and wrapped a long chiffon scarf around the handle and voila this conservative bag became a little more interesting. I think I will try to find a brighter long scarf to make this pop even more. This can be achieved with any color/printed fabric strip of choice. It's best to use a strip no more than 2 inches wide to achieve a clean sleek look. I can't wait to try this with other bags. What do you do to make your bag more interesting?