The Power of the Purse
Author: Anna Johnson
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761123774
Category: Design
Page: 486
View: 7799
Behold, the power of the purse! The must-have accessory for the fashion lover's desktop, Handbags delivers a year of showstopping clutches, hobos, totes, and satchels gorgeously photographed in full color. The beaded. The sequined. The fringed. The pleated. The antique. And the elegantly minimalist. Adapted from Anna Johnson's delightful bestseller Handbags. Ooh-la-la!

Hip Handbags

Creating & Embellishing 40 Great-Looking Bags
Author: Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781600594823
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
View: 3888
Art & Craft.

Making Leather Handbags

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781610594363
Page: N.A
View: 8906


Author: Judith Miller
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405322551
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 448
View: 4075
Indulge your passion for handbag fashion with collectables expert Judith Miller. Over 450 divine designs - from elegant Art Deco evening bags and vintage Pucci to everyday classics and novelty creations. Includes iconic pieces from Chanel, Hermès, Gucci, and Fendi with a star rating system indicating the value of every bag. The perfect guide for those desiring the ultimate accessory.

Never Too Many Handbags

Tips and Techniques for Creating Your Own Freeform Handbag
Author: Prudence Mapstone
Publisher: Prudence Mapstone
ISBN: 0958044325
Category: Crocheting
Page: 52
View: 1303

Handbags and Homicide

Author: Dorothy Howell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755354788
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 4515
HANDBAGS AND HOMICIDE, set in L.A.'s Garment District, is the first book in an exciting new series featuring the hilarious and irresisitible Haley Randolph. When Haley says she’d ‘kill for’ the latest fashions, she doesn’t actually mean it. Of course, she’d quite happily stamp on feet, pull hair and elbow rivals out of the way to get to a new designer bag. But when her boss at Holt’s department store is discovered dead in the store room fingers are pointed firmly at her! If Haley’s going to escape jail (not to mention the orange prison jumpsuits) she must find the murderer and prove her innocence. At least the hunky Ty Cameron seems to be on her side...

Making Handbags & Purses

50 Patterns & Designs from Casual to Corporate
Author: Carol Parks
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 9781579901493
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
View: 5837
This volume offers more than 50 handbags to sew, knit, or crochet - from basic hard-working everyday styles to glamorous evening bags. Patterns and step-by-step instructions are included, with tips on designing, choosing materials, plus adding decorative and durable linings.


Author: Tessa Paul
Publisher: Book Sales Inc
ISBN: 9780785825920
Category: Design
Page: 320
View: 1100


The Making of a Museum
Author: Judith Clark,Caroline Evans
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300186185
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 272
View: 9740
An exploration of the role of the handbag in the history of culture, fashion, and material production

Handbags and Halos

Author: Bernadette Strachan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444727990
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 6417
Nell Fitzgerald worries that her life is shallow and meaningless. She's right - it is. Stricken by an acute pre-mid-life crisis, she's walked out on her obstreperous boyfriend, moved in with her icy Knightsbridge grandmother and been forced to assume the role of faux girlfriend to closet gay TV presenter, Blair Taylor, by her merciless boss at the Morgan theatrical agency. In a desperate bid to inject a little depth into her existence, Nell enrols at 'Helping Hands' volunteer centre. There the frighteningly grown up coordinator, Phred, looks on in bemusement as a series of mishaps lead her to discover that 'doing good' doesn't offer the immediate rewards she'd bargained for. Can Nell juggle the demands of her two very different worlds as well as her eccentric family, perplexed girlfriends and unexpected feelings for Phred?

Dancing 'Round the Handbags

Author: Lynne Copp
Publisher: Ecademy Press
ISBN: 1907722645
Category: Self-Help
Page: 350
View: 4788
More than a self-development book for hardworking women, this guide is a catalyst for balancing the way they work and live. It helps women create clarity about dancing to their own tunes while maintaining balance between work and life.

Notable Knit Handbags

6 Projects with Cables, Entrelac, Beading, and Felting
Author: Carri Hammett,Margaret Hubert
Publisher: Creative Publishing int'l
ISBN: 1589237587
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 32
View: 9417
DIVSwitch up your handbag style as often as you want! Notable Knit Handbags is a pattern-filled booklet that takes you step-by-step into how to knit six different styles of handbags, from evening to messenger, to tote. No matter what your look, you’ll find a project suited to your style. You’ll even learn how to knit in the round and embellish with needle felting./div

Must Have Handbags

Author: Drew Emborsky
Publisher: Leisure Arts
ISBN: 1601405405
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 32
View: 5398
A bag for every reason, with styles that keep you on the cutting edge of fashion--in crochet! Drew Emborsky's handbag designs give you six very cool ways to take it all with you. Plus, optional handle instructions are included for three of the bags! The designs include Barrel Purse, Bucket-Style Tote, Purse, Swirl Handbag, Striped Purse, and Hobo Tote. Emborsky, also known as The Crochet Dude, is famous for his wildly popular blog, magazine features, books, and television appearances.

Dreams of Dead Women's Handbags

Author: Shena Mackay
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 034900711X
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
View: 3369
In stories as intriguing as their titles - 'Pink Cigarettes', 'Electric Blue Damsels', 'Other People's Bathrobes' - Shena Mackay demonstrates her uncanny ability to expose the menace of everyday life with humour and haunting accuracy. Harnessing Mackay's darkly comic vision, an astonishing originality and vibrant prose, these remarkable short works provide 'novel-worthy dimensions in a few pages' (New York Times Book Review).

Handbags And Gladrags

Author: Maggie Alderson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141905085
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
View: 1898
Emily Pointer would rather jog naked through Harvey Nichols' beauty hall than be seen with last season's handbag. A fashion stylist with Chic magazine, Emily is a natural blonde, a effortless size 10, travels the world for work and gets 30% discount at Prada. As far as she's concerned, life is perfect. So surely a night of wild sex with a hunky Australian photographer during the fashion show season in Milan will be just another fabulous experience to add to the package? Instead, Emily starts to discover that life can be messy- and the designer clothes in your closet can be squeezed out by the skeletons lurking in there too. From the bestselling author of Pants on Fire and a former magazine editor herself, comes the delicious tale of a woman who was kidding herself that another Birkin bag was all she needed to achieve fulfilment.

Hopscotch & Handbags

The Truth about Being a Girl
Author: Lucy Mangan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755365577
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 246
View: 1723
Just what does it mean to be a girl? Why is it not like being a boy? And why is that a good thing? Guardian columnist Lucy Mangan lifts the lid on the truth about being female. From your place within the family ('It's a girl! What a pity!') through the intricacies of what not to wear and who not to talk to, everything you need to know about losing your virginity, how to get along with your mother and get ahead in the workplace, this is a full and frank account of how it really is different for girls. Full of bittersweet memories and the sharpest observations, HOPSCOTCH & HANDBAGS may not be better than sex or shoes, but it is less messy and goes with everything.

Handbags and Gladrags

Author: Sally Worboyes
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409105164
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 7591
A wonderfully atmospheric novel of love and life in the 1960s from the queen of the East End saga Growing up in Bethnal Green, Charlotte longs for the day she's old enough to put on her gladrags and be part of the swinging sixties. But her parents have other plans and move out to the quiet of the countryside, leaving Charlie homesick as she grows into a beautiful young woman. So when a childhood friend walks back into her life just as Charlie turns eighteen, it seems like the chance she's been waiting for to return to the bright lights. Back in the old streets and alleyways of her childhood, there are plenty of people who have never forgotten her. Surrounded by friends and family, it's everything she's ever dreamed of. But Charlie's dreams are shattered when brutal violence strikes close to home. For it turns out that London has a dark side too, and the East End hides as many sinners as saints...

American Indian Needlepoint Designs for Pillows, Belts, Handbags & Other Projects

Author: Roslyn Epstein
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486229737
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 37
View: 6250
Information on the fundamentals of the craft prefaces diagrams of tribal designs scaled to number ten canvas

Handbags: A Love Story

Legendary Designs from Azzedine Alaïa to Yves Saint Laurent
Author: Monica Botkier
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062428365
Category: Design
Page: 240
View: 6140
In this sumptuous full-color compendium, award-winning designer Monica Botkier celebrates seventy of the most coveted bags of the past seventy-five years, from Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Hermès, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, and other international couture houses, as well as top bag designers such as Anya Hindmarch and Nancy Gonzalez. Exquisitely crafted luxury handbags are an obsession. The look, the feel of soft leather, that new bag smell that induces a swoon—a gorgeous handbag does more than complete a look, it telegraphs taste and chic, and it inspires envy, whether it’s an Hermès Birkin, a quilted Chanel Boy bag with its signature gold chain, or a Céline Mini Luggage Tote. Award-winning handbag designer Monica Botkier pays homage to these gorgeous objects of desire and the top couture houses and artists that have designed and produced them from the end of World War II to today. Handbags: A Love Story showcases the creations of designers such as Azzedine Alaïa, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Céline, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior, Mark Cross, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Givenchy, Goyard, Gucci, Hermès, Anya Hindmarch, Judith Leiber, Olympia Le-Tan, Loewe, Mansur Gavriel, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, Moschino, Mulberry, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Roger Vivier, Louis Vuitton, and more. This magnificent, eye-catching anthology tells the story of seventy bags in 200 stunning photographs and vintage and contemporary advertisements and illustrations, as well as quotes, anecdotes, and interviews with designers, stylists, and editors. Each entry offers a concise yet in-depth look at a specific bag and its history—from a celebrity muse, such as Jane Birkin, to collaborations such as the graffiti-splattered bags Marc Jacobs and Stephen Sprouse created for Louis Vuitton. An informative, entertaining exploration of how "It Bags" have influenced fashion, culture, and feminine identity, Handbags: A Love Story touches on a wide-range of subjects, such as how a bag is constructed and handbags on the silver screen. With an elegant full-color silkscreened cloth case and a thick acetate four-color jacket; two long, wide satin markers, and two-color endpapers, this gorgeous tribute is an essential accessory for handbag fanatics, fashion lovers, and pop culture enthusiasts.

A Guide to Making Leather Handbags - A Collection of Historical Articles on Designs and Methods for Making Leather Bags

Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447483146
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 72
View: 3887
This vintage collection of articles offers insights into the fundamental practice of leathercraft, with a special focus on the leather bag. This early text on leather craft includes historical articles that would be both expensive and hard to find. It contains easy to follow instructions on making leather gloves, and of the designs and techniques involved. Contents include: Leather Crafting; Applied Leathercraft - Chris Groneman; Be Clever With Leather - C W Read; Leather Bags and Purses - Elise Mochrie; Leathercraft - Robert Thompson; Leatherwork - F J Christopher. Extensively illustrated with instructional diagrams and photographs, it is suited to the leatherwork novice and enthusiast alike, with many details still of practical use today. We are republishing this rare work in a high quality, modern and affordable edition, featuring reproductions of the original artwork and a newly written introduction.