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The Truly Wicked one that bagged my heart

12 Sep

Ever since I can remember  I have been obsessed with bags…

The filling of them, the carrying of them to places that don’t require one, the collecting of them, the outfits built around them, the rare ones, the statement ones, the vintage materials, the freshly bought bag feeling and the excitement of transferring the past from one bag into the future of the new.

A friend of mine came back from Vancouver last year sporting an amazing little bag that had been hand made by a lady she befriended whilst living there, Rachel Caffrey. It was black with red piping, vintage style shape and a Zombie/Horror themed material that emblazoned both sides. I was instantly ‘bag envious’. Some months went by and I was ambling around Camden Market, specifically the store Black Rose, when I spotted my next bag. Sat there, all glittery and retro looking, with it’s Day Of The Dead skulls material in bright colours (a theme i’m fast becoming obsessed by), fur interior and desirable detailing. I HAD to have it!

I wasn’t so flush the day that I saw it, but I made sure to return often to check it was still there for a day when I could justify spending a pretty penny on such a pretty bag. Plus it was a one-off, that made me want it all the more!

So more months had passed and I was visiting Camden again with my friend (whom I originally mentioned with her Zombie bag) and there it was, sat there on the shelf in the shop, with it’s ‘come-hither’ glitter. I had just come in to some money and decided the day had come to put a smile on my face. I picked it up with a Cheshire Cat grin and took it to the till. The lady who works there rejoiced at my purchase decision as she too loved it and said it was by far her favourite of the bunch.

My friend was looking at the bag with me when she realised that it was a ‘Wicked Purse’ made exclusively by her friend Rachel in Vancouver!

She was happy with her fond memories and I was more than happy with my new Wicked purse.

Clean, robust stitching across the fabric which I have been told is also used by Rachel’s husband in his car interior customisations which he does for a living!

Super soft fur interior with fabric pockets echoed from the front panel material.

Wicked Purses for sure!

Cute skull zip detail.

You would hardly believe this bag was completely hand made!

My current bag set-up. 😀 (Purse and compact mirror both from Black Rose)

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