Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Folles Aux Kage
As we all diddle away at our day jobs—The Blackberrie, unfortunately, not being mine—we dream about what we want to be doing. What we could be doing. What we would be being if we weren’t held captive of our own cubicle. Okay, so I don’t actually sit in a cubicle—that was purely for dramatic affect—but you catch my drift.
This is exactly why we would like to salute Creations by Kage. After spending several years working in advertising and art buying, USC alum turned New Yorker, Kristin Holstein, decided she wanted to do something she truly enjoyed. So took some design classes at FIT and shortly after, Kage, a line of handbags reflecting her personal style, was born.
Her debut season, Spring/Summer 2007, is available now. The line is simple and compact, offering two styles; the Stormy tote for day, and the Jackson clutch for evening. Each style is available in five classic colors from saddle to midnight.
These bags are useful, wearable and still reasonably affordable. And the subtle preppy details—embossed Kage monogram and horseshoe charm—set them apart from the pack.
Final Word: With the alarming amount of wannabe fashionistas and the increasing ubiquity of Canal Street knock-offs, I have developed an aversion to any type of "It" bag. Buy these under-the-radar totes direct from the designer and maintain your personal panache. Contact Kristin at firstname.lastname@example.org.