I believe that designing handbags was always on my agenda. In fact, the seeds were sewn many years ago for the realisation of the Pamela_P brand. I was obsessed with my favourite glamorous aunts black patent leather jewellery box, which she had given to my mum and which contained mum’s jewellery. I spent my time un-picking the lock with the aid of a hairpin and broke its contents, refashioning them into adornments for my dolls clothes. “I should really have been a cat burglar, not a designer”. The shape was rectangular and its interior was lined in sky blue satin. I remember the sound it made as I unlocked it with the hairpin. Since then I’ve always had a fascination with irregularly shaped handbags. I would spend my Saturday job money on vintage bags from a great shop in Covent Garden, which still exists today. Feast your eyes on the lovely pictures in our latest post. They’re all from a book I have called Handbags: The Making of A Museum by Judith Clark. The museum is called the Simone Handbag Museum in Seoul.

EVENING BAG, FRENCH, 1940’s. Suede, Metal and Rhinestones.

HANDBAG, BRITISH, 1800’s. Leather and Metal.

CARTIER, FRENCH, 1920’s. Suede, Gold, Emeralds & Diamonds.

PURSE, FRENCH, 1900’s. Glass, Enamel, Leather and Silver.

MCQUEEN, CLUTCH, BRITISH, 2010. Leather, Metal, Rhinestone, Pearl.




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