My mum had a beautiful crocodile purse in the back of her closet that I had always admired. I ended up holding onto it and using it for a couple of nights out paired with my crocodile pumps from Milan. As it turns out I really had a bigger vision for this little bag.
It now lives in my new leather vignette along with old trunks, leather, and found objects I have collected from my travels. I had envisioned the project as a way to display old world trends, and a way to create a beautiful story describing the most coveted material in the world. The leather vignette is now a part of the MLAB, and is the product of late nights, glasses of my favorite prosecco, and bonding with Melanie (aka: Parisian Diva) who voluntarily put lots of work into the display. She certainly knows her way around power tools!
A few of my favorites from the display:
– The appropriately named “Ether” leather from Ecco. The unique Napa grain provides a soft touch, and the yellow foiled iridescence finish travels across the grain like the northern lights. (You have to see it to believe it)
– A silk screen door from the Philippines circa 1920’s sets the mood of the display. Risa and I found this one during a trip to our favorite, Hippo Hardware.