Created by the up-and-coming designer Katherine Kwei comes this beautiful Teresa Hobo in Cream - tPF's January Bag Giveaway!
With the Spring/Summer 2007 launch of her own handbag line, Kwei's designs aspire to seamlessly blend modernity with tradition by creating her own unique texture by using luxury materials, while always keeping to her signature Chinese "Eternity" knot-inspired weave as the main focus. Her goal is to create collections that are of outstanding quality and timeless designs - much like the art of Chinese knotting that she learned from her grandmother, that has inspired and been integrated throughout her work. Kwei's own style blends everything from luxury brands to vintage pieces to the latest street wear to create a polished, yet chic and playful, figure-flattering silhouette. Her refined sensibility is reflected in her pieces appealing to a woman who is confident and secure in her own sense of style.
I like the Teresa Hobo, particularly in Amber. Not only is the bag the perfect size for me, but it can be carried by hand with it's dual handles or slung over the shoulder by the added shoulder strap. Amber is a lovely neutral that will carry you from one season to another with little trouble. It's not too dark for summer or too light for winter.
My favorite bag of Katherine Kwei's is the Teresa Hobo---it's SO different and very unique. It's not too *fashiony* ! It looks extremely wearable. I especially love all of the details on the front and on the ends. And of course the detatchable shoulder strap. And the camel color is so versatile and perfect for spring/summer.
My second favorite would be the Anneka shoulder bag----so unique!
I will certainly be looking into her bags further!
The purse I fell in love with would be the Zara Clutch in putty. As a history fanactic I love things that give off a classic old world appeal. To me this bag represents the Victorian era with its classic color and design. It seems to me that it would be seen in the streets of London on aristocrats.