I sketched the first piece in this collection while I was on holiday, waiting out a four-day rainstorm in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. I sat looking out at the rain-drenched beach with my sketchbook trying to channel a sunny and beautiful location. I remembered my hiking trip in Cinque Terre, Italy with pretty pastel houses hanging onto the cliffsides in each town. One of my favourite pics was this house covered in bright purple flowers spilling off the balcony.
I always loved the colours of the flowers and I thought they would look lovely climbing on a garden trellis on the Imogen clutch. This was the first design of the Imogen clutch bag in morning bloom which featured these vibrant flowers on a white background:
During sampling, the Imogen clutch was changed to a light rose colour with white silk organza flowers. A little sparkle was added using rose Swarovski crystals and finally, a deep sky blue lining was chosen for ladies that might want a little "something blue" when they use the bag.
The flower theme was carried through to the more playful, multi-coloured Luna clutch and the elegant, black and gold Sophie clutch. They are a lovely addition to any spring or summer outing. See the bags in our Blooms Collection.