Pockets to Purses: Fashion + Function

Pockets to Purses: Fashion + Function

Gallery FIT March 6 – 31, 2018 Did you miss Pockets to Purses at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City? Check out the exhibition website for a recap. Pockets to Purses: Fashion + Function Pockets and purses are often presented as...
Henrik Møller Dragestil Purse

Henrik Møller Dragestil Purse

In the 1880s a dragon got loose in Norway. Actually it was more like hundreds of dragons got loose. You could see them peaking out under the eaves of churches, ski chalets and homes. Their sinewy forms wrapped around wooden roofs and stone arches. These sly serpents...
Royal Purses

Royal Purses

ROYAL PURSES Author: Barbara Catanese   Purses that belonged to particular people are always charming; as for me I have a deep penchant for history.  Therefore when, some time ago, I succeeded in acquiring this purse, I was overwhelmed by strong emotions. As you...
UK could completely ban ivory trade by 2018

UK could completely ban ivory trade by 2018

By Gabriella Angeleti The Art Newspaper Oct. 6, 2017 The UK government has announced a 12-week consultation to ban the sale and export of ivory objects entirely by 2018 with the aim of curbing the illicit trade and protecting African elephants from extinction. The...
Purse Collector: Melissa Overdorf

Purse Collector: Melissa Overdorf

By June D. Bell CostCo Connection October, 2017 MELISSA OVERDORF’S purse obsession began innocently enough, with a 1940s petit point Asprey of London handbag she inherited from her grandmother in 1999. Before long, the smitten Seattle resident was hunting down vintage...