Monday, June 15, 2009

Holy Cow

Several months ago Cheryl Schulke asked if I'd lend a hand with her new Stash Couture project. I'd just have to throw a satchel over my shoulder and let her snap, click and turn paparazzi on me. She left out one detail—that I'd have the most luxe, custom-crafted messenger bag draped across my body, and immediately want to order a baker's dozen.


The limited edition bags sell as fast as Cheryl makes them, but this Thursday, June 18th Stash Studios is stocking up. Whether by car or cattle, get to Premier Pilates in Cypress, Texas to see these artisan beauties in person. Fabricated from Brazilian steerhides [the same pelts used as upholstery and rugs in modern decor] and leather belt ends [often considered cast-off pieces], you'll never see your accessory coming and going. Only warning? It's impossible to choose just one. My second is on order as we speak.

[The steerhide industry sprang from the beef industry as a way to utilize something that would otherwise be wasted. In an effort to complete the circle of what Stash Studios is creating, a portion of each sale is donated to Heifer International. Spread the word!]

19 comments:

Stash said...

Thanks much Court!

Jacquie said...

I love creative pursuits. And a great looking bag, too!

Shani said...

That is so gorgeous, and I love that it lessens the waste from the processes!

...love Maegan said...

omg it's gorgeous! great photos too :)

b. said...

oh i just want to smooth that bag, it looks so touchable!

b x.

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erika said...

LOVE IT! Especially that brown one in the airstream picture.
XOXO
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Sanity Fair said...

This is BEAUTIFUL. I want one, and I don't like messenger bags! Wow. Second pic is my favorite.

julie y. said...

wow, how unique! i want one!

paula said...

such beautiful photos and bag, wow.

Shannon said...

Great bag! Thanks for sharing!

The Squirrel Girl said...

Beautiful, I want one now! Thanks for sharing!

Yoli said...

Wow that is very pretty and you totally rock the look!

Kimberlee said...

awesome! And can I please have a pair of your shoes as well? Killer!! xx

my little apartment said...

OMG!!

So I am moving to Chicago and my darling boyfriend got me a vintae bike for my bday...I just told with with rolling eyes "ugh, now I'm going to have to get a messenger bag".

THIS IS PERFECT.

I am emailing her now to order one. put in a good word for me! ;)

Liz Powers said...

Awesome bag... AWESOME shoes!!

beachbungalow8 said...

I say this all of the time behind your back, so know I'll just ask you-will you please be my personal wardrobe stylist? how fabulous do you look just tootling around town.

LouDuk said...

Environmentalist fashion, I like it.

Courtney said...

Those bags are gorgeous, and of course, you look effortlessly stylish toting them! Thanks for sharing!

benson said...

thanks Courtney- "treat myself to one"--I've bought two so far :) I couldn't decide and loved them!