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!]