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~reBORN*







... ASHLEY WATSON and her team handcraft one-of-a-kind leather products using exclusively recycled material. She began designing handbags with recycled leather, inspired by the original features of soft and gently worn jackets purchased from charity thrift stores. She ultimately incorporates these features, such as pockets and seams, into each unique bag or wallet design. ~Fabulousss...I think worn-leather is even yummier no?!

PS: Happy Birthday to my dear sister! She is sharing her birthday with Sir Isaac Newton today... Most importantly, she also kicked cancer's ass 3 years ago! So very blessed to be alive & well~Woo-Hoo!!!
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-Link & photos ©Ashley Watson

42 comments:

Noémie K said...

Hello Dear !!
Happy New Year !
I wish you all the best for 2010 !
Love the clutch !!

Laura Trevey said...

First of all ~~
Gorgeous leather bags!!!

Second ~~ Happy Birthday to your Sis!

xoxo

Iva said...

gorgeous purses! I love the very first one!!

Happy birthday to your very strong sister!!! ;

Jennifer said...

Love the pics.
Happy Birthday to your sis. :)

Elizabeth Marie said...

Worn leather is like butter! These are gorgeous!!

Happy Birthday to your sister! What a rockstar!

Clorivak said...

Cool...these bags are splendidly divine...I adore the worn leather look as well.
And Happy B-day to your sister, that is sooo amazing and inspirational they she kicked ol cancer's butt. Awesome to hear.

Shaddy said...

I'm not a purse nut but I enjoyed this post anyway. I adore everything you gather and share.

Wow! Your sister must feel like she's starting life anew. Tell her I said Happy Birthday.

Love ya, girlfriend.

S and O said...

that is WAY cool about your sister and my mom sharing a b-day and that's even cooler that she beat cancer (how awesome!!!)! Happy Birthday to your sister!!

ooolala what pretty bags...that green clutch is to die for!

xoxo
Olivia

p.s. I never knew Isaac Newton was a January baby!!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

S and O,
How cool your mom has the same birthday!
Yup~ the clutch is beautiful but no dear, not worth 'dying for'...my sister can confess~ LIVE*

xo

Jill Pilgrim said...

Gah- I am in LOVE with that first purse!

amy @ switz~art said...

oooh, delicious!!! thanks for showcasing these tasty treats!

amy @ switz~art said...

oooh, delicious!!! thanks for showcasing these tasty treats!

Caroline said...

OMG...*swoon*

I am a total purse whore :)

trishiekoh said...

Love that green clutch, it's divine...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday break...Happy New Year!

Yelena R. said...

Gorgeous purses...oh and Happy Birthday to your sister!

Guusje said...

You could not make me more happy with bags, bags, bags. I loveeeeeee them!

Juanita said...

Continuing health and big "way-to-kick-the-big-C's-ass" hugs to your sister, L!

I lost both of my grans to cancer, and it is a disease which is beyond horrible to witness someone going through. It deserves to be beaten down to it's knees!

Susan said...

Love the curiously floppy collar on the jacket in the first pic! Could do with that right now, it's freeeeeezing here. Sending hugs from London (should help keep me warm at least) xox

Gabbi said...

Happy Birthday to your sis dear Lenore!! My sis is such a huge and important part of my life also.

And those bags are dreamy!!! I want them all... and the rest of the model outfits would be nice too. :)

xphoebelinax said...

happy birthday to your sis! :)

i love those bags! the camel coloured one is divine :)

Stéphanie said...

So fabulous !
Happy new year dear !
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Dustjacket Attic said...

Happy Birthday to your sister!

What a fab idea, and just love the designs too.
xxx

alison said...

I love soft, squishy handbags!

Elise said...

everything is gorgeous - including your header shot ! Happy New year to you !

Jan said...

Totally You I think !

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Lenore, Happy Birthday to your sister and thank God she is a survivor!! And I am wishing her another 100 Birthdays!

The Bags are all gorgeous, love the pics where they are paired with the Wellies.

btw, love the post below, dinner looked divine
xoxo
Happy 2010

Kwana said...

I'm swooning over those bags and Happy Birthday to your sister!!

Sal said...

The bags are glorious ... but so are the amazing coats those models are wearing!

The Cottage Cheese said...

Oooo, that last bag is especially de-li-cious! Love that these are made from vintage leather. Happy b'day to your special sis!

MaryBeth Hughes said...

love these bags! i cannot wait to check them out. :)

janettaylor said...

So vintage...so great!

X♥X♥

Hanako66 said...

happy birthday to your amazing sister!

Tights Lover said...

I love the green clutch. Happy Birthday to you sister!!

Sabine said...

Oh, it ate my comment! Just wanted to say I love the idea of new clothes and bags made of recycled materials. Sabine x

Jaime said...

Gorgeous bags- I am going to check out the site. Happy bday to your sister!

NorthWestLondonGirlInTheCountry said...

Happy birthday to your sister!! What gorgeous bags, I shall be investigating further xx

Sam said...

Many happy returns to your sister!

These bags look so soft and wonderful - very tempting indeed! XXOO's

Phoenix said...

Happy birthday (and congrats on smacking down cancer) to your sis. May she live a long, full, and adventurous life!

Recycled leather is the best. It's got such a history to it... makes it that much more gorgeous, in my opinion.

Here's to hoping you had a lovely New Year's celebration and that you have a fantastic 2010!

Down and Out Chic said...

oh yes, in this case bigger is better. yummy.

kys said...

Happy Birthday to your sister! Here's to many more years of good health to both of you.

Sher said...

A late happy Birthday to your Sis :) And she much have great spirit to kick cancer! Good for her!

Atticus and Juliet said...

Love all of these outfits! And all that snow! SO beautiful!