Cult Classic

Inspiration hit over the weekend and I had a bout of creativity. I turned my unattractive purse into a striking convertible shoulder bag/clutch. Lately I’ve been seeing tiny pouches with long straps everywhere. I absolutely adore these petite shoulder bags, daintily draping over the shoulder.

My younger sister owns one with a delicate golden chain-link, but other than that it was clearly preferred for its brand name, Juicy Couture.  My older sister is in possession of one in a reflecting black shade embellished with a silver jeweled brooch. Mostly I am accustomed to seeing these shoulder bags simply did up in leather with tan and earthy tones.  They flatter taller and curvier figures best, bringing out length, adding height to a natural width.

After a few adjustments from a hammer, cutting metal with scissors, and a throbbing bruised elbow my designing was complete. My very own creation doubles as a shoulder bag and clutch. The long strap is made of a sturdy black rope material. My favorite part of the ensemble is the pouch/purse. The body resembles a curved trapezoid. Each side has an exclusive pattern giving definition to the black silk. The main sides include themes of emerald peacock feathers, fiery red dragon scales, and calming blue mist. The silver clasp makes it remarkably easy to pop open and closed and shines edgily against the silk. The shoulder bag can be taken from an everyday, casual atmosphere to a clutch with an elegant evening gown.  The sheer versatility and personality that this accessory conveys makes me proud to be its creator.

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