Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fashionably Frances - The Perfect Purse!

Die hard fans of Paper People Clothing might know that the eco line was started by Jennifer Fukushima in 2001 as a handbag collection.  Fukushima chose castoffs from the Salvation Army Thrift Store to create her eclectic line of carry all messenger bags and totes.  Well, what goes around comes around and this spring, Jenn and her assistant Siv decided to offer a new and exciting handbag, the Frances Purse.

Made from reclaimed upholstery scraps and designer ends, there were only 25 of these pieces ever made.  So if you managed to snap one up, consider yourself one of the lucky few!

 Jenn loves feminine details like lace and soft muted colours.  She chooses her Frances Purse in a floral, tapestry motif to accent her dusty rose Gloria Cardigan and cream coloured lace tank top.

Sam on the other hand is a lover of bright, saturated colours and contrasting hues.  She choses a fun purple, plaid Frances Purse to go with her coral Gloria Cardigan and dress by Lilikoi.

Siv goes for rich, earthy tones, matching her black, gold and red Frances Purse to her Beverly Skirt and rust/burgundy top.

The Frances Purse is available at independent retailers across Canada:

Ecoexistence (Toronto, ON)
Eleven : Eleven Boutique (Calgary, AB)
Hemp & Company (Victoria, BC)
P'Lovers (Kingston, ON)
Tonic (Saskatoon, SK)
Farminista (Online)

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