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69th Tony Awards: Best dressed

Last Sunday were held the 69th Annual Tony Awards. Here are our favourite outfits:

Amanda Seyfried - Oscar de la Renta

Ashley Greene & Jason Wu - Jason Wu

Ashley Tisdale - Solace

Debra Messing - Zac Posen

Elisabeth Moss - Oscar de la Renta

Emily Ratajkowski - Marc Jacobs

Helen Mirren - Badgley Mischka

Hilary Rhoda - Michael Kors

Jennifer Grey - Zac Posey

Jennifer Lopez (our absolute favourite)

Jennifer Lopez - Valentino (GORGEOUS!!)

Joan Smalls - Givenchy

Kendall Jenner - Calvin Klein

Rose Byrne - Delpozo

Taylor Schilling - Michael Kors

Vanessa Hudgens - Naeem Khan 

Posted 175 weeks ago

Colorado Craft Chic

Posted by Zoé MAILLET on Monday, January 26, 2015 Under: Interviews and Press

We've been selling the beautiful bags of Marianela Booker “Mara” the brilliant mind behind Colorado Craft Chic for a long time and we thought it was about time to share with you an interview in which she reveals a bit about her creative process. It turns out she was really enthusiastic about it and I hope you will find that as inspiring as we did. Let's now travel with her all the way to the beautiful state of Colorado and begin the interview.

1) Does your location (“the beautiful mountains of Colorado”) influence your work in any ways?

Yes, from my workroom where I make all my handbags I have an awesome view of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Being surrounded by such beauty makes it easy for me to be reminded each day why I choose to use Vegan and Eco-friendly supplies to make my handbags.   

2) If you only had the choice of having one bag for the rest of your life, what kind of bag would it be and why?

Wow, that's a hard question to answer. I love all the bags I create in fact each time I make a new bag I have to tell myself that its for inventory and I cant keep it. However, I love the simplicity of a slouchy shoulder bag. I actually made one for myself and I have carried that bag for over a year. Its easy to sling over the shoulder, its big enough to hold all my essentials and its black Vegan suede with a green camouflage lining, what more could a woman want?  

3) When you create your bags do you create them because you can imagine yourself using them or do you picture your friends or family with these bags?

I get ideas for my bags from so many things but ultimately I want my bags to be useful and trendy. My craft is still evolving but I do try to put myself in the end users shoes and think about what would make the bag more useful to them. For instance, in the beginning I only made a few bags with inner pockets, now all my bags have pockets and some of my more recent bags are being made with tons of pocket space.

4)What would be the perfect model to represent your brand?

I think ultimately my own retail web site would be the best model but for now I've just concentrated on getting my bags visible and the best way to do that is to display them where I believe they will get the most visibility.

5)On which platform do you sell your products ?

I currently sell my bags on Etsy, My Green Bag and on consignment in a local Erie, CO shop. Occasionally, I will participate in local arts and craft sales.

6) Do you have a physical shop or do you only sell online?

I currently sell most of my bags online. However, I just placed a few bags in a local Erie, CO shop. I'm hoping to place a few of my bags in some local shop in Boulder, CO over the summer months.

7) You create a lot of bags with vegan leather, is that something important to you?

Vegan and Eco-friendly material is important to me because of variety but its more important to my targeted customers because of its ecological impact. I don't personally have anything against the use of genuine leather, I choose to use Vegan because I've found that I can get a larger variety of colors, styles and textures by using Vegan, cottons and synthetics interchangeably.

8)You have different bags specific to certain celebrations such as Valentines Day and Halloween, do you plan to do other similar collections?  

I tried a few design ideas, some worked out well while others didn't. I think targeting a special holiday might work for other types of products but maybe not so well for handbags. I think Valentines Day and Halloween might be the only two holidays that I would ever create future bags for. Hearts aren't necessarily meant to be used on Valentines Day and skulls and crossbones aren't necessarily used for Halloween alone.

Here, at My Green Bag, we love the idea and being trendy and practical. Indeed, we want to be fashionable but we don't want to sacrifice the fact of carrying all of our essentials with us. Luckily with Colorado Craft Chic no more of that dilemma. You can go and check out these bags on My Green Bag Website, after all who doesn't need a new handbag?

MGB xxx

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