September 24, 2011

ACCESSORIES | Zoé Hermsen Handbag

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The lovely Zoé Hermsen gifted me one of her wonderful handmade bags today. Even the gigantic envelope she packed it in was made by her and had my name on it in her unique handwriting. The handbag is basically a 60 cm long rectangle which looks unusually large yet not oversized. The smart details like the long loose zipper and removable handle make it even more special. I can already see this will become one of those pieces you wear all the time, I will roll it up, fold it like a clutch and stuff it to the top on (school)days when I have more baggage.
You can order one of her bags HERE.

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Q&A with
Zoé Hermsen



Can you describe your aesthetic in five words?
Monochromatic. Simplistic. Sleek. Unusual. Craftsmanship.

What is the idea behind your handbags?
They originated out of necessity because I could never find cool bags in stores or online (if I did they were too expensive for me). During the design process I realized how important simplicity is for me, I didn't like too much futilities but was after a strong and unexpected image. Also I think it's important that my products are produced in an honest way. It has been offered to me to produce my bags on a larger scale in China but that didn't seem like a good plan. My parents taught me to be aware of fair trade and I want to stick to those values; keeping my product authentic from beginning to end of the production process, the fact that they are handmade fits within that idea.

What is are the future plans for your brand?
I want to start out with adding 3 more bags to the collections. I want to continue producing bags and accessories for now.

41 comments:

Laura said...

So beautiful!

zoé [LIGHTNINGFACTORY] said...

cool! thanks ivania(:

x

PRAGUE AVANT GARDE said...

so great !

mirjam schuurkamp said...

Loves it!

new outfitpost + extensions out!
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Fashionisaparty.com (Suz) said...

amazing items!

The Fancy Teacup said...

What a gorgeous handbag!

♥, Jamie
www.TheFancyTeacup.com

patrycja2407 said...

I fall in love with this bag !!
greetings
xoxo

AngelaQ said...

so beautiful, it's so long ;)) xx

Lara Maria said...

you're on my blogroll ;-)

Pearlpink and Babyblue said...

Oh when she describes her style it´s sounds like yours.

O D Y S S E Y said...

i like her concept.
it's a beautiful bag- similar to what i carry but i like this one's exaggerated length.

Magnet said...

Thanks for the interview! The bag looks nice and this is coming from a person that is extremely fussy when it comes to bags. I used to have a bag in a similar shape but the quality was no where near as good :(

LeNerd † said...

oh god you girls rock my world
adore this bag - must have one now!
and can't wait to see you wearing it

lot of love!

Julian said...

Love love love the bag! :)

Jayvee Doroteo said...

I think the paperbag was such a cute touch! Cool bag as well, really simple and easy to pair with a lot of outfits, which means perfect school bag

jayvee
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PookeBoop♥ said...

perfect!!

Melly said...

now THIS is what a girl really wants
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Gawgus things... said...

Fabulous bag but me thinks I would lose everything in it!!

Nomadic D. said...

Very cool, such a unique shape! I especially love that sassy zipper hanging out. It's the unexpected details that really make things special.

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TeuntjeVDW said...

I love her bags <3

Alice said...

the bag is perfect! love it!

Jo said...

It's gorgeous and a great example of smart design. Really cool looking, too.

jo from slowcatharsis.blogspot.com

adriënne [sans-etoiles] said...

zoe is de beste

Bani said...

I love the simplicity of it and how it looks good empty and full.

I really like how it doesn't have any external pockets so it will be easy to roll up without looking bulky and awkward.

This is such a smart design!

Am I silly for being in love with the envelope and her handwriting too?

Helene said...

It's beautiful! so unique and really simple. love the long zipper :-)

xxHelene

Cloe said...

So great! I want one.

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Mitchie said...

it looks smart

Anonymous said...

your archive goes back to only a year ago from now or so...I wonder what you were really like before you started putting on this 'minimalist, aesthetic, black and white only' show on this blog and becoming hyped up because of it..

Sophie Loloi said...

such a beautiful bag! Simple yet elegant


xx

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LOVE AESTHETICS said...

At anonymous: No, my archive goes back until 2008. In the beginning I didn't categorize my posts and that's why they don't show up if you look for them under the categories. If you keep clicking on 'older posts' it will take you 3 years back. You'll find some hysterically printed moschino shorts and such, but you'll also find some strong opinions about over consuming and commerce. What has drawn me to minimalism is the thoughts and ideas behind it which completely correspond with my own values. I think the interest in simplicity and minimalism has slowly taken me from dressing crazy and experimenting with clothes to where I am now. I admire the true minimalists who can live in a home without clutter and have a small perfect and compact wardrobe, that is what I'd like to achieve. I try to control the aesthetics of my surroundings as much as possible, that includes my home, my clothes..
and my blog that I try to keep as clean as possible.

annalisa said...

sublime
i love it

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mc said...

kind of think the packaging is cuter than the bag itself haha

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Ishara said...

I like her concept. It's a beautiful bag- similar to what I carry but I like this one's exaggerated length. I think the paper bag was such a cute touch! Cool bag as well, really simple and easy to pair with a lot of outfits, which means perfect school bag Very cool, such a unique shape! I especially love that sassy zipper hanging out. It's the unexpected details that really make things special.
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Raspberry & Rouge said...

WOW that's an amazing bag! Gorgeous! Have a great start of the week! XO Rebecca

http://raspberry-rouge.com

Nicol T. said...

the perfect bag!


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bradys bearss said...

I like her concept. It's a admirable bag- agnate to what I backpack but I like this one's abstract length.

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Kirsten said...

Love this bag & the bag it was packaged in.

Kim - Blonde Suburbia said...

The paper bag is an incredible little touch! This is a perfect Idea... the ultimate mary poppins bag...

Haha I love it either way!

BlondeMuse said...

cool bag!! xo

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