|Jacket (Ginger 'n Spice); Cropped Palazzo Pants (XCVI, Zappos.com); Bag (Renate Herrmann, Takinu); Boots (JustFab.com); Watch (AquaMaster - my gift to myself when I won my first jury trial years ago!)|
It was only fitting to pair such a unique jacket with a one of a kind wool handbag designed by my dear friend Renate Herrmann. Renate is a designer and jewelry maker who runs galleries in Stuttgart, Germany and on the French Isle of Bendor on the Cote D'Azur. Her designs are contemporary with a uniquely European flair. In addition to handbags fabricated from high end wool carpet fabric, she also designs jewelry for people and pets! You can check out her designs here! Renate and her family visited us in Indianapolis in 2009, and again last year, but I haven't had a chance to check out her galleries in person, yet. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a trip this summer that will take us to both Germany and France, where I'm certain Renate will show me the best places to "shop local" in her parts of the world!
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!