Following a successful Look Book shoot I take a few moments to chat to Rym the designer to see what she thinks her bags offer you, what she liked about the shoot and why she would be a handbag if she could be reinvented as a wardrobe item!
Name: Bagatelles & Co
Talent: Handbag and accessory designer
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Rym, if you and your brand Bagatelles & Co were going to be described using a garment or accessory trim what would it be and why?
A purse frame - They bring a vintage / retro element with their shape but at the same time the contrast with contemporary textiles adds a modern touch.
What 3 words sprint to mind when you think of your lovely handbags?
Colorful, Playful and Dream.
You trained as a pattern cutter and worked as a pro for years, why the change to bags?
I was feeling the need to have a personal project where i could express my love for textiles and colour plus had experienced how hard it was to find pretty evening bags so started making my own and Bagatelles came from there.
From where do you source your fabrics and do you source these yourself?
Yes i source everything myself, some directly from suppliers, some from markets and others from my travels.
Who, what or where would you say your inspiration comes from?
Flowers, colours, textiles, walking around in the city, people I see in the street, 20's and the 50's, traveling, period costumes and fashion from previous decades. Oh and cute little cakes, and much much more!
Why did you choose Carli-Art to undertake this project for you?
I really liked your portfolio and felt we had a good connection, which after all is very important if you are going to work together.
If you could be any accessory what would it be and why?
A handbag! They are usually the detail which makes a different to the outfit. They are also very practical and carry all of our little secrets! A pretty object hiding treasures....a girls best friend.
What are your plans for Bagatelles & Co in the future?
I'd like to ad more small accessories like brooches and hair accessories and i would love to expand to a capsule clothing collection.
The team you pulled together for the shoot was amazing, we really gelled and had great fun. What was the best part of the day for you?
Putting together the outfits and planing around with the bags was great fun but the best was to see the results of our collaboration. It was really great to see the shoot coming to life after all of the preparations.
And lastly....anything else you would like to tell us?
I am always happy to collaborate with other talented designers or photographers and please feel free to join me on my blog or face-book (links above) for behind the scenes and up to date news.