Well, that was it… As I wrote in my previous post my Boston adventure had come to an end. Although I want to write one more post about this city. During my stay in Boston, there were a few things that inspired me a lot. And as you know if you’ve followed by blog from the early beginnings I like to get my inspiration from wherever I can. Whether it is from music, fashion runways or from the beautiful world around me. I would love to create a Boston collection. Each bag will have its own little background full of memories of my time there.
Ladylike laptop bag
Let’s talk about the first bag. I’ve been inspired to make more work-approved bags for a little while but in Boston, you just can’t go around. People work hard, are ambitious, extremely driven and very smart. Not just because MIT and Harvard are located there but it just feels like anything is possible. If you can think of it, it can be done. How long it takes you to get there is all up to you. That is what inspired me for this elegant ladylike laptop case. It should have a longer handle to feel like a purse but is functional for just your laptop and a notebook or so.
The second bag is inspired on the buildings in Boston. One thing I noticed from the very first day and admired till the last is the combination of old and new buildings. They are a contrast to each other but seem to ‘live’ together in harmony. Churches, skyscrapers, and brownstone houses complement each other with the greenery around them. There is one particular building that inspired me for this bag. It is the Prudential Tower. From the top of the building, there is an amazing view all over Boston, the sea and nature as far as the eye can see. Besides its particular square shape, it would challenge me to practice my box-stitching to a whole new level.
My version of the Boston bag
The last and final bag of my little Boston collection would be a true tribute to the Boston bag. Since I could not find an original Bostonian bag during my stay I would love to examine the patterns and techniques to create an old traditional bag. The bag is supposed to be strong and carry everything a Bostonian might need; books, groceries or you name it… It’s an everyday bag for an everyday citizen of Boston.
Wouldn’t it be great to see all those bags together? It might take time but I hope to realize these bags one day. And as you know it… you will be the first to know about it. Which one is your favorite and what kind of leather should I use?? Love to hear your comments on these designs!