Lovely Finds: BYLOOM and HYDE

It’s the MIX this textile designer loves…


“My methods always involve a mix of some sort –

whether weaving and stitching, or mixing tweed with leather..

it’s ‘in the mix’ that I find my designs.


Spontaneity and instinct play a huge part in what I create.”


Byloom and Hyde

is a shop offering

one of a kind

handmade in France

stunningly lovely bags.


One more adjective for the shop:



my heart races…


A l e x a n d r a  R i t c h i e

is the designer behind Byloomandhyde,

whose engaging photos beckoned me

to discover this

new French gem of a shop

on etsy.


I fell hard for

a chic handmade bag

like the one above

in all its linen-y hide-licious glory.


(Butter my pain du chocolat, mademoiselle…

you better believe I’ll be giving this bag the mother of all

photo shoots when it travels across the ocean to mama!!)

so texturally fabulous.


Alexandra creates

in a 400-year old crumbling

atelier in a rural village outside of Angouleme

(an hour and a half from Bordeaux).

Hear that? Think I heard the brush of angel wings.


Hope you’ll visit the lovely Byloom and Hyde

if only to browse, and meet me back here, oui?


Soon we’ll chat with Alexandra about

her atelier near Angouleme and enjoy

more fabulous photography.


Peace to you right where you are.




  1. June 27, 2011 / 3:12 am

    Hello lovely indeed!! Sheesh, those are gorgeous!

  2. June 27, 2011 / 7:14 am

    Aah, these are sublime! Bookmarked, and I think my next bag will be one of these!

    Catching up on your posts before I have to start actual work. I should pop by every morning before starting work, I always feel so uplifted here.

    And your closing statement is the best line I've read as I start another working day.

    Happy week, sweet lady xx

  3. July 4, 2011 / 2:29 am

    I would love to own one of these handbags!

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