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.”
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
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.
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.