Sunday, 28 August 2011

When the day met the night.


I love a challenge, especially a creative one, so when Clippy London asked if I fancied customising one of their bags, I jumped at the chance. Their products are so simple, but so effective - Calypso Rose, who came up with the brand, actually became London Young Business Person of the Year a few years ago, because they were so popular.

I love this concept - they create bags and other bits and bobs (even umbrellas!) made up of clear plastic pockets so you can add your own pictures, drawings - anything - and create something completely unique to you.

I debated what to do for a while - there are so many possibilities - but in the end I decided to keep it simple. I printed off two photographs that I'd taken onto A3 paper, measured them out carefully and chopped them up. And voila: a windowpane effect bag that I know no one else has. With a day side, and a night side!

   
I'm already thinking about other ways to customise it - I'd love to do a Friday Frocks version (just with pics of the dresses - not of me IN the dresses, now that WOULD be the height of narcissism to carry that around, ha!). But I love that I can change this as often as I fancy. I went for the 9 Pocket Tote Bag - it's lovely and big, and very sturdy, perfect for lugging around all my bits and bobs!

Clippy are launching a competition soon where readers can vote for their favourite customised-by-a-blogger bag at their Facebook page. If I win, I get prizes to give away to YOU - so go and 'like' their page and I'll let you know when voting starts. In the meantime, I see a couple of my favourite bloggers have already got their bags up on their blogs - check out Michelle's and Bee's!

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15 comments

  1. These bags are a fab idea! Lovely pictures too!

    :)

    Emily xx
    www.emilydivine.com

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  2. Aww, thanks for the mention! I am in love with your bag concept. Ah, there's so many ways to wear this bag!

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  3. Your bag is beautiful! I'm nabbing this idea for my next photo swap (: I love the concept of a day side and a night side, cityscape/landscape images are so gorgeous. Thank you for the mention too!

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  4. LOVE what you did with the bag! x

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  5. Oh, this is lovely! Love the day and night concept.

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  6. Aww that's awesome! I love what you've done with it.

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  7. What an amazing idea! I love what you've created, the day and night photos are beautiful. x

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  8. This is such a creative idea! I love both yours and Bee's take on this bag :) I wants one!

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  9. I'm not being rude by not voting for you, I just don't have a Facebook account.

    It's such a great idea, isn't it? And I love your choice of photos. The night one is just stunning.

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  10. That is so cool, an amazing concept


    www.converseandchords.blogspot.com

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  11. This is a fantastic idea Sarah, love the idea of one big photo instead of different ones :) x

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  12. i used to have one of their ringbinders when i was at primary school! i'm so happy they're still going! brilliant styling :) xx

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  13. Those bags are amazing! Gotta say your design is one of the prettiest ones I´ve come across! x

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  14. What a cool bag! Love your day and night concept x

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