I received the new order from Madagascar today; yardage in raffia; this is pending a client's approval: would love to wallpaper a room or upholster in this, rough weave raffia; it comes in every color:
the weave is very good:
the green St. Tropez baskets which have been out of stock for a while:
the color is a little washed in the full late-afternoon sun, but this is an awesome basket:
and the yellow; just about the richest woman in Orange County bought this basket, because "it made her feel happy;" imagine yourself in St. Tropez....yessss.....
the lining is buttery yellow and perfect....love love....the leather handles make it rich; this is a great set and it will go fast:
I spent a lot of time on this one; I have just a few; it's the Saint Remy with red and white stripes and cherry-red raffia trim. This is an awesome basket! Very happy!
it has the leather handles and interior zip pocket; look at the detail of the weave; I hate the idea of a "red" bag, but this is subtle and classic; $42/$52/$62:
Channelling New England, these adorable patchwork totes; imagining we are in Maine or Connecticut for the weekend....drawstring liner....$38/$48/$58:
the detail is great; it had a bamboo handle to start, but I prefer the leather for my clients and ordered it that way, it does not pinch like the bamboo; so cute, the girls love it:
I was to get a reorder of this, my signature Cap Ferrat tote. Sent the pic. Sent many emails, very specific. It's called Orange but it's not Orange, it's like a stoplight yellow. I took great pains to reorder this:
but what I got was this; orange:
oh crap. Crap. Crap. I will sell them, but now I must accommodate my back order clients. Crap....
I did get some new clutches that I love; I took the basic then souped it up:
Crocheted raffia with scalloped edge, MOP button close, I added an interior zip pocket and two magnet closures:
The linings are Madagascar silk, not the original synthetic; frankly, I have never seen silk so whisper light as this. I am amazed. It is SO fine.....I wonder if I should import it. These are roughly 9 3/4 x 5 1/2" and come in natural and chocolate brown $42; to order in any any color. Look at the variation in linings..platinum, black, grey, mauve; love it:
also got some totes in raffia: a wine bag which is here holding a large bottle of evian; note the braided raffia handles:
see the detail of the handles; so lovely, so sturdy:
a series of raffia gift bags; the largest here is 15 x12; same fine weave; FANTASTIC:
other bags in handmade paper with ferns; love these; 9 x11" in vertical or horizontal, and a wine bag. Braided raffia handles. Love love....comes also with flowers....these are to die for gift bags....these are all samples, and I will have them for sale at the markets.
the handles again:
Where are the animals I ordered? I looked in every basket. I had a premonition that Customs was taking the set of 25 little animals. Made of raffia. Yes, of course, the ONE thing I wanted in this order is missing. I am waiting to see if Customs confiscated them, but so far I don't know. Darn it! Where did my little animals go? More later.