Friday Find: Lynn Clutch in Brindle

What is it: The Lynn Clutch in Brindle from Shana Luther Handbags.

Why we love it: Large enough for most e-readers and an iPad Mini, its construction from hair-on brindle cowhide means the Lynn will grow more supple over time and retain its quality craftsmanship, ensuring it as a lifetime classic.

Wear it with: Tuck it inside any of our handbags.

Chain Gang Collection

Chain Gang

Fall 2014 handbags are all about metal embellishments. Chain straps, a classic detail, can be seen on handbags large and small this season. Which handbag is your favorite?

1. Bamboo Tastemaker II, BowensBergeron $995

2. Athena Oversized Clutch with Chain, Annie Handbags $350

3. Tribeca Clutch Cranberry Waxed Python, Von Holzhausen $1150

4. Sealth, Amanda Pearl $450

5. FW Genuine Alligator Satchel-Plum, Anne Sylvain $1,350

6. Rockstar Fur, Gunas $375

7. Black/Gold Rimini Python Clutch/Shoulder Bag, Johanna Konanz $810

8. Vegan Clutch, Elizabeth Krieger $210

9. Sweetheart Camel Purse, Gunas $199

10. Neon Basket Wave, Gunas $199

11. Emily, Gunas $249

12. Zebra/Blue Rimini Python Clutch/Shoulder Bag, Johanna Konanz $810

13. Celestia, Amanda Pearl $695

14. Neon Cross Body Black Purse, Gunas $225

15. Wallace, Amanda Pearl $445

16. Rockstar Black-Gold Handbag, Gunas $299

17. Butterscotch Modena Croc Convertible Clutch, Johanna Konanz $810

18. Rockstar White-Gold Handbag, Gunas $325

Spotlight on: Lisa Battaglia

Introducing Lisa Battaglia, miliner extraordinaire and one of Circle and Square’s newest designers. Read on to learn more and click here to shop Lisa Battaglia’s collection.

 

 

What made you decide to become an artist?

I was always an improvisationalist. I remember learning to dance and would like to do the steps my own way. I would put on dance shows in my garage with the neighbors and invite the neighborhood. Being creative has always been a natural thing to me. Designing hats is like this for me and the technique I use. No two hats are the same. They are literally works of art. I am thinking of signing each hat like an artist print

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work

I am a milliner and I design hats. My signature collections were based on the freeform sculptural technique of which I learned at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC.  I love what I do. The whole aesthetic fashion thing is an innate process for me. You might say I am a fashion psychic. Each season my hats tell the trends of what you can find popular in fashion for that season.

Which products are you most proud of?

I am proud of my hat collections and how they have progressed through each collection and year.   Each hat is a one of a kind hat. I am most proud of my twist on the classic hats. I add creases and folds to the signature silhouettes making them my own designs. It’s my trademark. I have become known for this. I love the Fly Girl hat. It is an adaptation to the traditional cowboy hat the LB way!

Who was your mentor?

Hmmmmm I am thinking….

Your idea of perfection?

Hitting the lottery or living on my own cruise boat for a while. I definitely want to be near water.

What puts you in a creative mood?

I am a hopeless romantic. I used to be a flight attendant in my previous career. I love to travel and visit places I have never been. A bulk of my life has been an adventure. I find traveling and living in NYC have stimulated my creativity.

What is something about you that nobody would guess?

My age and I don’t mind telling you what it is. I love to see people’s reaction!

Favorite indulgence?

Lobster and champagne

Your most annoying habit

I don’t have any …. Lol!

How would you like to be remembered?

Stylish, bold and successful! I would like to be remembered as one that lived her life well! No regrets!

Shop Lisa Battaglia’s Collection on Circle & Square

Leather Bracelets Collection

leather-bracelets,jpg-1We are loving all of the leather bracelets that are showing themselves on our showing themselves on our website. These gorgeous accents remind us of the friendship bracelets we made back at camp in our youth, but they are much more chic. Whether you are looking for arm leather arm candy that has wraps, buckles, or braids, Circle and Square is the only place you need to go!

 

Shop the Entire Collection

Mini Fashionistas

Children’s fashion is entering a new era. There is a trend in kids clothing to mimic street style of the trendsetters and bloggers and we think it is just adorable. Don’t get us wrong, we believe kids should be kids and not try to grow up too quickly, but who can resist a three year old that masters layering better than we do? It’s just the cutest.

Images via: Our Pinterest Page

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