11.23.2010

Etsy Review: Dahling


Shop Announcement:
"I work hard to make every piece as perfect as possible because I want you to get everything you pay for and more. Each bag is constructed to be durable and made to last. 
Dahling Accessories bags are all limited edition. Many of my fabrics are vintage or vintage inspired. Every bag has a fun lining or special detail that makes it unique. 
Dahling is about what you love, what you wake up for each morning. It's about passion- for what you do, what you believe in and especially what you wear." 
-Gretchen Miller Seel - Designer
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Member of Handmade in PA Etsy Street Team
All Designs, Images and Content © 2009-2010 Dahling Accessories TM All Rights Reserved
Before the indie design and handmade revolution began, my best friend from high school, Lori Hedrick, and I started a handbag label called Lolo + Gretch Dahling. I had just finished up my degree in Fashion Design and Lori was a freelance stylist and we just felt like it was the time to begin our own venture. The label's name came about because one of our teachers, Mrs Gallani, was this fabulous woman who ended everyone's name with "dahling". We loved that and it just kind of stuck. We worked together on Lolo + Gretch Dahling for about 7 years. We really had it all worked out- Lori cut, I sewed, we both designed...and we had an amazing time doing it! We were featured in local publications, blogs and national magazines such as Lucky and Teen Vogue. It was so much fun but we decided mutually that it was time to pursue our individual passions. Lori writes a blog focusing on beauty and style (lolodahling.com) and I continued with designing handbags. 
Dahling Accessories is starting from where we left off. I have always felt like I missed my era- I love the mod looks of the mid 1960s to the bohemian styles of the late 60s to early 70s. I'm inspired by beautiful fabrics, eye-catching colors, vintage-esque trims and details. I love life and I love to create something from nothing.
Dahling Accessories bags are all limited edition. Many of my fabrics are vintage or vintage inspired. Every bag has a fun lining or special detail that makes it unique. 
Dahling is about what you love, what you wake up for each morning. It’s truly about passion- for what you do, what you believe in and especially what you wear!
-Gretchen Miller Seel - Designer
Read more about Gretchen here!
Leather Scarlet Red Lasercut and Etched Rose Lace Motif Wristbag
buy it here
$65
Description:
Super soft laser-cut and etched scarlet red rose lambskin with metallic leather back and wrist strap. Motif layout and placement varies per bag.
Fully lined with fun lining (subject to change depending on stock...but don't worry, they're all cute!!) Perfect for your essentials and a little more. Dahling satin labels- tab at side seam and inside label.
Coordinating zipper closure.
10 1/2" length, 6" height
The back of the bag is solid metallic.
I love the ruching on the side!!
Pattern fabric inner-lining.
I really like this wristlet!! It is unique, soft and super fun to carry around!
The red leather, the lasercut, the inner-lining fabric to the ruching and zipper make this an original bag- unlike any other that I own.
Gretchen is super sweet, fast shipping and quality product.
Highly recommended!

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6 comments:

siwing said...

the bag is cute!! love the color.

izumi said...

oh that's gorgeous :D i love the rose! and the metallic back.

Nik said...

That is adorable! I love it!

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Pop Champagne said...

nice bag, the lining is so pretty! btw I followed you on twitter, more way to stalk you ;)

Steph said...

It looks so cute. I really like the little tag too, it makes the piece feel really nice and unique even though its nothing to do with the item itself! llol x

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