Whether it be the initial brush strokes of paint on a blank canvas or the first words of a song brought to life on a piano….watching the creative process of artists within any field is quite fascinating. Throughout my lifetime, good fortune (and just being a curious soul) has brought exposure to many unique opportunities to peek inside the minds of gifted individuals who graciously invited me to take their journey from inspiration to the final product.
Examples include working with a Detroit chef creating a new dish using seasonal harvest from locally sourced farms; observing an architect’s vision through rough drawings of an abandoned Detroit commercial building redesigned into loft living spaces; picking the brains of an emerging artist who creates intricate jewelry from precious stones; working with photographers who shared their process of telling a visual story by incorporating light, whether natural or artificial and using colors to contrast or compliment a product in an editorial shoot.
I am also privileged to have a daily front seat with the inner workings of a self taught, talented leather artisan who embraced the old world art of sewing leather called saddle stitching. His creative process….no different than peers in other industries starts with a vision. A simple image that he sees, sparks drawings on paper, working out mathematical measurements, sourcing materials, first cuts, stitch hole punches, two needles, a spool of thread and thousands of hand stitches culminating into a work of luxury functional art.
With that being said, Beau Satchelle is proud to reveal our Master Artisan’s newest design: The Angelina Bespoke Tote.
The Angelina is made with a deep rich chestnut English Bridle Leather; featuring an interior middle section in red plonge cowhide leather and a premium RiRi Zipper with red contrast stitching to accentuate the interior. This fine leather tote bag was completely hand cut with hand painted and hand burnished edges.
An exquisite luxury handbag, handcrafted using the traditional saddle stitch with a finished count of 2600 hand stitches and over 40 hours to build.
The Angelina bespoke tote bag is a great luxury piece to add to your handbag collection and a superb tool for the female business professional (i.e., executives, attorneys, realtors, entrepreneurs, etc.)
A great work horse for a woman who needs an everyday beautiful handbag. Roomy enough to carry a large laptop, portfolio and other business essentials; as well as, a great companion when traveling business class. The English Bridle Leather establishes a beautiful patina over time and will break-in well based upon your use.
The handles are rolled and hand-stitched with solid brass O-rings attached. Solid brass hardware is featured throughout the entire tote bag and was finished off with solid brass bottom feet.
With this particular prototype, the features include a small interior Tablet Pocket, Laptop ‘open face’ Sleeve with Business Card Holder, Key Fob with leather retrieval strap and exterior Front Smartphone Pocket with Magnetic Clasp and an adjustable shoulder strap.
As With All Of Our Bespoke Luxury Handbags And Travel Bags, Customization Is Available!
The Angelina Bespoke Tote Bag was made specifically for an incredibly busy business owner who needed a beautiful functional carrier. It is built with such quality craftsmanship that we are confident, with proper care, it can be passed down to the next generation. -AJ
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