Category Archives: Design Conception

The Updated Executive in Black & How It Holds Up To Everyday Use

  While we work on production, I figured I would introduce the bags post by post, and review my uses of them. Since these are bags that I’ve designed, I won’t even pretend to be objective. =P  Of course all of them … Continue reading

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Swatch Selections Revised

This week I had to revise my swatch selections. After all that gushing over Amaranth Pink in the previous post, just take a guess which color swatch the factory doesn’t make anymore. Arrrgh. Of all the colors in this awesome … Continue reading

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Swatch Selections Cont’d. & Donating My Hair to Locks of Love

This past week I submitted more color options to my manufacturer. While the above Ambitionist briefcase comes in a traditional solid black, I wanted a fun, colorful option as well. The decision came down between a nude pink versus a … Continue reading

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Our Purse Hook Samples are Here!

About a year ago from this date, I dreamt of Taryn Zhang purse hooks, and even blogged photoshopped renditions of what a Taryn Zhang purse hook might look like. (Sooo glad the actual ones look better than my photoshopped renditions…) … Continue reading

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Progress Report: (More) Final Tweaks

Last week was intense. I keep feeling like I’ve bitten off more than I can chew. In any case, I’ve been working closely with our factory to finalize the confirmation samples. Confirmation samples are the final samples that a factory … Continue reading

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