Sunday, June 5, 2011

My First Handbag

I purchased this cute Lil' Burberry bag from the thrift store a couple of weeks ago. I had to get it, it looked so cute and it was really really cheap.And to top it all of, buying it would make it my first handbag.....ever. So, I just had to get it...but there was a catch. 

The bag was fake.

Now keep in mind that in no way on earth would i ever buy anything fake whatsoever (generic yes, fake no). Infact, i don't understand why people would spend money on "guchi", when they can use that same money to buy something similar from more affordable brands.
Now in my defense; i am no label whore, i don't know anything about bags, and I honestly didn't know it was fake until i brought it home to examine - i just picked it and continued digging through a bevy of 80's - 90's blouses, which was my interest in the first place.


Even though i really liked the bag, there was no way i was going to leave the house carrying that mistake...noooo way.
i couldn't return it and i definitely wouldn't give anyone as a gift. Then i decided to make a new bag out of it...you know try out my "diy skills"...i mean what could possibly go wrong, i wasn't going to carry the bag in that state anyways. 
Armed with my trusted glue gun and an old old shirt i went trigger happy putting what little skill i had into practice.


The almost finished product looked too plain so i added an old belt to the bag.
Here's the finished product.



Its no Burberry, but it sure as heck is original.

Tiny Miyo

5 comments:

Bombchell said...

nice modification. lemons into great lemonade.

'Biodun said...

And I was privileged enough to watch you make it :D

The outcome looks beautiful. Well done.

Boma said...

That's genius!! You should do a tutorial :D

http://www.bomabrown.blogspot.com

The Young Radicals said...

thanks guys.

@boma: im the worst person to make a tutorial, but i will post something up soon enough.

thanks for the comments, its much appreciated.

Billie Monroe said...

i love the revamping of your new thrifted purse!! the studded detail from the old belt gives it a unique pop!!! i would rather find this unique handbag than the original!!

Chakayla
http://classicrawbeauty.blogspot.com/