Dvora: Why did you choose to be an accessories designer?
Sunita: I love handbags so it just felt like the natural thing to do, to start my own collection.
D: What were your influences for the two similar but quite different ranges in your collections?
S: I love bling, everywhere and on everything. So for the first part of this collection I have combined these two loves. For the second part and the cross over pieces I turned to my African and Indian influences. Having lived on both continents and been surrounded by wildlife in both I wanted to explore the textures and prints that come from there.
D: You use snakeskin in the second part of your collection, does this cause any ethical issues for you?
S: I do not use any endangered species in the making of my bags. The skins used are solely from water snakes or I use snake print on leather to allow for most peoples sentiments.
D: Is your work rescticted to what we see in your collection?
S: No, I enjoy making bespoke/custom made bags for like minded people who would like to have a one off bag that no one else is carrying. Or specially made to match a partictular outfit perhaps. Everything can be custom made. I do use red as my signature lining, however this also can be altered to suit your needs.
D: Who or what is the greatest inspiration for your work.
S: My Mum is my greatest motivational influence, she has inspired me to be successful and to give something back. Although she died of breast cancer, when people speak of her today she still inspires love when they say "what a great woman she was". Mum lived with breast cancer for 5 years and I give back by working alongside the charities that meant the most her and us as a family.
You can see more of Sunita's wonderful bags here.
What is the meaning of the title then I hear you all say after reading this post. Well, although Sunita lives right in the middle of London the garden we took the pictures in is on the roof of the building where she lives and it was like being transported to another place. You would never believe how busy or noisy it was at street level.
Abs fab clutches! :)
pretty clutches :D
WOow this haughty(licious) creature exudes Elegance, § I really like the way her ankle bracelet achieves to emphasize her preciousness I (shyly) must confess !
a presto, Antoine
incredible colour and great use of materials.
Wonderful of you todare. I love the fisrt pic so much.
What a beautiful elegant woman - lovely to see and hear her expressions of creativity in her work - so lovely to hear from you Dvora, life is mad again, work is not a pleasure but it will improve, off to italy again in 10 days - cannot wait - hope to get a post off beforehand - on a positive note am loving the designing and enjoying the results! xxx
Striking lady and at first, I was thinking, "she has so many clutches and minaudières". Thanks for explaining she was a bag designer! And I can't believe that is a rooftop garden. I would never have guessed. What a lovely place to photograph in. -- J xxx
Stunning outfit and you look fab... I loved those clutches.
the cluthes are amazing, I love them all!
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