I am in love with this mini bucket bag shape!
This is another edition of Bag Five (also known as The Original Micki), and this mini bucket bag kicks ass just like the others, in a teal croc (vegan) with a smashingly good looking floral and butterflies print body and some random denim accents.
Mostly because I just love hardware – seriously if I had no use for it, I would pile it on as decoration, since we all know that I’m not building minimalist bags – or minimalist anything – in my studio. And if it’s not hardware, then it’s random decor like rivets and pearls and beading and all that bling that makes a bag sing (see how I did that?)
The base is a super cool old school floral with birds and trees and loads of flowers – it’s dead stock I picked up maybe 7 or 8 years ago and I’ve been sitting on it ever since, waiting for the right project to come along. The colors are predominately magenta, sunflower, and blueberry, with some greens and oranges for accent colors. The collage work is my usual random bits and pieces of whatever was handy and looked good at the time.
The dark teal croc pattern is embossed and embellished with the gold accents –
I fell in love with this vegan leather as soon as I saw the scrap; I’m not sure there will ever be any more of since it was discontinued for some stupid reason. The antique brass hardware is a perfect foil and the pair look made for each other.
The lining is crafted from a suzani print and there’s a single interior slip pocket. The exterior side pockets are perfect for stashing a phone or dropping in your key fob if you’ve got a push button starter – they are snug enough to keep the contents secure but the opening is wide enough that you can get a regular sized phone in this version.
Finished size is 8″ tall, 6.5″ wide, 5″ deep. The strap is 24″ long. Retail is $239.
Product photos of this mini bucket bag coming soon, I swear, I swear!