Sunday, February 27, 2005

BAGS AND LUGGAGE: Ananas Collection, ONO Accessories, Signature M

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Ananas Collection, ONO Accessories, Signature M, more options for stylish computer bags

The Style Page has already highlighted Ananas Collection handbags, which are made of natural fibers - piña (derived from pineapple) and abaca (derived from the banana plant). Above is their Miko handbag in white trimmed with sequins. Ananas Collection has also branched out into leather handbags.

ONO Accessories makes evening bags from silk, ribbons, and other trim. Above is their Aloha evening bag in espress silk with ruffled trim and black ribbon. ONO Accessories also has a bridal collection of bags and clutches.

Signature M is a collection of handbags designed by Mistie Dawn. Her handbags are created from vintage books and adorned with silks, paper, feathers, and other materials. Above is a clutch featuring the cover of the October 17, 1969 issue of Life magazine with Naomi Sims, one of the first fashion models to break the color barrier.

How sad that the Signature M web site erroneously identified Naomi Sims as Molly Simms (sic) (particularly as Mistie Dawn appears to be a woman of color). It's all the more ironic, as we conclude African-American History Month. The JC Report webzine had an excellent February 2005 issue on blacks and fashion, covering Oprah's latest role as fashion plate, the other Naomi (Campbell), and black fashion designers, including Edward Wilkerson of Lafayette 148 and Tracy Reese.

We've found additional stylish options for computer bags from Melissa Beth and Gyms Pacific.

For more on Ananas Collection, ONO Accessories, Signature M, and stylish options for computer bags, please visit the Bags and Luggage page on The Style Page web site.

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