Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Star is Born

www.leichic.comIt’s a Girl!
We are pleased to announce the birth of Sachi.
Birth date: July 4, 2009
Height: 28 inches
Weight: 13.4 ounces


It’s time to go ga-ga over some new baby girls in town. But these precious preemies aren’t of the chubby-cheeked variety; they’re the love children of handbag designer Barb Sasaki, who reincarnates vintage silks into beautifully crafted yoga mat bags.

Each bag in Sasaki’s Diva Collection, who she calls “her girls,” gets a name, a birthday, a bio and even an astrological sign.

She starts with vintage silk kimonos and obis sourced from Kanazawa, Japan, then gives them a new lease on life by sewing them into one-of-a-kind creations. Because no two are exactly alike, and the kimonos have their own past lives, she names each one to match its personality. So you could get Natsu, meaning “born in summer” (she’s a Cancer), or Sachi, who was born on the fourth of July.

The born-again bags are adorned with swirls of vibrant colors and bands of dupioni silk on each end. The interior is lined with black bull denim for durability, the opening is laced with a cord stopper so you can cinch it closed, and the adjustable strap has a shoulder pad to keep things comfy.

At yoga class, your new addition is sure to elicit oohs and ahhs every time she’s on your shoulder, proving this baby was born to be worn.

Talk about a bundle of joy.

Sasaki Bags are available at www.sasakicreations.etsy.com.

Posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 in Permalink

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Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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