This may be the most exciting collaboration TheLadyinRed has done to date. You know her love of red hot fashion, gorgeous shoes, and fab handbags! Well, this is what happens when a luxury leather goods company meets style, plays a little on the color red, and hands over a handbag to a gal to take out on the town and all around. Meet 7Street’s California creations, inspired by photos taken of graffiti art from around the world, featuring the brilliant colors red, white, black, and turquoise. What makes fashion fun is being the first to break the news and show off the latest trends for what's about to hit the big time - and that's what TheLadyinRed excels at with fun, food, fashion, entertainment, and art in a big way - so check this out.
Designer Susan Hugo creates an urban chic line of handbags that are casual enough to compliment jeans, yet classy enough to show off with more formal attire.
“As far as my color choice, I think that both red and turquoise are the perfect accent colors since they both look great with black and neutrals. They are complimentary colors so they hang well together and both pop and catch your eye,” says Hugo.
And she’s right. While I test drove, walked, and fluttered about the state with my 7Street Zip-Swirl in red (of course), I didn’t feel the need to swap out bags for a second. The swirls of black and white went with my neutrals, the red accentuated my wardrobe, and at times gave it a color “pop”, and there is even a touch of cool colored magenta seamlessly and artistically blended in the bag that works with my brighter, bolder fashions. The West Coast vibe translated easily into East Coast urban as passersby looked at my leather wristlet and it caught their attention. It’s different. It’s bold yet blendable into any wardrobe. It’s portable, exciting, and you’ll just love the way the soft leather feels between your fingers.
Beyond color, which I must admit I love showing off my signature red in a beautiful bag, the silver hardware is bold, yet elegant, with the wristlet chain that has a nice weight to it. The zipper is anything but wimpy, which allows your fingers a good grasp. And – 7Street didn’t miss the mark as many designers do – both the side slit and the inner zipper pouch comfortably hold a cell phone without wedging it in. (One of my pet peeves is paying for a purse, and then you don’t have a single place to put your smart phone! My iPhone now loves its new 7Street home!)
Sometimes I want something small enough to hold my essentials without it weighing me down. The “Swirl” accomplishes that. I can comfortably tuck in some cash, credit cards, a small mirror, a lip gloss, my phone, and I’m good to go. It’s bigger than a wallet, but smaller than a purse. There are enough compartments to separate everything in an organized way so you don’t have to fumble, stumble, and search for something.
Hugo’s premiere collection launched in 2013 and is unique in concept because it relies on the photographic and painted artistry of others. Her husband took photos of original street art during their global travels. These were then incorporated into the eclectic design of the handbags. There’s a style and graphic print suitable for everyone. Some may prefer the Cross Body Zips in either black/turquoise or a vibrant red/natural look. They sport leather and silver chain shoulder straps that are adjustable depending on your mood and outfit. Then there are the Zip Wallets that you can just grab and go as a wristlet or a conversation-piece clutch. Leather linings range from bold black, to red, or turquoise depending on the featured graphic. If you want something more “hands on”, there’s the selection of Mini Zip Wallets that are just a tiny bit more petite, so you can slip one into a coat pocket or even deposit it in a bigger bag if you need to.
7Street stands apart from other fashion houses with its artistic prints and elegant yet bold designs. Soon you will see their bags sweeping across the landscape at the hands of many glam gals – and you can get yours – now…with a little luck.
TheLadyinRed and 7Street are giving away one 7Street Mini Zip-Kiss to one TheLadyinRedBlog reader! Of course, it’s in TheLadyinRed’s signature color – red. The richness of the red leather, lining an exterior touched by a red lipstick kiss, will become the focal point of any ensemble. Flip it over for a bold solid black star making a statement against the speckled white leather and vibrant crimson edge.
These bags by 7Street are the ultimate accessory for any gal on the go that wants to look good, loves quality, and isn’t afraid to stand out in a crowd. Go bold and check out the premiere trendy collection on 7Street’s website. You might just find the 2014 stylish wardrobe refresher you’ve been searching for.