Trendy handmade bags by Andre Wallenborg

2015-12-14 11.05.53«Put a couple of stamps on my sewing machine and send it to me». Newly graduated designer Andre Wallenborg was a bit bored during his spare time while serving his mandatory military duty up north in the Norwegian arctic wilderness, so he called his mum to fix the problem. He has design bags for Poyalties, celebreties and me:)

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This is how Andre Wallenborgs handbag production and business started, during his military service in the Norwegian army. Previously he had been chairman of a youth chapter of one of Norway’s conservative political party and attended one of Norway’s leading business school, he quit after a year and enrolled at Esmond School of Design. I guess may was surprised by his change of career.

In the military he had access to their surplus supplies like woolen blankets and shoe laces that he turned into handbags and purses. The sewing machine his mum sent north was the tool he needed to be able to use his creativity and in return he sent trendy and unique bags made simple materials. He actually sent his designs to a store located at Aker Brygge in Oslo and they sold like hot cakes.

SAMSUNG CSCYou can easily recognize a Wallenborg design, the typical characteristics are the quilting pattern he sews on the bags, the seams are part of the design. Andres bags are made of high quality materials and often mixes silk, wool and in his designs. To protect the most delicate fabrics he covers them with plastic, this makes his bags durable. The Andre told me that once he lent a purse to a young lady, and the girl returned a little crestfallen with the purse. She told him that she had lost the purse on a dirt road by her family’s cabin and had been run over by a car. Everything in her purse was destroyed, but the clutch was as brand new as when she got it.

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Do you want a Wallenborg handbag, you can call the designer himself and make an appointment at his studio in Moss to get a hands on experience designing your handbag or check out his instagram account @andrewallenborg and his Facebook account Wallenborg vesker.

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Wallenborgs handbags are used by both celebrities and royalty. Yes, they are exclusive, but still available for everyone since they come in several price ranges. This year, the designer expanded with a small clutch and purse collection. These are less expensive, simpler in design, but still very Wallenborg.
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Beside designing and sewing bags, He holds lectures and courses. Do you want a Wallenborg-ish bag? Then sign up for one of his courses where you get an introduction to sewing bags or gather a group of friends that are interested and give him a call and he will come to you.

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I have two Andre Wallenborg hand bags, one from when he started out and before I even knew him and the one you see on the top picture. Casually over the fence I told my neighbour that I needed a smaller bag for travelling but big enough for a camera.  A few weeks later tossed me a bag over the fence and asked me what do you think of this bag. Tes the designer is my neighbour and I am fortunate enough that I do not have to buy a bag every time I need a new one I can only go and ask his wife if I can borrow one, yay:)

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Anette Stai Super model gone designer

 

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Oops, you thought you got another picture of the lovely lady feature in this post 😀 It is just me trying to look cool in one of Anette Stai’s dresses from her Fall 2015 collection. Yes, semi old tubby little gal like me love fashion and of course I like to wear and use local designers. I was invited to an event at the store Love Frogner in Oslo where the designer herself helped women to find something that would fit their body shape.

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Photo borrowed HERE Right: Anette Stai

I was handed this blue dress you see in the top picure, it is made out of bamboo and since I do not have a waist line this dress is perfect for me. A chic dress for casual wear that I can bling up a bit when it is needed.

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Photo borrowed  from Anette Stai Fb page. Model and designer Anette Stai

In the picture above the designer herself is wearing the same dress on the cat walk. The former super model who won the first Supermodel of the World contest in 1981 Anette Stai is still looking fabulous.

She has many years of experience in the fashion industry and 10 of them as a model. This has given Anette Stai a solid platform to stand on and a broad net of contacts. With this background in mind she took the leap, the leap that made her dream come true.

She took up on herself to do this demanding but also enjoyable task to design a clothing line for women 30+, a line made of natural fabrics of good quality, a line of basic garments for women of different shapes and sizes and a collection of clothes she herself would wear.

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I hope that I look as good as she does in 9 years, in my own capasity of course

 

 

Spring renewal

Vain, who me? Maybe just a little 🙂 My excuse is the 40 years crisis.

Spring is approaching and there is alot happening private and with the blog, so I need something to wearfor the different happenings. I sometimes roll  my eyes when my girls tell me that they need something new everytime they go out. I wonder who they got that from:)? Purple is supposed to be the color of the year and I love purple, but when I saw these items they had just come home with me. The colors gives me good vibes and gets me in a good mood.

The light bright orange down jacket is from a brand called  Dear Daharma  the scarf from, Beck Søndergaard

I got them at my favorite interior store, Lille Interiør.

The blouse and top is from Michael Kors and bouoght at my favorite store, Porto Bello i nMoss

I even got som arm candy  to highlight the outfits, from the brands Lea andTokyo Jane.

Da er jeg klar for diverse treff og besøk:)