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Mini multipurpose bag that can serve all sorts of situations from a travel document holder, make-up purse, camera protector, the list is endless, you decide. These come fitted with the Excelia line of zips used in fashion houses such as Hermes and Louis Vuitton.

13 Nov

Blogger: what is luxury?

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What is Luxury? By Alexis Fasol

 

Ever since I started working with my hands, focusing my ambitions on becoming a master craftsman, I have been fascinated by the idea of luxury and what it means. As a creator one dreams of forming part of en exclusive group of the most gifted, able to create objects that will provoke the attention of those who have the means to own them into competing to obtain your services and subsequently allowing you to increase the price you can command for your work. However, luxury is not just about the expensive and the beautiful for the rich and powerful. It has always been so much more and has constantly been evolving, reinventing itself over time influenced by the way the world is seen through the eyes of different cultures and their customs. Luxury has been on a roller coaster ride since the time of the Incas, Mayans and Aztecs. The Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. The Persians, the Chinese to the Japanese and the Europeans, in fact every single society on earth has a concept of the idea of Luxury that on the surface may well appear to be have significant differences, yet I believe that the underlying motives that drives luxury and its creation is in fact very similar around the world. All societies that have indulged in luxuries have seen them very much as a barometer of social status and often even virtue as the have nots aspire, NOT to overthrow the ostentatious elites who benefit from a luxurious lifestyle, but rather they aspire to join the elites one day and so benefit from a  bit of luxury for themselves and their loved ones. So, although the ostentatious flaunting of luxury may well have been the motive for a few revolutions over the times it would seem that most of the time the aspirational narcotic of luxury has inspired those who have little to try and climb the social ladder in order to consume the tantalising temptations that only luxury can provide.

Flip-flops, hawaii chappal, thongs, Japanese sandals, or jandals are an open type of outdoor footwear, consisting of a flat sole held loosely on the foot by a Y-shaped strap, like a thin thong, that passes between the first (big) and second toes and around either side of the foot. With their origins in Egypt of the Pharaohs they are one of the oldest forms of footwear. These are just a few of my interpretions of this ancient design

News: well this week I am liberated, I have polished off all my orders and I am completely free to experiment and play in the workshop. I am really looking forward to getting some great bag designs out on to the shelves of the store for the spring season. I am working on a great shopping type bag that I am exited about the results. 

This week Barcelona is enthusiastic  that business will be pushed along by the World Mobile Phone Congress that is in town this week bringing thousands of visitors who are expected to leave and additional 300 million euros spent in the city. Hope some of those 300 millions end up in my humble little store. 

 I leave a photo of me contemplating today's creative agenda trying not to freeze my ass off. This week is DAMN cold for us taking into account that our houses aren't prepared for these low temperatures. For that reason the hat and scarf even though I am inside!!!

ME 

Randy Crawford – Rainy Night in Georgia (Live) great song I was listening to while I was writing this blog. Click on the italics to listen

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