necklace - c/o EarthShine // vintage blouse - Miracle Eye // pants and shoes- vintage // bag - Medellin, Colombia // sunglasses - Etsy
This bag is reeeally special to me, probably the most special tangible piece I own. Everytime I wear it, I think of my last visit to Colombia (when I got it). My mom is Colombian, I'm half, and that's where her entire family lives. She was the only member willing to move outside of the country, to the US. Crazy stuff. My mom would watch her own mom sew and help her turn the wheel on the machine when she was younger since this was years before they invented the pedal for the machine. By only watching her, she learned how to sew at basic level, and then practiced with her, and once her mother passed (in her teens), my mom gradually got better and better, and now she's at this unbelievably impressive level that I've never seen anyone be better than. Blazing fast speed, and the quality of her work is unbeatable. And now, she's sewing for my brand, Miracle Eye, and my friend's brand, Bad Vibes :)
In case any of you don't know what Miracle Eye is, it's my brand compromised of my designs, featuring all handmade items. Every single piece (except our Bart Simpson sweater), including clothing, jewelry, and accessories, are all handmade by mom and I. So.. that's why I love this bag.