Friday, November 26, 2010
Fabulous on Fifth Giveaway
Mon petit coquettes, it is no surprise that behind every handbag in one’s collection is a harrowing tale of how we brought such an accessory into our lives; but just as there is a story behind every acquisition, there is also a tell-all behind every creation – just ask Marcia Sherrill.
Years ago, Marcia and her husband created Kleinberg Sherrill, a luxury handbag collection that was carried in major department stores the world over and received write-ups in every publication from Vogue and ELLE to W, The New York Times, and Women’s Wear Daily. After a torturous divorce, however, Marcia was left a penniless pauper as opposed to the pretty, pretty princess with a penchant for purses she once was.
Nevertheless, as a fashion-forward fighter, Marcia refused to take her situation lying down, vowing to reestablish herself as something bigger and better than before. And she has, in the form of two new handbag lines – Anabelle by Marcia Sherrill, “an affordable line for the preppy girl on the go,” and Sherrill Ltd., which “consists of classic silhouettes in luxurious exotic skins, which will be exclusively retailed to philanthropists and the like.”
♥CF: What is the inspiration behind collections such as the London Series, Fifth Avenue Series, and Palm Beach Series?
Marcia: I am inspired by places and people, on both broad avenues and narrow alleys. People everywhere. Each series of bags is designed with women in mind, doing all sorts of things. I want to make the bags both functional and beautiful.
♥CF: Do you build your outfits around your handbag, or put together an outfit and then choose which handbag would look best with it?
Marcia: I can’t help myself, I am a Bag Lady, so for me, it always starts with the bag. Right now, I have a new red bag and no one has seem me in anything but black for a year, so I am changing it up and going bright with the new bag and a fabulous new attitude! A good way to live your life!
♥CF: If you were to buy five things right now, what would they be?
Marcia: An iPad, a home in Southhampton, New York (I love the serenity of the beach!), a Vespa that I could have painted with the Anabelle pineapples, an apartment next to mine for my mother, another French Bulldog - I would like a “pack.”
Now, as a way to truly introduce her new line to the world; Marcia is being so kind as to bring one (1) Café Fashionista reader the Small Deenie Bag in Black (valued at $90.00) from the Fifth Avenue Series.
To Enter the Fabulous on Fifth Giveaway:
♥For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating what Anabelle by Marcia Sherrill bag is your favorite between now and Friday, December 10, 2010 at midnight PST.
♥ For two (2) entries, Twitter about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating what Anabelle by Marcia Sherrill bag is your favorite between now and Friday, December 10, 2010 at midnight PST with your Twitter URL.
♥ For three (3) entries, become a follower of Café Fashionista on Blogger/Google Reader/Google Friend Connect/Twitter, and leave a comment on this post stating what Anabelle by Marcia Sherrill bag is your favorite between now and Friday, December 10, 2010 at midnight PST (if you are already a Café Fashionista follower, please say so in your comment).
I will randomly pick one (1) name out of a hat (who knows, it could be yours!), and announce the winner on Saturday, December 11, 2010.
Good luck everyone!
And yes, this Giveaway is open to everyone – U.S. or International residents!
Thanks to Anabelle by Marcia Sherrill for the pictures.