Couture des Iles by Fanny Oldfield
Designer of unique and beautiful handbags made from the « Plaiting » of Bahamian Silver top Palm trees.
Bahamian straw craft is the answer in designing eco friendly elegant fashion accessories.
Growing up in Paris, couture and art have always been an inspiration but also an « art de vivre ».
I have always loved carrying beautiful handbags. Elegant and sophisticated were the criteria that I always looked for in a purse. Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Chanel were my favorite designers.
In 2009, my family and I moved to the Bahamas. Few weeks later, at one of the local fair, I came across these elegant handbags made from the plaiting of Silver Top Palm Trees. I absolutely LOVED them. They are elegant, unique, handmade, and colorful… I was sold! I have not owned a single designer handbag since then!
I was very lucky to meet Barbara Knowles Jesubatham in Nassau, participate in her classes, and learn this beautiful craft that I am happy to share with you today.
I hope you will enjoy these handbags as much as I do:)
Fanny OLDFIELD for www.conversationprivee.com / www.off-the-recordmessaging.com