A little black dress is an absolute necessity for every stylish girl’s closet. There’s just nothing like a grab-and-go outfit that will always look smashing and appropriate. And if you’re lucky, you have several favorites from which to choose! But honestly, an LBD can get just the tiniest bit boring. I mean, there’s only so much you can do with jewelry. So, I was thrilled to find Witt Gypsy Studios, an amazing company makes the most gorgeous, unique cigar box evening bags, guaranteed to breathe new life into any LBD.
Each bag is painstakingly crafted by hand, beginning with building the birch “cigar box” bodies. Then the bags are not only hand painted, they are actually woodburned first to give the animals texture and detail — they almost look like they have fur, feathers and wings. Woodburning is basically the equivalent of sculpting on a flat surface – this gives just an inkling as to how detailed these bags are.
The bags are also hand lined with matching fabrics. My bag, the snow leopard, is lined with faux fur, for a bag that is as breathtaking inside and it is outside! And many of the bags have beaded handles, gold or silver fixtures, and Swarovski crystal embellishments, as well.
Granted, these bags are petite, but they definitely have room for all of the essentials. What else does a girl need but keys, a cell, a credit card and a fabulous lipstick? Retail $450
In addition to the animal series, Witt Gypsy evening bags come in a huge range of styles – each more beautiful than the last. Birds, whimsical dragonflies, mysterious Geishas and more adorn these intriguing, miniature pieces of art.
Alas, I can’t carry an evening bag every day. Lucky for me, Witt Gypsy has also created a full line of clutches, regular sized handbags and now, handpainted canvas totes! Prices range. Clutches start at $55, handpainted totes at $55 and full sized handbags start at $325.
Whichever style you choose, these beautiful bags from Witt Gypsy are truly “art you can carry.”
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