Sunday, August 26, 2012

Miche's New Releases for September 2012 ~ Sneak Peek!!

Remember: These Shells are LIMITED and will be available to order
September 1st at www.FunBagBiz.com :)

In depth detail of the Shells are listed below: 

Behind the Name: Marseille, Annecy, Lucerne




The glacier waters of Lake Annecy, steely grey rivers of Lucerne and the azure blue waters off the coast of Marseille are some of my favorite memories in Europe. And these memories helped inspire the lovely Miche Luxe Shells that bear these towns’ names.

Annecy is a charming little town nestled in the French Alps and it’s where I lost my heart to the French countryside. Here I once ran through the streets giggling with laughter, completely in love with all the possibilities a young woman could imagine. In a quaint restaurant by the lake, I savored the most amazing au gratin potatoes I have ever had the pleasure to eat—an experience all au gratin dishes will be measured against in the future!

Lucerne is known as the gateway to Central Switzerland, and the quaint architecture in its “old town” reminded me of storybooks and fairy tales. I spent hours exploring its maze of little streets and secret passages. But my favorite memory is the hour I spent gazing over the Reuss River from the famous Chapel Bridge—the icy grey color of the water shining with glints from the late afternoon sun was unforgettable, and it’s an image I still cherish.

Marseille is an ancient port city in southernmost France, known for its amazing fresh seafood, unique culture and warm hospitality. I took a drive up to Cap Canaille, which is the highest sea cliff in France. From there I saw one of the most incredible views ever. The Mediterranean Sea spread out as far as the eye can see— in all its splendor, dotted with sailboats. It was a blue so intense that it seemed like heaven.



From the glimmer of each embellishment to the deep grey-blue color of the material, the design of these Shells reflects the colors of these unforgettable cities. May they capture your heart as Europe did for me.

If you have a destination that has inspired you, we would love to hear it! Please send your stories to design@miche.com for an opportunity to have one of our next Miche Luxe Shells named in your honor! And be sure to check back next week for the last set of the “Behind the Name” series about the Miche Luxe Collection.

Thank you, Jennie ~ Fabulous as always :)


Behind the Name: Quincy, Sedona & Aspen





Each Shell in the Miche Luxe Collection is named after one of my favorite cities in the world; the cities have their own characters and personalities which definitely inspired some unique looks.

Quincy, Massachusetts has a quaint charm that brings thoughts of patriotism, heritage, and gratitude.



I love Sedona, Arizona’s stunning sunsets against the desert rock and Joshua trees silhouetted in the skyline.



And then there is Aspen, Colorado, a beautiful retreat from the suburban norm. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, its slopes are blanketed with pines and, of course, aspen trees. In the winter months, this village goes from charming to magical! The steep rocky slopes provide the perfect spot for skiing—at least they did once I got better at it. This is where I ate snow for the first time as an adult, after my face plant and tumble down the mountain! But now I love to ski. It provides an escape along with a constant challenge and a rush of freedom as you push yourself to the limits. I have a special place in my heart for Aspen.



I hope these Shells fill your life with beautiful memories and moments—just as their namesakes have for me. If you have a destination that is close to your heart and makes you feel like living a more inspired life, we would love to hear it! Please send your stories to design@miche.com for an opportunity to have one of our next Miche Luxe Shells named for you! And be sure to check back next week when we feature more Shells in this amazing collection!  

Thank you, Jennie :)


Marseille ~ Prima Luxe Shell, September 2012 (Retired)


Marseille
Prima Shell / Luxe Pricing

 The fashion-forward styling of the Marseille for Prima Bags will make your
heart beat a little faster and bring that extra touch of bling you love to any outfit.


Soft faux leather in a cool shade of light grey is accented by oversized stud and
grommet detailing in various metallic colors—it’s a trendy look that is both flirtatious and fun and perfect for when you want to really shine! Side pockets.
 
As part of our Miche Luxe Collection, Marseille comes with matching handles (a pair of
short handles and a single long strap), key fob and a dust cover for easy storage.
Handle (short) length: 16”; width: .75”; handle drop: 7”
Handle (long) length: 36.75”; width: 2”; handle drop: 17.5”

Quincy ~ Prima Luxe Shell, September 2012 (Retired)


Quincy
Prima Shell / Luxe Pricing
 
Can a girl ever be too rich?
We don’t think so… and sometimes richness is what  we crave in a handbag too!
 
The Quincy for Prima Bags features faux leather in deepest dark chocolate.
An overall crocodile pattern and sophisticated criss-cross buckled strap details with
rich antique brass hardware will make you feel and look like a million dollars
every time you wear her. Side pockets.
 
As part of our Miche Luxe Collection, Quincy comes with matching stylish twisted handles, key fob
and a dust cover for easy storage.
 
Handle length: 22”; width: 1”; handle drop: 10.75”

Annecy ~ Demi Luxe Shell, September 2012 (Retired)


Annecy
Demi Shell / Luxe Pricing
 
The Annecy for Demi Bags brings the inspiration of the French Alps and
high fashion styling together to create a look that is absolutely stunning.
 
Glacier-grey soft faux leather is accented by oversized stud and grommet detailing
in various metallic colors. When the sun hits Annecy just right, she glistens like
icicles atop Mont Blanc. Get your shine on wherever you go when you carry this
unique Shell on your arm!
As part of our Miche Luxe Collection, Annecy comes with 2 matching handles
(a pair of short handles and a single long handle), key fob and a dust cover for easy storage.
 Handle (short) length: 16”; width: .75”; handle drop: 7”.
Handle (long) length: 36.75”; width: 2”; handle drop: 19.75”


Aspen ~ Demi Luxe Shell, September 2012 (Retired)


Aspen
Demi Shell / Luxe Pricing

 Mmmmm… imagine a delightful apr├Ęs-ski party at an exclusive resort in Colorado.
You sweep past a roaring fire looking impeccable from head to toe.. and the gorgeous
Aspen on your arm makes your look complete!

Aspen for Demi Bags features faux leather in deep hot chocolate brown, accented
with enchanting herringbone loops woven with slender antique brass chains.

As part of our Miche Luxe Collection, Aspen comes with matching handles, key
fob and a dust cover for easy storage.

Handle length: 26.25”; width: 1”; handle drop: 13”


Behind the Name: Carmel & Lincoln




While Nebraska may be what naturally comes to mind when you hear the name “Lincoln,” the two Shells I am highlighting this week are actually named after a couple of beautiful cities on the Northwest coast.

Lincoln is a small town along the Oregon coast that takes me back to my childhood. In fact, this is where my earliest memories of the ocean were created. Each summer my family gathered in this charming coastal escape for a family reunion and I remember waking up each morning to the sound of the crashing waves. I also remember combing the beach for shells and searching the tide pools for all kinds mysterious tiny sea creatures.

In Lincoln, grey skies and ocean breezes provide the perfect setting for flying kites—kites of every shape, color, and size fill the sky each afternoon. As night fell we would build a bonfire and roast marshmallows. On just such a magical evening, I had my first kiss.

Carmel is a town along the northern California coastline that provides a graceful and quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco. This is the perfect location to spend a quiet afternoon shopping in small boutiques as well as enjoying lunch and the company of close friends. This is a place to relax, take a deep cleansing breath of ocean air and treasure the moments in life that offer a peace and healing.



If you have a destination that has inspired you, we would love to hear it! Please send your stories to design@miche.com for an opportunity to have one of our next Miche Luxe Shells named in your honor! 

Thank you, Jennie :)


Lincoln ~ Demi Luxe Shell, September 2012 - Retired


Lincoln
Demi Shell / Luxe Pricing

Do you have an important evening planned that you’ve been waiting weeks to enjoy?
You have the perfect outfit. The perfect hair style. The perfect make-up. The perfect shoes.

Now you just need the perfect finishing touch—the right Miche.

The Lincoln for Demi Bags is your go-to choice for any special occasion.
Ultra-rich deep maroon faux leather in a diamond pattern is offset by the delicate
shine of a myriad antique brass rivet accents. Side pockets.
 
As part of our Miche Luxe Collection, Lincoln comes with matching handles, key
fob and a dust cover for easy storage.
Handle length: 22.75”; width: 1”; handle drop: 11.5”

Carmel ~ Classic Luxe Shell, September 2012 - Retired


Carmel 
(Retired & Sold Out)

Classic Shell / Luxe Pricing
The Carmel for Classic Bags is a class act through and through!
The perfect accessory when you want to dress to impress!

You're sure to fall in love with her deep matte maroon faux leather
with diamond stitching and multiple antique brass stud detail that mesh
perfectly to create a look that's both rich and stylish.
End pockets add a finishing touch.

As part of our Miche Luxe Collection, Carmel comes with matching
handles, key fob, and a dust cover for easy storage.

Handle length 22.75"; width 1"; Handle drop 11.5"

Lucerne ~ Classic Luxe Shell, September 2012 (Retired)



Lucerne

Classic Shell / Luxe Pricing

The Lucerne Shell for Classic Bags features a cool shade of chromium
grey soft faux leather accented by oversized stud and grommet detailing in
various metallic colors. End-pocket storage is the ideal finishing touch.
Lucerne is playful and flirtatious and is as at home at a bistro lunch in
Paris as she is on a stroll down the sultry streets of New Orleans at midnight.
Where will you let this stylish mademoiselle take you? As part of our Miche
Luxe Collection, Lucerne comes with matching handles, key fob and a
dust cover for easy storage.
Handle length: 22.75”; width: 1”; handle drop: 11.5”



Sedona ~ Classic Luxe Shell, September 2012 (Retired)



Sedona
Classic Shell / Luxe Pricing



Subtly-textured faux leather in deep espresso brown gives the
Sedona for Classic Bags an undeniable richness. Add in exquisite detailing: herringbone
loops  woven with antique brass chains... and you’ve got an incredible high-fashion
 look you’ll be proud to wear anywhere!
Whether you dress her up or dress her down, Sedona is sure to attract admiring comments.
End pockets. As part of our Miche Luxe Collection, Sedona
comes with matching handles featuring antique brass detailing, key fob
and a dust cover for easy storage.
Handle length: 26.25”; width: 1”; handle drop: 13”




Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mystery Hostess Party is CLOSED!! And the WINNER is.....


Mystery Hostess Party is CLOSED... And the winner is: 
Vanessa B. from Portland, Oregon!! 
YAY!!! Congratulations!! 

Thank you to all that participated... I can't wait to do the next one, which will be around the end of Nov/beginning of Dec... just in time for the holiday season ;)