IN THE BAG!
by Christine Brenneman
(as featured in Here comes the Guide Weddings
Northern California edition)
In a time when most everything around us is mass-produced, its
a rare and wondrous thing to encounter a one-of-a-kind item, crafted
lovingly by the human hand. Designer Shannon Presson of the Elegant
Bag appreciates this sentiment, and for the last two years has poured
her own sparkling humanity into a line of handbags, custom-designed
for brides and special occasions.
Working with specialty fabrics and a studio full of beads, Shannon
stitches each of her signature drawstring-style purses herself.
She might use chiffon, satin, embroidery, beading or other embellishments,
but the final product reflects the individuality of her clients.
Shannon questions every one of them about her dress and the colors
for the event, but she also delves much deeper, asking: Who is this
woman? Whats important to her? What is her sense of style?
The responses are what set one patron apart from the next, and for
Shannon, its those personal details that facilitate the creative
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