Fashion Event: Bags of Style - Go Vintage!
By Karen Hoisington Follow | Public

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Vintage bags are no longer just essential accessories but have become fashion statements.The handbag is an essential accessory for the 20th century woman. In this talk and display of the most remarkable, unique and inspiring handbags of unusual high-quality pieces, complement a lavishly illustrated jaunt through 100 years of handbag history by vintage collector Karen Hoisington.
Discussed are purses of all types: beaded, cloths, Lucite, pearl, straw, reptile, tapestry, and bags from the 1900s to the 1970s and how certain ones become “IT” bags and how women relate to these objects in their lives down the eras.
•The history of the handbag from 1800s to 1970s
•Advantage and disadvantages of vintage bags
•How to tell a good bag (includes females!)
•How to choose a flattering purse
•A chance to win an original vintage bag!

Karen Hoisington, founder and owner of Datum Branding, pulls from her diverse experience in branding airlines to zoos. She started her career in London to Singapore as an award-winning art director at Ogilvy & Mather (SEA). Later, she formed her own successful branding consultancy, Datum Branding. Karen lectures in all aspects of marketing at local polytechnics, and recently, at Kyoto International University. Japan. She is a regular guest on TV on heritage and lifestyle topics. Her book, Brand! Desire, has recently been launched.