February 05, 2012

my Fickle Sense "K" bag - test run to the Kalamunda markets

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(Photos taken at the Kalamunda markets yesterday)

(Bag: Fickle Sense. Top: NastyGal. Jeans: Topshop via eBay < ---- worn here and here. Shoes: Asos. Bag: Alexander Wang "Kirtsen Satchel". Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James "Lafayette")

This bag is something special....

There is a crazy girl in Berlin who jumps on her bike, rides to the local markets and purchases metres of calico. She jumps back on her bike and she rides off to her little apartment. She uses eco-friendly ink to screen print a design onto the fabric that she carefully cuts to size. She spends hours transforming the material into good quality totes, being sure to reinforce, over lock, fasten and stitch it up until it's durability is ensured. 

This crazy girl just happens to be my sister, mahaila.  

When my own personalised tote arrived at my house in Australia aaaaaaaall the way from Berlin, I knew that it had a story behind it. Having known exactly what goes into each and every one of these totes - meaning not only the labour, but the passion that drives it - I'll never under-estimate the value of hand-made, eco-friendly clothing and accessories. 

Kaye xx


38 comments:

  1. OMG How good are the kalamunda markets ay! Hope you got some macarons!!!
    hehe

    I wish I could pull of red jeans! You look amazeballs babe!

    xx

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  2. LOVE those delicate rings and bright jeans

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  3. Heyyy I need a K tote!
    All the coolest peoples name starts with K! hehe Love those jeans!

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  4. pls check my blog and if u like it pls follow me on bloglovin.

    i follow you. xx

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  5. I want those sunglasses!!

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  6. I love your look and your blog! :) following you, hope you'll follow me back! <3 xx, Tina
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  7. Can't beleive I haven't seen your blog before... we have so much in common - obsession with red jeans and plaid pants, for example!

    Cheers from Sydney,
    CrashingRED
    p.s. Great blog!

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  8. you look amazing + I love these photos...the burst of red is great!

    xx
    INSIDE IN INSIDE OUT

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  9. That's a really nice bag!!

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  10. Ton pantalon est super!!!

    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr

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  11. Great look! I love your shirt!

    Kisses Anne
    http://annenobody.blogspot.com/

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  12. SIMPLY INCREDIBLE POST. LOVE IT.

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  13. Lovely photos and also really lovely look, I adore the t-shirt with the trousers!

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  14. it looks so sunny and warm - I'm jealous!
    lovely blog
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  15. Great photos, you look amazing! Really enjoying your blog and am your newest follower.

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  16. That bag is amazing! I just stumbled upon your blog - it's so inspiring! Loving it and following you now. :)

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  17. perfect bag for the farmer's market, love it.

    also, adore the elizabeth and james sunglasses, beautiful shape of shades.

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  18. Loving those apples!

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!
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  19. I love this look, great tee! xx

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  20. The test succeded! K is amazing!
    xo
    Ev

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  21. absolutely wonderful!
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  22. love all your rings with the coffee!

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  23. Love your outfit, it's great.

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  24. beautiful!

    love this!

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  25. Love the red!

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  26. looove the bag! and the outfit too! im following on bloglovin!
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  27. LOVE your bold denim AND your sunglasses are FAB!

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  28. LOVE this look of layered bags...the Wang when you wanna feel a bit badass...the canvas for when you're feeling a bit granola...all in all, the perfect hi/low mix!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture.com

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  29. You should post more pictures of your fabulousness riding a bike and going to the market. Lovely!

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  30. There are many ways in which you can do this, be it making your own wedding favours or invitations to having your friend make your wedding cake, however can you really compromise when it comes to your wedding dress.

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  31. wow to the comment above. just wow.

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  32. obsessed with the sunnies. your blog is fabulous. totally following. can't wait to read more. thanks for sharing, love. stop by sometime. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com
    LA fashion from a former small town girl.

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