I’m a Carrie! *Done*

I first met Carrie when I was interviewing for a job at lululemon a year after I moved back from New York and decided to get a “real” job.  Our first interaction was less than ideal for me considering I was 15 minutes late to my first interview in the store (as she was the store manager at the time!) But somehow I weaseled my into getting a second interview with her and Paige, the Assistant Manager at the time.

They told me to come prepared to talk about something I was passionate about so naturally I brought my portfolio of the few bags and accessories I had made up to that point and was ready to talk about how I was in the process of starting my own business.  (A little counter intuitive when you’re trying to get a job somewhere else…but following proper etiquette has never been a strong suit of mine.)

Luckily they caught my vision of “Custom Re-purposing” and they started naming off clothes they’d want a bag out of.  And at the end of the interview I was informed that even if I didn’t get the job, that they were still going to place orders.  Win/Win for me because I got the job and 2 orders =)

A year past before Carrie and I finally exchanged fabric and it was probably better that way since it gave me a chance to get to know her and her style/lifestyle a little better.

She told me about her “I’m a Carrie” shirt that she loved, so I knew that was going to be the outside of the bag from the get go.  And luckily she had a great choice of shirts to choose for the rest of the bag.

What I liked about the sayings on all the shirts is that it allowed me to create a story about Carrie, and with some strategic placement, if you read it front to back, I think it came together as I envisioned.

It reads from front to back:

“I’m a Carrie”

The lining is from a shirt with her sign of Virgo which says:

“Powerful, Glamorous, Attractive, Dedicated, Loving” (which she is!)

to the back pocket which reads on the outside:

“I’m the One”

And the inside of the pocket reads:

“Your momma warned you about”

I know I pat myself on the back a lot, but I thought that was clever =)

I think this bag is so cute and apparently I now love pink and green together!  Hopefully Carrie gets a lot of use out of this bag and remembers how awesome she is everytime she opens it up!

Thanks for the order Carrie!


*****Each product is handmade and re-purposed from second hand clothing and fabrics and is completely one of a kind, I couldn’t duplicate any of these bags even if I wanted too! It’s my way of going green and staying in style.

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About kimB

Taking things apart and putting them back together to look and function like something else makes me think that change is possible. Powered by website analytics technology.
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One Response to I’m a Carrie! *Done*

  1. kristin says:

    kimmy – this looks so beautiful! (like a watermelon with the pink & green) i love it! 🙂 can’t wait to see what your new project is!

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