Love. Want. Need. Pauric Sweeney Handbag
18th May 2012

Pauric Sweeney Handbag

AUTHOR The Milk Maid
This bag isn't about timeless elegance, nor is about eternal style, though I do believe it possesses both. Primarily it's about playful extravagance and a little bit of bling. Utterly impractical with it's metallic python panels and dove grey body yet entirely utilitarian with it's saddle flap, multi wear straps and generous proportions.

This contrast of function and flair is a signature of Irish born, Florence based Pauric Sweeney. Arriving at handbag design via studies in Architecture in America and jewellery design in London, both these past times are clear influences in Sweeney's work - unique shapes that contrast structure and slouch, python textures, significant hard wear and metallic leathers.

Like a Magpie I first spotted this beloved bag here, obsessed about it for a month and then relinquished the power of its calling to my credit card.

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Pictured with a few of my handbag essentials; Ray Ban sunnies, J Crew card holder, Creme De La Mer lip balm for moisture, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine for colour, house keys, spare pennies, a lottery ticket that reminds me to keep dreaming and a Smythson notebook to write down wit and wisdom.

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Pauric Sweeney is currently sold on Avenue 32

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