Crushes are a real thing and sometimes they need a quick cure so that one does not lose their mind.

These Ralph and Russo handbags and clutches are beautifully crafted. For a price tag of £5,950 and a “cheaper” one for close to £2,000 not many people can afford that., myself included.

Quick solution is to find a similar look for less.

Or make yourself a DIY

I have a bag that I have loved and which has served me well over four years. the straps were getting old and I was nolonger using it but I could not get rid of it because I loved the snake skin leather material.


Today it came in handy as I used it for my style for less from the British luxury house R&R.

I love having personal touches to my style. I added an African fabric, in my language we call it kitengye as a lining; this was the fabric that had remained from the chair cushions I sewed a while back!

A yellow zipper for a pop of color; an old brooch that has the right amount of bling and shine and finished off the handle with a gold metallic chain.


Voila I have a leather bag that will serve me for a while and I will treasure because it is my own creation.