Sunday, November 25, 2007

Wicker House Purse. 1972. Maker: Simon, Made in Hong Kong, Styled by Mister Ernest. Very well-constructed house-shaped wicker box purse with leather accents and brass hardware. I love the asymmetry of the handle and the window- and door-like patches on either side. One of the patches has, embossed in gold, the words “©1972 MISTER ERNEST.” I have a great picture in my head of what the actual Mister Ernest may have looked like. I’m thinking Project Runway-type designer, but in a leisure suit, with a neck scarf. FABULOUS!

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Monica said...

this one is adorable!!!

Wendy said...

I love wicker bags, especially when they come in groovy shapes!