Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Laurie Pike's Hexagon: Upcycling in Paris

My friend Laurie Pike (who also runs The Paris Blog), has gone into the upcycled handbag and accessory fashion world, launching Hexagon.

"I got tired of pushing consumerism in my day job as a fashion editrix," she told me in Paris the other day. "So I quit my post and started collecting fabulous vintage items in desperate need of a makeover."

The result is an eclectic line of one-of-a-kind purses and baubles that have been “reverse modernized”—made better by mixing old with new elements.  Methinks this is not only good for the environment but good for folks who like their vintage in choice spots. 

Laurie said: "Now I can sleep at night knowing that my love for style is not promoting landfill. In fact, it is doing the opposite, by rehabilitating castaways and presenting them as an alternative to new."

Laurie's Hexagon is on a few different sites: The Hexagon site for the brand-new Paris Collection, made of items found in French flea markets and vide-greniers.  Click here:




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