Tuesday, 19 May 2009

An afternoon with Giacomina designer Jacqueline Headlam

Whilst attending an exhibition in London this weekend, my eye was caught by a strikingly chic collection of designer leather handbags and I got chatting to the inspirational designer, British born Jacqueline Headlam .

Stunning to look at, it was no surprise that Jacqueline entered the fashion industry as a model and even won a national modelling competition judged by the likes of Elite a few years ago. She modelled in New York, London and Germany, regularly taking part in London Fashion week financing her way through University. Following her subsidiary degree in Broadcast Journalism, Headlam worked on TV as a Television Fashion expert, re-styling individuals on make-over shows.

Jacqueline went on to complete a Fashion Journalism course at the London College of Fashion and wrote a series of articles on the industry's emerging young stars. She then set up "Jacqueline's Unique Boutique", a boutique specialising in the sale of classic English designs for women.

In Jacqueline's own words:

"I found selling other people's designs frustrating especially as I had so many ideas of my own. I started producing sketches for accessories, buying quite spectacular materials, but not having formal training, there wasn't any correlation between the images in my mind and my final creations."

Jacqueline travelled to Italy where she met a team of talented Italian and English artisans who have produced goods for the likes of Fendi and Harrods. They collaborated to create Italian named Giacomina, a designer label producing a beautiful range of exclusive, one-off and limited edition hand-made bags.

These super chic designer handbags are gorgeous to touch and the attention to detail is unrivalled. The various ranges include the Shopper, a Vintage collection, Classic range and the La Luna. You'll find furs, wool, soft leathers and patent leathers across the range in bold colours and animal prints, something for every occasion! Right now Giacomina's product line includes Handbags and Hats, however there are future plans for a leather accessories line for men.

These are designer handbags with a story, exceptionally superior in quality and made to be noticed! Most certainly worth the investment for any fashionista with fabulous taste.

To browse through their range, go to their website: giacomina. Check back regularly as new products are added.


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