An interview with Utelier.com

I’m often asked about my work as a freelance leather goods designer, which is something I rarely mention on the blog.  Here on islasimpson.co.uk - period style and bygone eras are my inspiration.   

But, in my daily life as a designer of handbags, purses, luggage and leather gifts, I’m always looking ahead to the future.  Designing one year in advance. 

 This month, I was interviewed by Utelier.com about what I do when I’m not working on the blog.  

Ella Catliff of La Petite Anglaise wearing one of designs.

“I arrived at St Martins set on womenswear, but a friend got me a Saturday shop job at Anya Hindmarch and I was hooked. You can wear a pretty dress, but a leather bag has to be functional as well as beautiful.  I love that marriage of the two.

“The joy for me is in the detail.”

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