7.30.2009

collina strada giveaway & a mini interview...







Today i'm very excited to share that I have a lovely giveaway from Collina Strada! And if you haven't heard this line yet, it's time to get excited! Launched in LA last fall, Hillary Taymour (who's super sweet btw, lol) has designed all kinds of wonderful handbags for the fashionista who's looking for something unique. A combination of modern and vintage style, gorgeous prints, and designs that can go from season to season, you're sure to love her latest collection! I'm loving all the black & white patterns, although there's many more of these limited edition, organic prints to choose from.

My favorite is the Alea handbag in a black & white print or grey leather (5th image down) and Hillary was kind enough to giveaway a grey leather Alea handbag for one of you lucky readers! And it comes with a handpainted logo and signed by Hillary herself, a little special touch. To enter take a peek over at the Collina Strada site and then leave a comment below.

I couldn't resist myself though and had to ask Hillary a few questions, dress, design & decor style of course!

What's your favourite item of clothing?
My Grey Helmet Lang Leather Motorcycle Jacket, and all my cropped tee's.

Who are you're favourite designers?
Miuccia Prada, Nicholas Ghesquiere, Alexander Wang, Jonny Johansson

What do you love the best about your home?
uhh My Closet...of course!

I love my closet too, lol. Also, if your in the LA area, Hillary is having a launch party presented by Dolce Vita, on Thursday, August 6th from 6 - 10pm at 8481 Melrose Place, los angeles, ca 90069. If you're thinking of checking it out please let me know, i'd love to hear about it and I also have an invite I can email you with more info.

Pop over to Collina Strada and enter below, good luck! Thanks Hillary!

Contest closes Wednesday August 5th at 11:59am, when a winner will be chosen at random. Please enter only once. Also note the contest is open to all North American readers, those in outside countries will have to pay for shipping.

Photos: Collina Strada

75 comments:

Christine said...

Wow, what a fabulous find! Hillary's bags are stunning and so unique! The prints are gorge - what a perfect accessory! Well actually, the bag is the outfit, I'd just wear simple all black to showcase it! :)

M.R. said...

Love love love the bags!!!

M.R. said...

And agree with Christine...I think the bags would be great with black (or pink! or red!)

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh my goodness! such an amazing giveaway! love the striped ones!

Natalie said...

LOVE THESE BAGS!!!!

Fiona said...

Love the bags...I'm feeling lucky...

Krysta said...

what a great giveaway! Her bags are awesome.

Bethany said...

Oh my gosh, I love these handbags!

Christina said...

I love the slouchy black bag. They are very unique.

photogirl said...

Wow--as a 'handbag challenged' girl, this give-a-way would be blessing;-) Beautiful items...

Jill said...

i can just feel it, the stars are aligned!!! mama needs a new bag :)

Maria said...

Beautiful!!!

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AlliSMiles said...

Gorgeous! Pick me! allsmiles.photography@gmail.com

Anna said...

GREAT giveaway!! I love them all.

xo

miss_liddy said...

Love these. Thinking of picking up the big tote (pic 1) for an upcoming trip.

Erin said...

Gorgeous! Great giveaway! I'll keep my fingers crossed. :)

Ashley said...

I'd be thrilled to have any of those bags! They're just what I'm looking for this fall.

Sharon said...

Love the interesting shapes and easy to match colours. They'd go with anything in my wardrobe.

josephine said...

what a great collection! i really like how the jackson-pollack background and the model's gingham dress don't overpower the bags.

Jacquelyn said...

I LOVE the black and white Alea bag!

Lady Ann said...

Great designs! I love the striped black and white bag :) SO graphic!

Rissa and Jared said...

awesome!

Jenny said...

That grey bag is so cute. It could easily work with some of the more masculine styles I'm thinking of going with this fall.

jennywren1990@yahoo.com

Dixie said...

What an amazing collection. I love the shapes and prints.
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Casi Leigh said...

Oh wow, I have to agree about the gray leather bag...what a great piece for the coming fall and winter months!

*crosses fingers* :)

Good luck everyone!

MMW said...

Wow - what a great collection. I'd love something fancy to accompany my fall wardrobe.

BTW, LOVE your blog!

Thanks, MMW

city squirrel said...

gorgeous bags! i love anything black, white and geometric.

kate. said...

oh my gosh i love these!!! what a great collection!

shoppingsmycardio said...

what fabulous designs...can't believe i haven't seen them before, but i'm thrilled to have been introduced! i would be over the moon if i won this lovely!

Aaron + Kayti said...

those bags are fantastic - simple and classic meet modern. i dig it.

i would love to tote around one of the bags, if i dont win, i might need to go buy one.

Elizabeth Moon said...

I love that color of gray...it looks like the "Moonlight" shade I am painting my bedroom on Saturday!

malhgold said...

I'd love to win this giveaway. I can't remember the last time I bought a new bag!!!

veronica said...

i read a ridiculous amount of blogs, especially for not really being a fashionista, angsty, engaged, or even really that funny. out of all my blogs, and all those posts, this is the first time i have ever gasped at the beauty of a bag.

absolutely stunning. plus, i can guarantee it'd look even better tucked ever so delicately under my arm. swooooon!

Michell L. John said...

Very fun bags! Casual, simple and unique. Perfect combo!

Amanda said...

Cute bags! I totally need something other than my matt&nat (I mean that's ALL i've used for like a year now)

Veronica said...

Those purses are classsssay and Hillary T must be too!

L&M said...

These bags are so unique, they would add a pop to any outfit! Love them

vix said...

Just discovered your blog yesterday. And I have spent the last day going through all of your archives. I think this is going to easily become my new favourite blog :)

Also I'm a fellow Canadian as well. This is the first nice day we've had in forever!

chloe said...

bags are my fave & these are all adorable!!

lola said...

These bags are absolutely fabulous!! Perfect addition to any outfit. Love love them. Please pick me!

gretchengatzke said...

i love hillary and would love to score one of her amazing bags!!!!!

kailee said...

wow these are so cute....i now now my fall hand bag of choice!!! what an amazing giveaway

♥Simply Seductive said...

Have definitely fallen for this line of handbags... would love to win!

Thanks for this great give-away.

All the very best,

Montanna said...

This is such a unique line of bags! Just love it! Here's to wishin' ! <3

connie said...

Love that gray clutch! :) I might just have to slide by the launch party next week!

Jane said...

These bags are fantastic! What a great giveaway!

sydney85 said...

Fabulous bags. All are so much fun.

Tess said...

gorgeous bags!

Kristen said...

How cute! I would love one :)

Ariel said...

I'm obsessed. These are great!

Sarah Klassen said...

Pretty :) I would love one!

Randi said...

So happy to have found your blog a few weeks ago. It is just lovely!

Oh and you must choose me! I must have it!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh wow, these are nice. My sister would love them.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Anonymous said...

The styles of her bags are exquisite. I love the printed bags and the gathered material of the solid bags is simple and elegant. I would feel glamorous with one of her bags on my side and would love to be wearing Hillary Taymour's pieces! Thank you for sharing her work!

Rachel

andrea despot said...

i love the style of all of these bags! plus, the product styling is great! so fun :)

brooke said...

What beautiful bags!

Kati said...

lyek OMGAHHH i totalllyy want onee!

Cassidy said...

These bags are fabulous... Oh how I would love one! :)

ms. less is always more said...

I absolutely love these! Such a cool fresh design!

Lindsay said...

I love every single one. So fab!

C_belle said...

OOh La la! I loves this line! I especially adore the large ikat hobo!!!

Mod Bohemians said...

wow! really beautiful bags!

luxe luthor said...

What beautiful, chic bags! I love the black and white clutch - I'm sure I'd look fantastic carrying one of these bags ;)

Julia said...

I love the clutches!

Bridget said...

lovely!

mali said...

Oh goodness grey-cious...how I would love to have me such a sweet hand bag~

Ashley said...

OOH love the gray- perfect for fall! And the photographs are stunning too!

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chrstnbm said...

Love those bags! So simple and classy.

Abigail said...

I love these bags! they really are so simple but elegant!!

Miz.November said...

Those big graphic black and white slouchy bags are amazing. I love the photo of them all hanging in line.

Krysta said...

Love, love, love the bags!! So chique.

JST Committee said...

I've never seen these before. They are beautiful and on my list of must have's! What a great find!

Sandi said...

oh my gosh, that handbag totally matches the grey wallet I bought a little while ago, same shape and everything...strange. Perhaps it's fate?!!!

~ Angela said...

These are fabulous!!! I want one, for sure!

Mackenzie said...

For black and white these bags sure pOp! :)
love, m.

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