One thing I have learned over the years is that I love fashion. Even though I work hard, I also enjoy emersing myself into the world of fashion. Several of my very good friends are fashion designers. Through them I get to hear about a totally different world than what I'm used to. They also give me an insiders view behind their professions. I get to know what influenced and inspired new designs and collections. It's fascinating how things such as travel, light, color, and even feelings can influence what someone designs. One designer with whom I'm close just returned from a fly fishing expedition in Scotland. He said the countryside was so inspiring that he would drop everything and start sketching. The sketches proved so nice that they are the backbone to a new collection. And the way the sky and ground met over the meadows inspired a brand new fabric print. It's truly fascinating going behind the scenes and getting a rare glimpse of the inner workings behind products that will one day be front and center before consumers.
One area of fashion I'd like to think I'm fairly good at is everyday work wear. If work is a huge part of your life as it is for me, one of the most important items in your arsenal is an amazing handbag. Never underestimate the power of a beautiful bag; even if it's for work. A work bag does not mean you should be lugging around a dowdy, black nylon creation. Every working girl needs to think about adding one of the most beautiful designer handbags to her wardrobe. Believe me, you won't regret it. When looking for a new handbag for work, make sure it's wide enough to fit a laptop and also hold notebooks, files, books and an iPad. You want to look sharp and fashionable during the work week and a one of the latest designer handbags by your side is the best addition possible.