"I enjoy checking out the Style Maniac blog--'live laugh learn listen read decorate dress entertain ... with style.' Addictive!"

- Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project


ANNOUNCING Doreen Creede / Style Maniac as Brand Ambassador for new handbag line conradbookerCOLLECTION

I am delighted to share with all of you my collaboration as Brand Ambassador for conradbookerCOLLECTION, a new luxury handbag brand from architect, artist and designer Conrad Booker.

Edgy yet elegant with a chic sense of fun, conradbookerCOLLECTION features bold shapes, beautiful finishing, smart details (easy-access smartphone pockets, surprise mirrors, contrast linings) and incorporation of unexpected materials.  For this season's "HARDWEAR" line each piece has an element taken from a hardware store but used in dramatic yet seamless ways.   All pieces are handmade in the USA.

I invite you to see the handbags at the brand's launch this Wednesday.  (Apologies for the short notice -- I delayed this post due to the storm and its aftereffects.)  And stay tuned for more on the brand, the backstory, sneak peeks and special treats.  

JOIN US for the Launch of
Be the first to see conradbookerCOLLECTION and this season’s “HARDWEAR” line.  Meet the designer, shop & sip.  Plus find fab shoes to wear with your new bag at award-winning Bus Stop Boutique.  Hope to see you!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
727 S. 4th St. Philadelphia, PA 19147 | 215 627-2357

TOP PHOTO:  Doreen Creede / Style Maniac with conradbookerCOLLECTION Chain Hobo handbag from the Fall/Winter 2012 "HARDWEAR" line snapped by my husband Kevin on the spur of the moment when we realized we needed some product pics to share immediately.  And yes, that's me again BOTTOM PHOTO in the promo campaign postcard, captured by Conrad and wearing my fave Bus Stop shoes.


hammondartbiz said...

Dave and I will stop by early. Looking forward to it! Thanks!

Lee Romano Sequeira said...

THAT should be your new blog photo - it's perfect!
WHOO HOO - hope to see you Wednesday!

Style Maniac said...

Aubrie told me the same thing, Lee. Thanks! Maybe I will change it. Hope to see you Wednesday, too! You will swoon when you see what Conrad has done.

michele said...

beautiful bag, doreen!

smiles to you and have a blast at the launch.


Vanessa Uttaro said...

That's exciting -- have fun! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a super model. You look fantastic. Hope you have a great show.

Heather Lindstrom said...

Good morning Doreen! How very exciting to be a brand ambassador. The bag looks rich, luxurious and stylish with the tassel and chain detail. Love it. Super stylish lady! This sounds like a super fun project-congrats. I wish I lived close enough to attend. It's fun to share the adventure with you. PS-Gorgeous photo of you too!
Cheers, Heather

Anonymous said...

ooolala! What a beautiful model,love the purse!
Hope the showing is a huge success.

Love, Mom

PURA VIDA said...

Well...wonderful news!!!

Style Maniac said...

Thank you, Michele!

Style Maniac said...

We did:)
Vanessa, Your photo charms came the other day -- LOVE them! Plan to highlight on Style Maniac. :)

Style Maniac said...

Thank you. We had a great time ... with you were closer and could have joined us.

Style Maniac said...

I wish you lived close enough too -- would be lovely to meet in person!

Thank you for the positive and detailed comments. It's nice to know what catches a stylish woman's eye.

Style Maniac said...

Thanks, Mom! (& Dad) Wish you both lived closer so we could have shared this special evening.

Style Maniac said...

Thank you!

design elements said...

wow... congrats, Doreen! you look great! big hug

Style Maniac said...

Maria, thank you as always for your support. Hugs to you, too.

'LUSH' said...

Ok, love the bag........however, you look FABULOUS with the bag! They chose the right ambassador! Your words "Edgy yet elegant with a chic sense of fun," describes you both!!!

Style Maniac said...

Thank you Shelly - I am quoting you on that! :)

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful picture of you. Should be on the cover of your book (when you write it ) Vintage clothing is the best. I was born in 1940, so I missed some of the earlier periods, but the late 40's and early 50's was a great time to be growing up. Mom made most of my clothes, I hardly had anything "store bought." She was a wonderful seamstress, and made me so many beautiful outfits. To this day, I prefer vintage over modern. That goes for accessories too. Enjoyed this blog.
Elizabeth Naughton

Style Maniac said...

Thank you for the lovely compliment, Elizabeth!
I'd love to see some of those clothes your mom made. Did you keep any?


#mystylemaniac accessories affiliate programs amazon boutique animal prints annie sibonney art aso damisi aubrie costello autumn kietponglert awards beach beaches beauty behind the scenes bela shehu bentley meeker betsy bart bette midler big city bumpkin bil donovan black blog talk radio blogs blogs2books blue book books brae howard photography brand ambassador brown budhi teencare bus stop carla glasser carmelita couture carolyn roehm charities chef secrets for home cooks china cities claudia strasser cocktail rings cocktails color concrete polish confetti system conrad booker conradbookerCOLLECTION contest cut+paste photobooth dance decorate denise fike design chic diane von furstenberg doreen creede dress eat elaine de kooning entertain erte estelle carraz-bernabei events everyday style tip fabrics fall family fashion faux fur flavor paper flowers floyd dean friends george clooney gift guide gift wrap giveaway glitter gold graphic design green guest posts guests harper's bazaar hayden williams heartless revival hgtv holidays ifb instagram interviews iPhone jane weitzman jason brunetti jewelry joey campanaro jonathan adler julep kaitlyn doherty kaitlyn elizabeth kate spade kerri shipp kristy woodson harvey lagos latifat obajinmi laugh learn leopard life lilly pulitzer listen lists live liza hathaway matthews lois a wigs love mackenzie pikaart magazines make up for ever makeovers makeup maniac find melissa d'agostino michael brunetti michael cina michael gallagher michelle armas monet monthly themes moo moriamo johnson movies music my grandmothers natori new york nic*fish nicole fisher nicole miller ninobrand offices online art show orange paris patricia burns patricia larsen patty tawadros peter woolsey phashion mob philadelphia philadelphia fashion incubator philly fashion week photo by doreen creede photography pillows pink playlists press purple quote radio appearances ralph lauren ralph rucci read red redecorators sandra benhaim screwed forever sephora shakespeare shoes shop silver skai blue show smoochie paper society magazine spring squarespace stationery stuart weitzman style style icons style maniac sites style recipe stylish sponsors summer susan gloss the blogstress network the maggy thump show the paris apartment the pennsylvania ballet the philadelphia collection the sandcastle project theater thoughts on home tina steele lindsey tino fonzarelli todd hunter travel trina turk tv appearances video interviews vintage wallpapers warby parker weddings white wine winter work writing yellow zebra Zeusvision