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Chicago-Based Handbag Designer Pulls Inspiration From Tropical Vacations For Latest Collection

Chicago-Based Handbag Designer Pulls Inspiration From Tropical Vacations For Latest Collection

Brynn Capella’s favorite Hawaiian vacation spots come to life in her Spring 2015 “Island Girl” collection with her use of vibrant colours debuting in April.

One can almost taste the fruity sangria, feel the golden sand between ones toes, and imagine breath-taking waterfalls tucked in a blue lagoon. Capella’s coastal upbringing usually meant not only warm weather all year long, but also summers spent at the beach and vacations in Hawaii in friends and family.

According to Vogue, “Muted palettes are a thing of the past: Spring is the time to celebrate colour.” Capella agrees 100%.

By using an eye catching colour palette of raspberry, jade, honey tan, custard, and stone white in rich Italian leather, Capella was able to create a collection that is sure to evoke thoughts of warm weather and tropical landscapes. The spring collection is her “spirited” reaction to the bitter Midwest winter she has become accustomed to.

With the release of this on trend collection comes the debut of the Mini-Pamela, a smaller version of her classic Pamela Hobo. Capella believes that the launch of the mini will appeal to those early festival-goers, vacationers, and women who just want to lighten their load.

Since spring is a time for sundresses, flip-flops and dreams of more carefree days, the new mini is the perfect compliment. The slouchy posture of the original remains, the comfortable wide strap is now extended in length for cross body use, and the zipper that was once in the front is now conveniently featured on the back for ease of use.

The new spring collection aptly named “Island Girl” will be available in April at current retailers such as Milk Handmade, Spare Parts, Floradora, Fixture, and more. In addition, her handbag collections are available online at, and nationally at OpenSky, eBags, Bluefly and more to come.

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