Something Bleu (petite handbag) is the first Heather Bell Exclusive created for La Plume Couture. Haute Couture in French means “high sewing” the word Couture has the same meaning “in spirit”. The creation of exclusive custom made to order pieces for a specific customer. Sewn with attention to detail & finish.
I discovered Aunty Mary Lou’s Na Lima Mili Hulu No’eau on Kapahulu Ave. and met with Mele to learn & perfect my technique of feathering. With a desire to stay true to the skilled handiwork of Hawaiian feathering I perfected my technique.
The natural flirty & feminine quality of the baby blue maribou feathers took on a “life of it’s own” and inspired me. As a sculptor would shape a piece of clay the natural beauty was revealed.
My signature design element is the juxtaposition of feathers & embellishments that add interest. Unexpected strands of pewter & rhinestone knotted chains as a shoulder strap, multi-colored Swarovski crystal buttons & jewels add sparkle & whimsy to the nostalgic accent of a vintage brooch.