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4.18.2014

hot pink

an escape from my all black mindset lately - hot pink pouches!! these ones are off to Oeuvre next week along with lots of other colors.

have i told you yet how much the skiver has been a life changing experience in terms of leather working?!  life pre-skiver seems impossible.

4.16.2014

meeting dress & mini duffle
 Meeting dress in black washed linen & Mini Duffle in Tobacco Bullhide. And a gingham linen scarf for fun!  All the duffles are shipping to me by the end of this week & early next week!  Can't wait to take some fun summer photos with these.  There will be *nothing* like the feeling of being able to ship something out *right* when it is ordered.  I don't think that gleeful feeling will ever get old.

4.15.2014

20,000 days on earth



excited to see this when it comes out! :)  should be interesting!

sale items!



i just updated the website sale section with a few different items.  check it out here.    includes a few milo wallets and the hair on hide pouches.  getting ready for some new spring things!

4.08.2014

black

fw 2014


So much black! It makes me happy. I've been working on new line sheets for next fall the past two days. Finally things are coming together! (knock on wood!)  Please email me at info@rennes.us if you'd like me to send you these!!

   new birks!!

And, I'm so so sorry this is a foot picture. But, the new monterey birkenstocks came! Actually they first came about a month ago (sz 39) but they were HUGE so I decided to bite the bullet and pay for return shipping and re-shipping from Australia for the sz 36. The 36 is a hair small but these seem to run big so that's okay.  But I will be eternally happy for spring, right?!

4.03.2014

fanzine - done and done

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 I've been wanting a pair of Anne et Valentin frames since I was fourteen. I remember peering into the window display at a frames shop in Northampton and staring wishfully at them. At some point in late high school I managed to get a pair of LA Eyeworks frames (I don't know how I pulled that off, lots of begging?), but I lost them at a friends house 2 weeks after I got them(!) and they were never found. (So when you are young you just shouldn't have nice things, bad things happen to them). Feeling guilty for the next decade, spending lots of money on glasses seemed like a silly thing to do. So rather than save up for a bit, I went through a few pairs from Lenscrafters, See, and one from Warby Parker, but the lens quality wasn't that great and little parts on them kept breaking or scratching easily. At some point in the last year I decided it was time and a bit the bullet about a month ago after saving up. And it was worth it! More than anything I notice the lens quality difference, I don't think I've ever seen things so crisply.  The style is called fanzine. There was another color combo that was brass and black, which looked really cool, but this was a safer everyday bet.