Looking back in fashion history, it appears that the Tote Bag has been around for as long as human beings began to carry objects. In the times that we live in now, many people are conscious of the use of disposable bags and the negative impact that they cause to the environment. These days, society is shunning plastic, and embracing bags made of fabric.
Today, many people use various sized and stylized tote bags to carry the items that they purchase. If you live in the California, as I do, you will know that many counties have outlawed the use of plastic bags altogether. Almost every retailer now offers a re-usable tote bag for sale, or a paper bag, also for sale. If you are like my household, you more than likely have a slew of random re-usable totes thrown in a pile in the kitchen, the car trunk, or in the entryway.
However, as a consumer, trend forecaster, and clothing creator, I like to wonder into local boutiques, sewing stores, or spend the day exploring the city… and I would rather carry a tote bag that is fashionable! Over time, I have collected totes that are a little more stylish than the totes that I also have with a retailor or grocery store logo printed so dominantly upon them.
While I was in college, one topic that I studied was Textile Design. I loved creating digital art that could be used for screen printing or textile application. Options are endless in this avenue of fashion, and can be extremely fun to create, after learning the daunting features of the computer programs that is!
A few years ago, I created a digital art work that I call “Beauty Kills the Beast”. This piece was inspired by one of my favorite love stories of all time: King Kong. I am an animal person, for sure. And as a girl who once had a dog, I can understand the bond that pets and masters have for each other. I feel so bad knowing that that the poor ape, King Kong, was killed so brutally, when he did nothing wrong, but love his human girl. It was tragic! I cry when I watch that film!
Since I graduated college this past May, I can now use the time that I have after my full time job, to build my clothing brand and promote my brand at local events, such as fashion shows. This summer I was privileged to showcase my Fall 2015 Collection, “Purple Moonlight’’ in two Sacramento Fashion Shows: The Designer’s Unleashed in May, and The Fashion Festive in August (More on these events in the upcoming blog post: “Behind the scenes: Fashion Shows- Designer’s Unleashed and The Fashion Festive”).
As a promotional gift to my models who worked with me during these events, I created a re-usable tote bag of my own featuring the digital artwork that I had created previously, “Beauty Kills the Beast”. I love this image, and it is a nice reflection of the sometimes, odd, quirky, eccentric, pop-arty aspect of my clothing designs.
Although my brand primarily offers women’s ready to wear dresses, and custom made clothing, I want to do my part in creating re-usable tote-bags that can be fashionable and fun to carry! I am now offering my “Beauty Kills the Beast” Tote-Bag for sale, right here, through my web-site!
If you would like your own hand painted “Beauty Kills the Beast” Tote-Bag, order yours today!
Hand Painted Tote Bag
Small Size "Beauty Kills the Beast' King Kong Inspired Tote Bag, is hand-painted, and perfect for shopping, carrying books, or tossed in your bike basket. A must have for those that care about our environment and seek to minimize the effects of waste when using none re-usable bags. Made in Northern California!
Hello Readers! Welcome to my Blog! I am Roxanne Rodriguez Rangel, a Fashion Designer from Northern California. I love all things Fashion, particularly historical fashion! Join me, as I take you around Northern California, covering fashion events and related topics!