I absolutely delight in a new handbag. I like the way they feel in my hands, and the way the colors appeal to my eyes. It is important for the bag to resonate that new quality. I need a new bag not because I am snobby, but because I will be infusing my own energy on it. I usually coordinate my handbag to my mood. Right now, I am carrying a bright green crocheted bag with copper crystal beads adorning it. It is my gypsy look. I have been reading lots of self-help books lately, and walking in the warm sunshine of summer. I feel like a child again, only one who is adorned with more wisdom, like the pretty beads that dangle from my purse. The woven quality of the bag symbolizes the spider web of coincidences that have become the tangle of my life. The colors of the thread are appropriate in an earthy brown color. I feel like I am becoming more connected to myself. The bright green color of the handbag is crocheted in a fine straw, emphasizing my desire to really live my life and enjoy the efforts of my labor. I am a woman with one foot in the ethereal world, and my handbag reflects these good feelings. Kathy Van Zeeland handbags embody this feeling.
I recently received a lovely copper colored Kathy Van Zeeland handbag, and it is really cute and functional. There is a pocket with a heart shaped lock on the face of the bag, a smaller pocket for a cell phone on the right, and a flap on the back that is covered in the design of an elegant alligator’s back. It’s a small bag. I haven’t yet decided where to carry this bag. I don’t venture out on special occasions too often, certainly because of the price of gas, and everything else for that matter. I do look forward to carrying it though. It’s a little too flashy for my afternoon walks, and I certainly don’t want to draw unwanted attention to myself. I can still hear my grandmother’s voice chiding me not to carry bright metallic bags because someone will definitely try to snatch it from me.
Still, this handbag makes me happy. I am beginning to feel like a superstar in it’s presence. It’s one of those handbags that will make you feel like celebrating something, anything. I keep it here on my desk to see and touch it every day. The copper sparkles in the light of my desk lamp. I catch myself daydreaming about the future I look forward to claiming. I think that Kathy Van Zeeland must have been thinking about how happy she would make people who carry her pretty shiny handbags around. They are not cheap, knockoffs. They are the real deal. Lots of pockets and convenient places to store my cash, keys, makeup, and important stuff. I think they capture a certain mystique and magic.