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Lucque Travels To London

As Of May 1st...

Lucque is proud to be carried by the upscale boutique of Wolf & Badger in London, in the fashionably chic Mayfair district on Dover Street.  Wolf & Badger is known for discovering emerging designers in every area of fashion. 

They cater to a clientele eager to shop for beautiful things that aren’t seen in dozens of other boutiques.  Instead they offer indie brands that will shape the fashion of the future.  Stop in when you hit London or checkout their website, wolfandbadger.com.

Cheers, and enjoy your Lucque.

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The Mark Of A Lucque Bag

Carry Your Art

Sculpted and cast in white bronze, this abstract piece of jewelry is the shape for all Lucque bags to come.  It's timeless, it's distinct and it stands for the artful and feminine essence of Lucque.

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Is It March Already?

Lucque’s Spring / Summer bags are arriving soon, and we will show them on the website by mid April.  We will also release some pre Fall 2015 bags — because thankfully -- many of these bags are seasonless, something I always consider important when I'm in the market for major $ wardrobe investments.  I'm sure you have already noticed the early summer releases from major brands, and the colors are fabulous:  light blueberry, lavender, sailor blues, white, white and more white, minty greens and turquoise.   My inspiration for this new season has moved toward nature’s neutrals:  terracotta, dark moss, brown clay, wheat, sand, and a golden olive oil hue from the Med.  They look great together for a quiet sophistication;  they thrill when paired with bright whites and blues, or dusty tones of blue and mauve.  So if you are keeping your palette soft this spring, these neutrals handbags will look fresh and add importance to your pastels.  If your seasonal colors are highly saturated and eye-popping, Lucque’s neutrals will be a great companion for balance.  But most of all, these beautiful neutrals, found in the nature of desert and mountain, translate well into Fall of next year. 

Lucque’s newest shapes run from the largesse of totes, to sweet and small shoulder day-bags.  We stressed the artisan look of large top-stitched leather, handmade hooks, woven handles, torn flaps, raw edges laced together, natural horn, horsehair tassels and handblown beads.   A new Lucque bag is soft with the gentle draping of calf skin.   And we have a few handbags that stand at attention for those who are partial to more structure.

Get ready for a fun collection, and enjoy your Lucque.

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2015 TO DO

(Better Late Than Never)

  • Wash car at least once during the year.
  • Send handwritten notes for no reason.
  • Facial!  Facial!  Facial!
  • Finish NYT crossword without any google.
  • Spend a day not answering the phone, texts or emails. Really.
  • Rescue a dog.
  • Binge watch House of Cards.
  • Sleep past 6 AM.
  • Bake dozens of cookies just for the smell.
  • Spend a rainy day in pajamas watching Doris Day movies with the dogs.
  • No more soda. Really.
  • Grow an herb garden.
  • Take unused clothes to the women’s shelter.
  • Remember one really good joke.  (And how to tell it.)
  • No bread at restaurants!
  • Show gratitude.
  • Laugh more.
  • Give more.
  • Love more.

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Women Know

Women Know

This photo shoot is a tribute to the little girl in us and the little girls we love.

We start early and we don’t even realize it.  It’s a natural born urge and innate talent to know exactly how to hold a bag; how to pose with a bag.  No training, no instruction necessary.  As women, every cell of ours is filled with instinct, and every decision — conscious or not — is in some part based on a “je ne sais quoi” intuition that can’t possibly be explained.  WE JUST KNOW.

Cleo, Harper and Juno.  These beautiful girls showed me and reminded me of the power of female instinct:  when we did this very impromptu photo shoot with their mother, Vivica, there was virtually no camera direction given.  Yet in a very easy manner, they focused in on the bags they wanted to hold, and they magically turned toward the camera and posed as if they were models for Gucci.  They each held the bags as if they were precious packages that gave them a feeling of confidence. 

The most beautiful thing to see?  They posed proud; proud of themselves!  They posed with satisfaction and as if they were presenting themselves and the bags to us.  They showed a natural feminine coy expression AND serious attitude.  They showed grace in every move that will eventually grow into the grace of a woman —just like Vivica.

As Vivica moved into her professional yoga poses, the girls fell into her rhythm of movements and soon all four of them were in the lens together.  All natural.  All un-directed. 

GIRLS KNOW.  WOMEN KNOW.  THEY JUST DO.

And aren’t we lucky.

Enjoy your lucque and tap into your feminine instincts everyday….

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