I heard about the Lani Beck Collection through the lovely Kristina of Handbago (where Lani is selling some of her accessories). I had the opportunity to meet with the designer- Lani Beck over coffee one day and chat about her line, which was recently started in February. She was inspired to start her line because of the burgeoning handbag accessory trends, like the fox tails and tassels. She also wanted something that didn’t weigh down the handbag. Unable to get the accessories at that moment, she just decided she was going to design some of her own and bought two leather hides, tools and hardware and just started experimenting. After the leather fringe she cut out herself didn’t turn out the best the first time, she was able to get a professional leather cutter. She is pretty much the sole person for her company (which helps cut down the costs) and she makes all the samples herself. There’s a signature feather charm included on all her pieces, which was inspired by the feather trend (that she adores). She describes her line of necklaces, bracelets and tassels as bohemian and rocker-chic and that can also transition easily from day to evening. My favorite piece from the versatile collection would have to be the fringe necklace, which can be worn casually with jeans and a tee or tank or dressed up. I am also a fan of the bracelets, with a leather strap woven through the chain. I’ve also got to have one of the tassels for my growing collection of handbags. Her price points are fantastic, retailing from $42-64. Lani Beck Collection is not sold in stores yet.
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