There are times in your life when a simple action has a very unexpected effect. When I first called handbag designer Magda Makkay last November I had no idea that I was really gaining a new and treasured friend. But since that day we talk and write, and when I least expect it, a box shows up at my house with her return address.
My latest design from Magda is probably my favorite. This is the Bella bag from her Denim Couture line. It is so incredibly well made, and I love the “snake” trim.
Inside are pockets and a zippered pouch with a key ring. You can tell from the attention to detail that Magda knows the features that are practical and functional.
There are lots of different styles in the Denim Couture line, including clutches and totes. I really like the Carrie model…
And the Roxie as well.
If any reader would be interested in purchasing a Magda Makkay original, I’ll be happy to pass along her phone number, as Magda does not use the computer.
Magda also sent along some photos. Above you have her with Oscar de la Renta at a cocktail party.
This is Magda’s daughter, modeling a Magda Makkay handbag sometime in the 1960s.
I want to again thank everyone who sent cards to Magda on her birthday back in June. From her letter:
I had the most wonderful birthday in June thanks to you! Getting all the attention and cards from all over! I never had so many birthday cards in my life!
So thanks for helping me give my new friend such a nice surprise.