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40 reasons to empty your wallet: NARS’ Audacious Lipstick collection, 40 gorgeous shades released to commemorate 20 years of beautifying women everywhere. Each shade is named for women that have served as muses to founder François Nars. I’ve been a NARS loyalist for years. Their Multiple Orgasm is a staple! Available at Rustan’s. ♥ 💋 💄 @narsissist @rustansthebeautysource #narsissist #nars20 #rustansthebeautysource #beautyworkbook

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Leather Fellow for life

Lately, I’ve found myself needing to play with several mobile phones at once.

Plus, with phones getting bigger and bigger, I realize that all my beautiful pouches and wallets that I’ve been “collecting” are starting to become inadequate because they are now too small to fit the bigger-sized phones that have become trendy.

So, in anticipation of a plus-sized upgrade soon, I asked my favorite leather magician, Angela of My Gilded Nest/Leather Fellow, several months ago to ask if she could make me a customized mini tech clutch/wallet.

My requirements:

1. Comfortably fits 3-4 phones in separate slots so they don’t end up rubbing against each other, which could lead to scratches.

2. Can fit some cash and a few ID’s.

3. Has outside pockets for easy access to cash/whatever.

4. Clutch/wristlet type that could be converted to a shoulder bag in case I need both hands free.

5. Won’t look bulky despite contents.

6. Has to look more like an oversized wallet than a clutch because I still wanted the option to carry another bag since its main purpose is to house phones I need quick access to.

That was it. I left the design entirely up to Angela’s artistic hands.

There were no preliminary sketches or anything; the whole process was organic. She showed me a beautiful wallet design she had made and said she was going to use it as a starting point.

We would just trade messages back and forth (I wasn’t in a hurry since I knew she was super busy), like which leather I preferred, color, etc. I opted for the vegetable tanned leather, which costs more, but gains a more striking and rich patina over time.

Angela then showed me a color scheme from Pinterest—gray, mint, and salmon—to go with the burnt caramel leather shade and the brass hardware. After she asked me where I wanted the clutch’s closure to be (center stud, single), my little tech purse was ready to come home to me.

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It finally arrived last weekend in a canvas drawstring pouch with their leather logo patch sewn onto it. I love the packaging! I can already think of other uses for the pouch.

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Look how delicious it is.

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She used the three colors as accent loops around the wrist and shoulder strap, and added an adorable mint leather tassel along with a small leather medal with my initial stamped on it—these personalized touches are what I love most about Leather Fellow’s craftsmanship; they really take into account your taste and personality to create a design that honors both you and them.

I was able to see photos of the clutch while it was being finished, but the photos didn’t prepare me for how gorgeous it would be in person. The stitching and attention to detail was perfect in every way.

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Stitching around the clasp stud to make sure no metal parts rub against the phones.

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Love the base studs as well.

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The lovely view from behind.

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I like the structure of the leather, and most of all, I love how everything fits just right. I swapped one of the phones for a thin power bank (the yellow one) instead since I always have one phone glued to my hand anyway.

This was the wallet I was using before the Leather Fellow one:

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I love this wallet for travel because it’s big and roomy enough to stash my passport and travel documents in and it has plenty compartments for segregating different currencies, but as a multiple phone case, it doesn’t work.

Check out how pretty Leather Fellow still is when packed to the brim with gadgets and gizmos a-plenty:

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You can’t even tell it’s full.

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Here it is Tatiny-fied with some of my favorite kawaii charms. I decided to stick to an all-leather, handmade theme and used a hand-stamped tag I got from Hua Hin and leather dog charms—Chow Chow and Toy Poodle (Chocolate) naturally—from Japan.

If you want to treat yourself to something special, I highly recommend My Gilded Nest/Leather Fellow. The tech wallet cost me around $100, which is not a bad price for something customized and in pure quality leather, to boot.

Thank you so, so, so, much, Angela, for always going above and beyond my expectations. Please do let me know when you have a little breathing room so I can bug you again for more crazy projects :D

Check out My Gilded Nest/Leather Fellow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mygildednest and follow them on Instagram: @mygildednest.

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