Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Humann Collection is Here!

A Kiki Hamann just for Humans, did you see it coming? The Humann line is here and it begins with THE MINI, in this case, the model is the Burlesque.

Mini enough to be Haute... big enough to carry your belongings!
So I needed a small bag that would go out, look glamorous while sitting at the table.  I needed a bag that would drink wine and tapas, enjoy the theater, the arts, the movies. I needed a bag that would represent my style. That would be sophisticated while carrying all my needs:  make up case, wallet, key-chain, glasses.  

So little black dress in my closet, you have just met your match!

Vintage Brooch

 The Burlesque is quite seductive! Where did I find the inspiration to make it? The Moulin Rouge, of course.  The mini bag… elle parle francais!  

The Burlesque is made from several interesting and highly textural layers.  A base made from micro suede in dark blood red receives a skirt made of tulle and black lace.  It flirts, I am telling you!  The lacy skirt is gathered by a trim made of Venice lace and black dangling beads.  On the side, I have added a very classic bow of gross grain black ribbon, topped by a Vintage golden brooch.  There won’t be another brooch like that; it came from my personal collection.
Dazzling Beads
I have lined the interior in fuzzy silky fabric, so it feels good on your hands while you are looking for your keys and other needs.
The body of the Mini is 8 x 5 x 7”

The Burlesque is here. Dare to flirt!

This time... not for the dogs!
 Kiki Hamann

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fit for a Brit: The Yorkshire Terrier Tote

Fit for a Brit: The Yorkshire Terrier Tote

So the story goes that on of my first customers  bought one of my handbags before she actually bought her dog. The dog in question was a Yorkie.
Yes, that breed.. it does something to us poor humans! Although I am still not owned by a Yorkie, I already have the tote set aside! :)
Because details matter!

I just had to sit down and create something o…f regal inspiration to honor the delightful and spirited Yorkshire Terrier.

I wanted it to be elegant so it could double as a handbag even when furry does not get to go out!

I’ve chosen colors that blend in with breed’s wonderful medley of shades. Blues, caramels, beiges, tans… so you would think of your Yorkie even at those times when you are using the tote to carry your laptop. It really helps too, that those wonderful hues by God also match easily one’s wardrobe!

For the design I wanted it to be irreverent and audacious, portraying the spirit of the terrier. But what is a Yorkie without a bow!

This tote bag is made from 4 layers, making it sturdy enough to carry either your baby dog or your personal items.It is lined in super soft fuzzy fabric that can be pulled out for spot cleaning.

A safety chain is included so you can clip your dog in for safety.The tote can be carried either over your shoulder or on your arms.

Gorgeous brocades are arranged in collage  composition. Attention to all the details. Lace, velvet ribbons and Victorian inspired buttons signal the very British inspiration of my design.

I had the best time conceiving this tote bag. I hope you love it as much as I did creating it!
Kiki Hamann

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Self Expression

When you are able to dig into yourself and express who you are to the world through your thoughts, your art, your fashion, your words or whatever expression vehicle you feel comfortable with.. then and only then you are truly happy. Self Expression is liberating!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

More Notes on my Creative Process

My creative process is very very selfish. The remote thought of executing something of not mine by conception bothers my intellect. I can be inspired by a character, but when I create that piece, it will be 100% MY interpretation of the role.
I am sorry if I disappoint, but I won't replicate dresses! Not even Oscar ones! I create for Beauty's sake and not entertainment's sake. It is just who I am and I am truthful to my essence!

As for artistic expression this is how I think:  Art contained is not Art! It needs an outing. It is exhibitionist, it needs an audience!  :)