B and B blog

The Leather Satchel Co. x Brennan and Burch collaboration August 10, 2016 12:00

We have both admired The Leather Satchel Co. for some time, because the design, colours and quality of their bags is outstanding and they are a traditional heritage British company. We have both bought satchels and always get great feedback wherever we go, and the neon ones are right up our acid house street.

We were thrilled to meet Keith Hanshaw, the Managing Director of The Leather Satchel Co., at an exhibition in London. We had a good old chat and talked about the possibility of putting our heads together to do something in the future. A year or so down the line, our The Leather Satchel Co. x Brennan & Burch collaboration was born.

We are very excited to have been given free reign to choose from all their designs and to select two of our prints to use. One print 'New Forest' was chosen as it has been graffitied onto a wall by Romford station and Keith loves it. The other print 'Let the Music Play' is full of our usual mad characters and colour. To start the range we plumped for the gorgeous pixie bag and a roomy leather tote bag. Here is a preview of them being made by hand by master craftsman Keith.

Let the Music Play Pixie Bag in progress image1

Let the Music Play Pixie Bag in progress image2

New Forest Tote Bag in progress image1

New Forest Tote Bag in progress image2


Havering Resident August 2016 article August 03, 2016 12:00

Thanks to Sara Odeen-Isbister, editor of Havering Resident, for this fabulous piece on Brennan & Burch and our New Forest wall painted as part of Colour in Romford project.

Havering Resident August 2016 cover

Havering Resident August 2016 Article


Sara Stockbridge iconic muse of an era June 24, 2015 12:00

I have to post a little homage to Sara Stockbridge as she has been playing on my mind for some reason over the last few weeks. Sara was Vivienne Westwood's muse in the mid to late 1980s and had a very distinctive kind of Marilyn Monroe mash-up look. You couldn't miss her and to me she represented Vivienne at that time. She started her career at Models One and after her high-profile work as Vivienne's muse she went to be an actress, writer and singer. Still to this day she retains the crown as the face of Vivienne Westwood and that era in our youth. Her i-D magazine cover was firmly stuck on our wall for many a year and she still looks as fresh and relevant to this day. She still looks absolutely fab at 49. There's still hope for us!

All images copyright Vivienne Westwood / i-D Magazine / Sara Stockbridge

Sara Stockbridge i-D magazine cover

Sara Stockbridge modelling Vivienne Westwood

Sara Stockbridge modelling Vivienne Westwood

Sara Stockbridge modelling Vivienne Westwood

Sara Stockbridge modelling Vivienne Westwood

Sara Stockbridge modelling Vivienne Westwood

Sara Stockbridge

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While researching this blog came across this pic of the one and only NIck Kamen, another love of our youth, but that's another time, another blog...

  


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