Hanner Clarke loves a Twilly (and other Hermès scarves, too!)
Rebecca talks about her love for Hermès scarves and how perfectly they complement our Hanner Clarke bags. Try tying a Twilly or other scarf onto your HC handbag! She also suggests you check out maitaicollection.com for terrific scarf tutorials and other style tips!
Have Tote, Will Travel
A well designed tote is a travel essential. Finding one that can double as your briefcase when traveling on business is an added bonus. Rebecca talks about travel past and present and the benefits of carrying the perfect tote along on your trip.
Alone and Abroad: How to Plan a Trip Overseas When Traveling on your Own
Jane gives tips on how to plan for a European vacation when traveling solo.
How Long is Too Long? Hair Length at a Certain Age
Is there an age when wearing long hair becomes inappropriate? Rebecca explores this question as she debates growing out, and cutting, her hair.
Life After the C Suite
Pantone’s Color of the Year
Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year is called Living Coral. It’s more of an orange than a coral, but an orange that has a softness to it. Pantone describes it as “an animated, life affirming shade of orange with golden undertones.” It’s a happy color, one that Pantone says “symbolizes our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits.” Months ago, when we selected our new spring/summer color— one we call HC Orange—we had no idea what the Color of the Year would be. But we knew we loved this soft orange shade, one that can be worn with so many colors in our wardrobes. And yes, it does spark joy, something we think is important when choosing a handbag. Trust us—it will make you smile each time you carry it.
Handbraided Handles That Don’t Stretch
A potential customer contacted us asking whether our braided handles, a Hanner Clarke signature, stretch out over time. It’s a great question and one that many of you may also have. The answer is no. The braids maintain their length and shape. They are tightly braided by hand, making them strong enough to carry a fully packed purse, while sitting securely and comfortably on your shoulder. The secret lies in the pairing of a highly skilled artisan, who does the braiding, with exceptional leather of the finest quality. We’ve carried our bags, filled to the brim, for several years, and we can assure you the handles are the same today as they were on day one. Try them out for yourself and see!
Transitioning to Spring with Style At A Certain Age
Style blogger extraordinaire, Beth Djalali, is always on point with fashion tips, trends and useful advice for women of all ages. Her recent post, How To Transition To Spring, is full of helpful suggestions for changing up your color palette as we move from winter into spring. We love her ideas and especially appreciate how she has paired our Evelyn in Palest Pink with her navy and pink ensemble. Check her blog post out at “how to transition to spring” at styleatacertainage.com. And if you aren't already following Style At A Certain Age, online and on social media, you really need to do so. You’re sure to enjoy her thoughtful and informative posts!
A Glimpse of Spring
Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring! And we at Hanner Clarke are more than ready. We’re excited to soon be bringing out our spring and summer colors; some will look familiar, while others will be brand new. Please stay tuned. There’s nothing like a pop of color or a soft pastel to get you in the mood for the sunny days ahead. Let the picnics begin!