BySo Journal

Spring & Summer Collection / Collection Printemps-Eté January 27, 2017 10:35

Our Spring & Summer Collection is growing ! a new bag "TOUCAN" has been designed.  On ligne end february.

La collection Printemps/Eté s'enrichit d'un nouveau sac "Toucan". En ligne dès fin février !

Spring & Summer collection / Collection Printemps & Eté December 16, 2016 09:53

Soon on ligne, an "african jungle" spring & summer collection !   /   Bientôt en ligne, une collection printemps/été " Jungle africaine"!

***New Collection*** and new bag! The Pigalle: Turquoise & Yellow PoP is out! November 21, 2016 00:00

Each bag has a story.

The form - why a bucket bag? Because I love to have a bag where I can just put a LOT of stuff in and the Pigalle just does that for me. I designed it with a rounded form so I can put in my bottle of water, my wallet, my phone, all my different pouches for makeup, pharmacy, literally everything. It has been known to hold my sneaker shoes in too. But even though it can be full, it is still sleek, sexy and elegant, which for me is a must. 

I also enjoy colours as much as I do a black. But why not bring some colours to our everyday wardrobe? It is always about blending in with the blues, the black, the whites, but what about the turquoise, the pink, the folly of some yellow? So when I look for leather, I look for combinations that are going to inspire me and all of you to wake-up in the morning and accessorise a look with a bit of fun and colour. I then choose the interior, keep it simple or funky depending on the mood I am in, but what is certain is that each bag is a one of a kind. If the form is similar, the leather will be different. If the leather is the same, the interior will be different. Creating just one model at a time. For you. 

Then, it's shooting time. And I love as much designing bags as shooting them and see them coming to life under a camera. Some behind the scene pictures for your eyes below. Hope you enjoy some BySo bags and browse around.

***NEW BAG*** - The Bedford to welcome Autumn is out November 07, 2016 20:13

The New Bedford handbag welcomes Autumn and says bye to Summer. Each bag is unique, unique colour or interior handmade with love. The Autumn Bedford was inspired by the season's colours, the reds, the yellows, the browns that make this time of the year one of my favourites. This bag is also a classic, in its shape and because it just goes with any of your basics or the cutest black dress. 

I hope you like it as much as I do!

Shop here:

Bye Bye Summer, Hello Lovely Autumn November 07, 2016 16:30

Autumn is here and with it, the beautiful orange, red, green colours that make this time of the year one of my favourites. Everyone celebrates Halloween, Bonfire night, and is already preparing for Christmas. Holidays are just round the corner. What better way to celebrate than to shoot the new AW collection? Hell yes! we did and this collection I hope will enchant you.

So stop, relax, put your feet up and browse away. 

Autumn handbags by BySo
Autumn handbags by BySo

Making off of the BySo Ella Collection video October 24, 2016 11:55

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This is a picture of the making off of the BySo Ella Collection video with the team from ShortCutStories. It was so much fun making this video and the guys from ShortCutStories understood completely the BySo brand and how to show the clutches I create in a super short fun creative video. I love it. 

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Going out? October 17, 2016 16:30

Don't forget our new gorgeous Pigalle with Leopard and black leather - it is just begging to be taken out on a ride!!!BySo handbag Pigalle Leopard

And the new collection is ONLINE [Woop!] October 10, 2016 12:01

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The new BySo handbag collection is ONLINE and with it new bags obviously with new colours but also some editions are back in stock. I hope you enjoy it! 

BySo Bag design... October 03, 2016 00:00

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Sometimes me being inspired looks like this :) I need to get ideas quickly down when I am thinking of them, and as I am thinking, the ideas change, evolve, the drawing becomes sharper, I add colours... But generally, at first it's a bit of a mess. I think inspiration comes in different ways to people and no one should be afraid to start somewhere, even if this somewhere doesn't look or feel like much. It's often the stepping stone. 

You and your BySo... September 26, 2016 00:00

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I love it when you wear a BySo bag and share it with me or on Insta, Facebook! The Dalston Prussian Blue was shipped to Singapore, thanks so much for the picture, looks great!

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Leather, colours, shapes: Bags Inspiration September 19, 2016 00:00

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Colours of leather inspire each BySo bag. Leather is for me like a canvas, colours are my paints. When I close my eyes: I combine canvas, colours around shapes. And that's how I create the BySo handbags, each of them unique and different from one to the other.  

You and your BySo bag... September 12, 2016 00:00

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I love it when you wear a BySo bag and share it with me or on Insta, Facebook! Thank you. The Bedford Super Woman on this beauty in Paris. What else? 

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Studs and Sports Bag September 05, 2016 00:00

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Studs till you drop! Working on prototyping a sports bag and decided a bit of bling couldn't hurt. Well tell that to my dad who loved helping me organise mathematically the studs. If I am totally honest, I left it to him cause me and mathematics is not a match made in heaven, quite the opposite.

Result is a beauty so prototyping phase is done. Now let's make a unique BySo bag.

You and your BySo bag August 29, 2016 00:00

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I love it when you wear a BySo bag and share it with me or on Insta, Facebook! Thank you. The BySo Villiers Stop on a farm had quite the fun. Love the pic!

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Bling material & Inspiration August 22, 2016 00:00

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Sometimes you find a leather that you just fall in LOVE with. This one was the case and was such an inspiration for many of the BySo bags. I used it in the picture for the Chemin Vert BySo bag:

You and your BySo Clutch August 15, 2016 00:00

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I love it when you wear a BySo bag and share it with me or on Insta, Facebook! Thank you. The Ella used as a makeup bag, so practical! Beautiful picture too!

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Thank You August 08, 2016 00:00

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So... it's been now 5 months or so that I launched BySo handbags... and have been packing away bags to all of you. It's really an immense pleasure that you love them and all the positive and constructive feedback that I get. It's a daily challenge, but it is so worth it. So your BySo is in the mail or on it's way or you might order one soon... to all of you: a big Thank You! 

I love it when you wear a BySo bag August 01, 2016 00:00

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And share it with me or on Insta, Facebook! Thank you. Wow what a combination for the black Pigalle...  

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Yellow Version of the BySo Sports Bag: woop! July 25, 2016 00:00

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Those who know me, know I LOVE yellow. So I thought that would be the P.E.R.F.E.C.T colour for the first BySo sports bag. Here working on the structure and all the parts that will make the Sports Bag that hasn't gotten a name yet but I am working on it as we speak/as I write.

It's going to be a His & Hers version.

Stay Tuned. 

Gold, Grey and Blue: infinite possibilities... July 18, 2016 00:00

I am always trying out what is possible, what combines well, what strikes me as the perfect colour-combination for a BySo bag. Trial and error and sometimes woop I find something that's bang on!

I love it when you wear a BySo bag July 11, 2016 00:00

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And share it with me or on Insta, Facebook! Thank you. Han... beauty with the electric Blue Pigalle! 

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Black Bling Pigalle: Before! July 04, 2016 00:00

Black and gold studs just work perfectly together... Here is a preview of the Black & Bling Pigalle before it's sowed and already in love with it! Who can resist studs? Not me.

I love it when you wear a BySo bag June 27, 2016 00:00

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And share it with me or on Insta, Facebook! Thank you. You look fab and glam with the Pigalle! 

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I love it when you wear a BySo bag June 20, 2016 00:00

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And share it with me or on Insta, Facebook! Thank you. This one looks over over cute with the Ella clutch! 

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Pink BySo: Summer Collection June 13, 2016 00:00

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Creating bags, is about now but also about the next season... So working on Winter, but thinking of Summer... And what would be summer without a bit of pink in our lives and some flower power? This is the start to something I am eager to show you once it is ready! Stay tuned... the Pink BySo Pigalle should be a fav.

You and Your By So bag! June 06, 2016 00:00

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I love it when you wear a BySo bag and share it with me or on Insta, Facebook! This ones comes from the beautiful and talented blogger Bianca Bridges, sipping her coffee in the cold cold winter with the BySo Villiers Stop bag. Looks amazing! Thanks for the pic!

Follow Biance Bridges' yummiest experiences here (can never get enough of her blog, and Insta!):

I love it when you wear a BySo Bag May 30, 2016 00:00

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And share it with me or on Insta, Facebook! Thank you. You look fab with the Mini Pigalle Faded Blue. 

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SuperWoman back in stock Soon! May 23, 2016 00:00

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So I love super powers and I am a true fan of Super Woman. So we had to bring it back to the BySo shop. It is still a unique bag and has different colours and tone than the previous one so I hope you like it as much as I do! Here working on it and soon online!

The Marche Saint Pierre: an incredible place to shop for fabric, leather, accessories! May 16, 2016 18:00

Le Marché Saint-Pierre is one of THE places to go to when in Paris if you want to buy some nice fabric, leather, coupons of fabric and all the hardware you could think of: from buttons to zips and the odd bits and pieces. Reine tissus is a MUST but around this shop you will find tons of others shops just dedicated to the same thing.You really have to dig to find what you need. Don't let the brooding salesmen scare you of, just ask them what you are looking for and they will help! Just pretend to be a parisian and be as broody as them but get what you came for!

Then, go strolling around the neighborhood, the 18th district is just the best for everything. Visit Montmartre and the cathedral which is beautiful, get one of the best Paris' views up at the top of Montmartre and once you leave the bustle of the very touristy Montmartre, go towards Pigalle, St Georges where you have so many cutes restaurants, cafés and bars. So look around and enjoy one of my favourite places in Paris!

Les Tissus Reine website:

Inspiration: Leopard! May 09, 2016 18:00

New add to the leather collection: leopard print! Gorgeous and so much ideas pop into my mind! Can't wait to include it in my designs!

I love... Nikki Couppee's Jewellry May 02, 2016 18:00













I am totally in love with Nikki Couppee's Jewellry. Each peace is unique and the colours are amazingly bright and bold. I am a huge fan and I really think each piece is such a statement! Added bonus, they go really well with my bags : ) We share the yellow and blue love for sure! 

Definitely go here to check Nikki Couppee's Jewellry out:

Pictures courtesy and copyright: Nikki Couppee

Travels... Pariiiiis I LOVE You April 25, 2016 18:30

I am French (half French, half Indian really) but born and bread in Paris and living in London. I often miss Paris dearly, obviously as a lot of my friends live here but also because I just love Paris. It's my home and it's just a magical place to be at. As all cities it can prove to be crazy, demanding, a bit too much at some point but in the end Paris never disappoints. I often come back from London and do my usual tour of Paris and can't resist obviously going to the leather showrooms, hardware stores and just walking walking walking all round the city. It's such an incredible source of inspiration if you just look up and look around... and how can it not inspire me to create my handbags.


Ideas... New project April 18, 2016 18:00

This is a new project I am working on that requires much much patience, which I am known NOT to have. Well I have some but not that much :) I am cutting triangles of leather away... Soon I will be able to show you a prototype of what I have in mind, hopefully it turns out well. Endless possibilities of handbag creation, I just love it! I'm going back to my triangles now.

Travels: Marrakech - Morocco April 11, 2016 18:00

Marrakesh is a beautiful city. I adore its colours, the orange that clashes with the red, the olive stalls, the fruit and veggie stalls, the seafood, the cousous and tajins, everything collides into an organised mess that is brilliant. This picture was taken late at night and I am obsessed with this orange/red/yellowish colour! 


OOTD & handbag prototype - handbag prototype & OOTD April 04, 2016 18:00

Prototyping is one of my favourite parts in the bag making process. It's about testing the different leathers and being able to see a drawing, an idea take a shape, a form and having to redo, rethink as many times as possible until you have the best possible product in hand. And added bonus for me is that I keep my prototypes and were them. More bags added to my collection. This one will be part of the october collection, still have got to find a name for it. Hope you like it as much as I do. 


Leather & Colours - Colours & Leather March 28, 2016 18:11

Leather shops, touching and smelling leather. What more could I ask for. This is what inspires me to make handbags. Colours, textures, and lovely people to talk with and about my passion of bags...


Premiere Vision Show and WHAT a show!!! September 17, 2015 17:38

This is where I was today... I had the amazing chance to go to the Premiere Vision Event in Paris (well... Villepinte which is way up North of Paris). And it was literally breathtaking! Each hall is dedicated to a different expertise: Leather, Accessories, Fabrics, Yarns, Designs and Manufacturing. And throughout the day I got the immense pleasure of talking with so many experts, who are so passionate about their work and have great insight and advice which makes all the  more interesting. It was as much a feast for the eyes as it was for the brain... and I just went a bit nuts going through so many leather skins! All those textures! All those colours! I have to say that it's a must-see! 

The Premiere Vision website:

First blog post... September 13, 2015 17:28

First blog post woop! Where to start? I probably am going to talk about this whole BySo story. I love bags and i love leather and I love fabric and really... I just love doing stuff. It's difficult to find the perfect bag, the one for which you just have a "coup de foudre"... But I though I would try. I started small some time ago with pouches and small bags and slowly went on to do more complicated designs. Colours are probably what inspire me, with a tendency to do some colour blocking designs. I hope you will enjoy my work. I will post on this journal about inspiration, what i am up to, might actually top it with some food places i enjoy, places I have visited or exhibits to see.
Anything really :)