I am the designer, owner, and sole sewer at Holland Cox, the home of handcrafted fabric handbags and fashion accessories. December 2009 was my fifth anniversary in business, and I’ve loved every minute of it! The things I make are brightly colored and boldly patterned, and are about adding fun and interest to outfits while remaining stylish and elegant.
I love fabric, fashion, and making things, especially pretty things that are fun to wear. I lament daily about the poor style reputation of my hometown, Washington DC. I love helping people find their own unique style, and to unleash their creativity; not just in the way they dress, but in how they live their lives. I also love citrus-scented things and desserts made from apples, and gangster movies and fantasy novels, but more than anything else I love sewing, and I want you to love it too!
I used to be a lobbyist, so I know all about dress codes and expectations; about people judging and making assumptions about you based on how you look, how old you are, and what you wear. I also know how to be mindful of all those issues without stifling your personality, and without abandoning your creativity. Perhaps one day I’ll tell you about the time I wore silver sparkly slingbacks to a Congressional hearing.