Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Luscious Leather

New for you at Momo: a carefully curated capsule collection of artful leather goods from Seattle designer Francine Moo-Young.

The “Alex” bag is aged, oiled buffalo hide. Durable, beautiful and sinfully supple.
Francine’s work is as eclectic and interesting as her background (Jamaican and Chinese), ranging from rugged aged buffalo leather satchels to delicately painted wristlets. With a background working in the fashion industry and a lifetime of crafting, Francine found herself in the perfect position to solve a ‘personal’ problem: the need for a small wristlet to hold her phone, keys and lip gloss. When she couldn’t find something to meet her needs, she made her own. Et voila!
A line of lovely leather accessories.

Momo selected a handful of oiled buffalo pieces that are perfect for
a man or a woman. We love the fact that Ms. Moo-Young works with
the leather, embracing and incorporating the natural scars, scuffs
and brands rather than excluding them.

More buffalo! iPad case and sleek, chic wallets.
Momo Mama Lei Ann also chose an array of hand-painted works. These are gorgeous statement pieces, with large feathery swathes
of paint creating depth and visual texture on traditional cow-hide
leather. Painted with leather-specific paints and followed with
a sealant, the ethereal brush-strokes are scratch-resistant.

Painted clutch, with shoulder strap.

A closer look at flowing layers of paint. 

Painted leather goods! Wallet, wristlet and clutch.

Francine also crafts these delightful leather and silver bangles. At $34 for a set of 7, they are an incredible deal and a sprightly splash of color.

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