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The Alice

EVER since I've started going back-to-basic with my feet, I've been having a tough time arm-twisting my head, trying to focus on something that's not shoes - you know, particularly the high sort that many seem to use to climb the corporate ladder with, which I have plenty of. Not good for the back and the 33 joints that allow 26 bones in our foot to move freely, I've been told :) 

As a result, I haven't ventured all that far from the ladies department as my focus now lingers on handbags! I bought something nasty two weeks ago and last week, my friend Daniel Goldberg had to dangle a few gorgeous pieces of his creations under the Australian label Glomesh over Skype to me. Dang, Goldberg! For all our differences, we find peace with each other through our take on bags (and all things classy)


This week, Goldberg has gone global with the launch of his website www.glomesh.com as he unveiled the first in a series of metal mesh bags that the brand is best known for since its inception in 1958. Alice, the first installation, is named after Goldberg's late grandmother who, along with her husband Louis Kennedy, founded the brand after they'd migrated to Australia in 1957. It's kind of sweet, isn't it? I would've done just the same if my grandma's beautiful Indian name was a match for a handbag. 

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"She was a wonderful lady. So it's appropriate to relaunch the brand with the Alice before introducing the rest of the collection which will follow after in the soon future," said Goldberg who's taken over the brand recently.


Goldberg with grandma Alice in 2010

The Alice is a classy, well-structured combination of the finest leathers, 24k gold and rich enamel coloured metal mesh adorned with hand-polished acrylic and 24k gold plated hardware. It comes in four colours - black, burgundy, ivory and gold. Goldberg thinks the Alice captures the romance, glamour and elegance that was Glomesh during its heyday from the late 50s to the early 70s in Australia. Looking at the details on the Alice, I think it could've made the Prada-purse-lady at the store the other day turn a nice green if she had seen me with one of these. Not that I've ever wanted her to but I do like a nice green - it's a calming colour afterall :) 


In all four colours 


Comments

  1. Well I know what to get my mom for her birthday, The ivory one is beautiful...*Sees price tag*... Never mind sorry mom LOL. They are beautiful bags, I know that woman at the store would have been 1 upped for sure.

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    1. perhaps need to save up for one of these :) the white's nice i thought so too.
      yeap. that woman would have been a little disturbed hahha

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  2. This is such a great collection Jaya, I know for sure that if I was a chick I would so buy them.

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    1. hahaha. thats kind of cute when you put it that way, Matthew.

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  3. Part of the reason I'm moving house is just because the wife needs more room for her handbag and shoes. Which I struggle to comprehend but apparently matching combinations are important.

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    1. oh wow. she must have quite a collection then if thats part of the reason moving house. matching combinations are indeed important, and its not vain at all.
      :)

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  4. I like the gold one! And the black. And the burgundy. And the white... actually, I think I'll have one in every colour thanks! lol. Seriously, how does one chose?!?

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    1. i know, right ? how does one chose. hahaha.

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    2. Woul you ladies be jealous if I told you I owned them all? :D

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  5. Alice is lovely and Goldberg is a young cutie, in this old lady's opinion.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. :) in my opinion too. im sure Goldberg already knows that.

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    2. Heeeeeeey, Goldberg! We think you're cute as can be! Now please give me The Alice in gold. Are you so young that you think money grows on trees? Not in this old lady's backyard. And if you met me, I bet I'd remind you of your grandma.

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    3. Anonymous08 June, 2012

      Who's we?? You and your lovely Granddaughter??

      Anonymous, I am Goldberg though xxd

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  6. Ha, this reminds me of the handbags i have bought as birthday present for exes...the cost ...urk. I sold my liver for one, or it felt like it.
    That forties style seems to be coming back.

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    1. oh Jon. makes me curious what you have been buying them ...hahaha.

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  7. They're gorgeous bags. Wow!

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  8. They don't look very waterproof to me. What happens if it rains?

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    1. with these, i think we shouldn't go for parties in the rain forest, GB.
      :)

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  9. The black ones mine! I bagsied it first!

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    1. oh youve got to fight me for that hahaha

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  10. LOL look at the price tag on those suckers hahaha good that your still sticking with your feet routine, I always walk around in bare feet at home, that count?..lol

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    1. i guess the price tag is not for all hahaha. yeah, Pat. i am. was checking out some running sandals today and they seem so simple i'm speechless but i think need a pair of those.
      barefoot at home is always a start. hahaha

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  11. I can't really comment on these. Handbags aren't my thing. :P

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    1. :) thanks for dropping by as always

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    2. You know our lean friend is lying....

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  12. I like the gold one

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    1. yeah. so bold that one.
      :) looks good.

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  13. love the burgundy. Here in Oz everyone's mother had a glomesh bag or wallet in the 60s

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    1. its big on the vintage market too , Nursie.

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  14. Shoes and handbags.... here we go again. I don't know how many closets I still have to build for Angie to put all her stuff in, especially shoes and bags. There all over the place, I tell you. The only Alice I'd like to purchase is THIS one. (Um...the movie, of course.)

    P.S. A lot of folks saying DANG! these days. Whatever happened to old Mr D@mn!

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    1. dang, RC! you cant never have enough closet for your lady thats for sure.
      :p

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    2. That's for sure? Are you sure? Listen, it's my birthday today and nobody's given me no Alice, Snow White or Pocahontas whatsoever. What am I supposed to put in my closet?

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  15. I own two purses - both very small and both of which I virtually never use. I'm more a credit card in the back pocket sort of person!

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