This new hand-crafted Stella Bag from Jane Sews is a favourite accessory to add to your winter (and summer) wardrobe. From Durban-based fashion designer Amy Venter (owner of Jane Sews), comes this very chic genuine leather accessory. We asked Amy about her current collection and the inspiration behind the bag… ‘The ’13 winter collection was inspired by a “buttoned-up” school girl aesthetic, spun off school uniform stereotypes like the tunic and pinafore. I wanted the leather pieces to complement the range overall. I looked at old satchel references and was inspired by their structured finish, functionality and antique brass fixtures.’ High quality, natural fabrics are used throughout the Jane Sews range with close attention paid to detail and finish. ‘The bag is made from genuine leather that was sourced locally and lined with canvas,’ continues Amy. ‘I opted for tones that are less readily available in stores.’ To purchase the Stella bag, visit the Jane Sews website to order online or for their list of stockists. It retails at R2 299. View the website at janesews.co.za or email Amy on firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.