On the Christmas wish list...

There's something about a well-designed handbag that makes me happy... a bag is like a great book: it has a lovely, enticing cover, and you just want to know more about what's inside! The story of what's inside might change with your life and seasons, but if it has good structure, you'll love it for a long while. Some time ago, I came across photographer Kelly Moore Clarke's website and she was blogging about her development of a stylish camera bag. There is a distinct lack of good-looking, feminine yet functional camera bags — especially for those of us with big cameras (Canon EOS 5dmkii!), so I signed up to be alerted when her designs became available.

Kelly Moore Clarke describes her idea: "About three years ago, I started sketching and dreaming about having a handbag/lens bag line of my own. As a photographer and a woman, I was always left wanting more when it came to my options for a stylish, functional bag that I could use to carry my equipment while I photographed. I sat down and made a wish list of everything that I wanted in a great bag, and now 3 years later, I'm so excited that my wishlist has come to life!!"

The result looks pretty great (hint hint, Glen!) and I wish Kelly much success in the launch of her bags. (She's getting the word out by asking bloggers to help spread the word, click here for more info on how you can help and get a discount towards your purchase. I've done something similar with promoting our magazine in the past, and it definitely helps to broaden the traffic to your site.)

UPDATE: Kelly emailed and the discount code is "bloglove" and is valid for $50 off until JANUARY 8. Thanks, Kelly!