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    Posted April 1, 2012 by
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Animals in fashion

    Geeky Owl Bag - for the hipster nerds out there.


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     berenec says she sewed this owl bag together from a pattern she designed herself. She originally created this bag for a contest, but says she grew up in South Africa where animals are always incorporated into fashion. She says she especially enjoys seeing animals being used as graphic prints in fashion. "This use of animals is more whimsical than the old leopard skin print, and I think it's that humor or whimsey that is in fact the trend," she says. You can see more of berenec's photographs on her blog Happy Sew Lucky.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    I have a company called Happy Sew Lucky and I design cut 'n sew patterns printed on fabric. This bag is my entry for this week's Spoonflower bag design contest. Bags are a vital fashion accessory. I decided to animate my design with an owl because I love the graphic impact that an owl's eyes make. Most of my designs have a twist to them, and the nerd glasses give this design that raise of the eyebrow or chuckle response that I enjoy. Many of us crafty types out there are a bit geeky, so the glasses seemed like the perfect accessory for the owl, and the bag the perfect accessory for geeky fashionistas.
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