Thursday, November 3, 2011

PAINTED By Jeri Hines Giveaway! {CLOSED}


*Use code: BDCJH11 for 10% off your purchase!

Right now clutches seem to be the hottest handbag of choice and there are tons of amazing styles out there {snakeskin, sequins, neon, etc. etc. etc.}. My jaw immediately dropped when I saw Jeri Hines painted clutches. Jeri Hines creates one of a kind bags {she has tons of clutches!} by transforming vintage finds into painted beauties! Jeri's painting technique is both original and eye-catching. I want them all!! Lucky for one of you, Jeri has agreed to give one of my lucky readers the choice between these three beauties:

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Q&A w/ Jeri Hines


1.) Please tell us a little about your etsy shop, "Painted by Jeri Hines," and how long have you been creating bags like this?

I LOVE ETSY! I really do not know where or how I would have sold these or anything else before ETSY! I just launched my store this past Labor Day, so it is very new!

I am a photographer, so I have loved photographing the bags for my site, paintedbyjerihines.com and Etsy store. I also really loved photographing my beautiful friends Amy, Amanda & Lori modeling the PAINTEDs all around New York City! It has all been really fun, and fast as I really just started painting the bags this past June!


2.) What inspired you to create such unique and beautiful bags?

I Love Modern Art and COLOR, but can not afford it, so I started painting abstract paintings on canvas that were very color driven - just so I could have something to hang up in my apartment. My style evolved, and one day I painted a canvas in the style that I now paint the bags. When I finished the painting I had paint left over but no more canvas... so I found an old purse that I never carried and didn't really like, and I thought if I messed it up, no big deal, so I went for it! The result was that I loved it and started carrying it everywhere. I started getting compliments and questions of where I got it, and the Vintage Painted hand bag idea was born!

3.) What type of girl (or guy) do you envision sporting your creations?

The PAINTEDs are really so versatile that I feel like any fashion vixen or gent. could rock one! I definitely see my customer as someone who likes to stand out, be unique and has a strong personal style - A trend setter rather than a trend follower.
I would describe the PAINTED BAG personality as Ingrid Bergman meets 1970's Jerry Hall meets Cary Bradshaw. Women and/or men that identify with any of those personalities may be drawn to them.


4.) What is your fave bag in your shop right now?

Such a hard question, they are all like my babies!! I love all the metallic leather clutches {HERE and HERE} and think the vintage COACH bags are pretty special {HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, & HERE}. The Anne Klein with the Lion Logo is super cute and the ETRA's are so chic {HERE, HERE, & HERE}. There is a 1970, brown fold over that is Awesome too, and the SKINS {HERE}!!! Oh, and the brief case/computer envelope bag... Really don't make me choose!!!

5.) Your painting is so magnificent! Is there a method to your madness or is that top secret? ;)

SHHHHHHH, It's a secret:) ...But really just imagine if Jackson Pollock rolled around on one of his still drying paintings. There is a little more technique than that, but that is the jist.

6.) I love how you transform vintage bags into beautiful (and functional) works of art! Do you frequent vintage shops for items other than vintage bags though?

Jewelry, Jewelry, Jewelry!!! I have always LOVED Jewelry and styling with Jewelry. I even worked in the jewelry biz for years and got the chance to work for Neil Lane In LA. He and his team, especially Nami, really taught me so much about beautiful vintage and contemporary jewelry and styling with jewelry. So I am addicted to jewelry shopping and styling!

7.) How would you decribe your own personal style?

I LOVE getting dressed & I love to style an outfit. My style may vary a little with my mood or current inspiration - As of now I am very into late 1970's, New York City, Halston, Disco chic. (if you Google image those words you can see exactly what I mean)! I also Love to go BOHO Chic, Classic - Uptown, and can go Edgy Down Town too. I like to think, "How would I dress a character in a movie if she were going to go..." Where ever I am going.

Although, day to day you will catch me in my slightly styled up Lulu Lemon workout gear with knee boots, equipment shirt, scarf and tan leather motorcycle-jacket walking through NYC to or from my Bar Method class or in something more functional, but always styled, for my Photography job, like a fun jump suit!



8.) What are your top three favorite designers?

Wow, Ok, I can not hold it to Three! There is too much talent out there! I Love so many! Obviously the aspirational Heavy Hitters: Lagerfeld for Chanel, Sarah Burton for McQueen, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, YSL, Vintage Halston, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen etc. In my closet I have a lot of DVF, Phillip Lim, Rag & Bone, Haute Hippy, Rebecca Taylor, Marc by Marc Jacobs & Elizabeth & James.


9.) If you had to describe your bags in three words, which three would they be?

Fun, Unique, & Super-cool! (if I could have a 4th it would be - Mesmerizing, I sometimes catch my self staring at the color swirls and patterns in the painting - hours of entertainment)


10.) What are your "must-have" items that you carry frequently in your bag or clutch?

My "spin pin" hair pins, YSL "Volupte sheer candy" lip Gloss & my iphone with ear buds.

11.) Ever considered branching out and painting clothing too? Such as denim or jackets?

OOOOO, Great Idea! I thought about Shoes & Boots...as of now I just know that I am going to do a line of canvas tote bags for next summer!!!





Here are some of my faves from the PAINTED by Jeri Hines shop:


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Vintage Gray Leather Hand Painted Hexagon Shape Clutch



snakeskin
Vintage 1980's Hand Painted Snake Skin Clutch




etra
ETRA Genuine textured leather 1950's hand painted clutch bag




coach
Vintage COACH Red Leather Hand Painted Purse



mettalic
Vintage Silver Leather Hand Painted Clutch





THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
***This Giveaway is open to US residents only***



How to enter:
[Please use one comment.]

1.) Visit the PAINTED by Jeri Hines etsy shop and tell us your fave item(s) in your comment.

2.) Like PAINTED by Jeri Hines on Facebook (Don't forget to state your FB name in your comment).

3.) Follow me, Belle de Couture via Google or Blog Lovin' (state how you are following in your comment).

Additional Entries:
[Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.]

1.) Like Jeri Hines Photo on Facebook (Don't forget to state your FB name in your comment).

2.) Become a public follower of Belle de Couture via Google -AND- Blog Lovin'.

3.) Add PAINTED by Jeri Hines to your favorites if you have an etsy account.

4.) Like BelledeCouture via facebook (Don't forget to state your FB name in your comment).

5.) Follow Belle de Couture on Twitter!

6.) Mention this giveaway on your blog, facebook, or twitter (Don't forget to leave a link to your post/tweet!).




**MOST IMPORTANTLY: Don't forget to leave your E-MAIL address in your comment(s), so we can contact you if you win!!**

The Giveaway will be open until , Thursday November 10th at 7:00 PM eastern time.
The winner will be chosen at random by random.org



GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

72 comments:

  1. I really love tat vintage 1950's Hand Painted Leather Clutch. Great shape and wonderful colors.

    I follow you via goggle.

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  2. I liked her photgraohy on FB too.

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  3. Such an amazing idea! Such gorgeous colours,

    Lacey xoxo

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  4. love the Vintage COACH Red Leather Hand Painted Purse

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  5. I ADORE the
    Vintage COACH Hand Painted Leather Purse

    The painting is stunning!

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    I liked her page on facebook (julie luhtala)

    I follow you via GFC (Jules)

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  6. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE the handpainted clutch/breifcase

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  7. Like them on FB.
    ann hardman

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  8. I liked you on FB.

    ann hardman

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  9. The Vintage COACH Hand Painted Leather Purse is a favotite.
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  10. I like Painted: by Jeri Hines on facebook. Jennifer Pellicone
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  11. Painted by Jeri Hines is a favorite. cspmom
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  12. I follow on google friend connect. Jennifer Pellicone
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  13. I like you on facebook. Jennifer Pellicone
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  14. I've been crushing on this Etsy shop for a while!

    Here's my favorite purse: http://www.etsy.com/listing/82858436/vintage-genuine-leather-hand-painted

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  15. I'm liking Jerri Hines on Facebook (Alena K.)

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  16. I'm a follower on Blog Lovin and GFC! Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect!

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  17. Love the evening bag with the gold handle! So cute! Following on google!

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  18. Following on google and blog lovin!

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  19. Following on facebook!!!
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  20. My fav is the little round painted Coach bag.
    Thanks for the beautiful giveaway

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  21. Sharon Siqueiros likes Painted by Jeri Hines on FB

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  22. Sharon Siqueiros likes Jeri Hines Photo on FB

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  23. I'm a public follower via Google & Bloglovin'
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  24. MoonRae hearted Painted and my fav bag on etsy

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  25. Sharon Siqueiros already likes BdeC on FB

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  26. @SharonSiqueiros already following on twitter

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  27. Love the Hand painted Vintage Leather clutchFrom paintedbyjerihines

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  28. I love the ETRA Genuine textured leather 1950's hand painted clutch bag

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  29. I liked PAINTED by Jeri Hines on Facebook.

    name: marie mefford

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  30. I follow Belle de Couture on GFC

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  31. I liked Jeri Hines Photo on Facebook.

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  32. I follow Belle de Couture on GFC and Blog Lovin'.

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  33. I added PAINTED by Jeri Hines to my favorites

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  34. I liked BelledeCouture via facebook

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  35. I Follow Belle de Couture on Twitter!

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  36. I tweeted

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  37. I shared on FB

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  38. I blogged

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  39. 1. I love the Vintage Genuine Leather Hand Painted Clutch Purse here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/82858436/vintage-genuine-leather-hand-painted

    2. I like Painted: by Jeri Hines on FB as Holly Storm-Burge

    3. I follow you via GFC as Holly S.

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  40. I like Jeri Hines Photography on FB as Holly Storm-Burge
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  41. I added Jeri Hines to my Etsy favorites as HollyStorm

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  42. I like you on FB as Holly Storm-Burge
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  43. I follow you on Twitter as @HollyStormEtsy
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  44. http://www.etsy.com/listing/83014328/vintage-coach-red-leather-hand-painted

    I love this.

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  45. I like Painted as jill.hogan on Facebook

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  46. I follow this blog on blogger/ Google Friend Connect

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  47. I follow Jeri Hines on Facebook as jill.hogan

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  48. I added Painted to my etsy favorites as JillHogan

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  49. I like BelledeCouture on Facebook as jill.hogan

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  50. I follow BelledeCouture on twitter @jill_hogan

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  51. https://twitter.com/#!/Jill_Hogan/status/133163268884795393

    I tweeted.

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  52. I love the "Hand Painted Leather Vintage Clutch Purse"

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/80374886/hand-painted-leather-vintage-clutch

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  53. Like PAINTED by Jeri Hines on Facebook. My f/book name is Vicki Vix. (fromfurrin at gmail dot com)

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  54. From Furrin is now following Belle de Couture on GFC. (fromfurrin at gmail dot com)

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  55. " Vicki Vix" Like-s Jeri Hines Photo on Facebook.
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  56. Like BelledeCouture via facebook (Vicki Vix).
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  57. Follow Belle de Couture on Twitter! My twitter name is FromFurrin.
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  58. May have forgotten to mention this earlier but, I follow you on GFC (as From Furrin).
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  59. FromFurrin tweeted about the giveaway -
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  60. My fav item is this purse: http://www.etsy.com/listing/80422003/hand-painted-vintage-evening-bag-with
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  61. like her on fb
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  62. like you on fb
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  63. follow you on gfc
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  65. "hearted" her on etsy
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  66. follow you on twitter
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  69. like jeri hines photo on fb
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  70. krisj_27@hotmail.com

    I loveee Hand painted Vintage Leather clutch!! so cute! love the colors and pattern!!

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  71. I like Vintage Metallic Leather Hand Painted Clutch
    liked FB page (fb name is Armada Volya)
    already a follower of your blog
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