"My accessories appeal to the “girl” of all ages. They look just as fabulous with a cocktail or evening dress as they do with jeans and a t-shirt."
Tracey Vest creates magnificent handbags and fabulous accessories using fun materials such as an array of beautiful colored feathers, leopard print and faux fur. In addition to creating her designs, she writes daily fashion articles for StyleQuirk.com. Prior to selling her designs she worked in both Retail and Wholesale and later the Internet Industry. Tracey has had no formal design training and considers herself a “one man band”. Her designs are inspired by old movies, family photos and her two Grandmothers. She was captivated by magazine photos of formal events where women wore gorgeous gowns and accessories, and she still is. In addition to creating she enjoys movies, reading and exploring for inspiration. My favorite description of my designs is from one of my stores, “They make people smile”.
Her designs are now sold in boutiques in Boston, Los Angeles, Alabama and Cincinnati. She has even had sales in Canada, Hawaii and a friend even took a few to Italy. Tracey has also donated to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer foundation, Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer, and several groups that help battered women and terminally ill children Like Me Fine in Raleigh, North Carolina. The hit show, “Ugly Betty” used her bags as part of the background sets. It was non-paid and no press but an accomplishment, none the less.
If I could bring back any fashion trend it would be the trend where ladies always wear a hat, gloves and purse.