Eleanore had fantastic stories of exotic travel and fancy-dress ballroom affairs, but her best yarn was more a series of tales that culminated in a joyful reveal that she was the inspiration for Jan and Dean’s 1964 hit song “The LIttle Old Lady From Pasadena.” I don’t know how much, if any, of it was true. I don’t want to know. I like the story and I like the prospect that just maybe The Little Old Lady From Pasadena rode in my car.
I heard the song recently and it got me thinking about what bag I’d make for Eleanore if she were still around. Eleanore liked fancy things, so I bought some fancy zippers and got to work.
The resulting bag is an upscale version of the Hand-Pouch we made for our launch pop-up shop. I doubt Eleanore ever accessorized with a canvas clutch, but I’d like to think that in the right hands with the right attitude this Eleanor’s Bag could get twenty-first-century ballroom notoriety… on or off Colorado Blvd.
Polished brass Excella zipper – YKK’s premium line
9 inch long zipper opening
Footprint 3” X 7”
Black handle and trim
Butter hue canvas