Forest Gump meets Damien Hirst, meets Hershey kisses!

I have been a busy artist this week painting one of my favourite designs to date. Inspired by Damien Hirst’s famous skull, Ian Davenport”s striking stripes, and Forest Gump’s iconic quote, ” Life is like a box of chocolate’s, you never know what you’re gonna get.” This quote is exaggerated by the scattering of Hershey’s kisses on the reverse design. These influences combine perfectly to create this fun, and visually spectacular design!

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Here is the result, photographed using the inspiring sites of my new studio in the Bussey Building! The brilliant green wall mural compliments this fabulous design perfectly!

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Here is a making of the bag montage, form start to finish, with a close up of the Damien Hirst inspired skull. What a fabulous final result!

If you have any fabulous design ideas you think would translate well on to a bag, in Boyarde’s unique style, please contact us ..

The iconic Marilyn Monroe on a Birkin! “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend!”

Marilyn was, and remains to be, one of the most iconic women in the world. Boyarde repeatedly goes back to her for inspiration for her designs! What better than to bling her up with some diamonds and pair the image with the famous quote “Diamond’s are a girls Best friend!” The red lips really make this monochrome image pop!

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Fabulous Exclusive Event with Boyarde Messenger at Designer Exchange, Knightsbridge

Boyarde was delighted to be asked earlier this year to collaborate with Designer exchange, the leading retailer of pre loved designer handbags in the UK. Admiring Boyarde’s mischievous pop art designs on handbags, Last week a fabulous exclusive event took place at the Designer Exchange Knightsbridge store, where Boyarde made a personal appearance.

It was a fabulous evening with bags galore; heightened by the appearance of several top fashion bloggers, flowing champagne, delicious canapes including cupcakes with Boyarde’s bags on them, and of course some delightful goodie bags.

Thank you to all who came to support the event, we hope that you had a fabulous evening! We Certainly did!

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Here is the bag Boyarde painted for the lovely Vlogger Anna Saccone. The fabulous photo on the left was taken by Thread Styling, and the beautiful little girl on the right is Anna’s daughter looking very pleased with her Mickey Minnie bag. @threadstyling @AnnaSaccone

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Here is the bag we painted for Designer Exchange’s own Sabrina! Check out her instagram! @royalmums. The First photo again was taken by the brilliant @Thread styling.

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Here is Boyarde with the fabulous Morana, founder of #One and Only London. We just loved her outfit! Don’t you? @morana_mamic

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Here is Boyarde with the beautiful Sarah, please click the link below to see the wonderful blog post she wrote about the event. Be sure to check out her blog in general! Watch that space! #mycitymylondon

http://www.mycitymylondon.me/beauty-style/fashion/boy-arde-these-bag-designs-awesome/#more-4088

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On the left  is another fabulous photo by @threadstyling, of a Louis Vuitton wallet Boyarde painted for the event. On the right is the final Louis Vuitton bag painted for the occasion! @webuydesigner

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Where would a great event be, without delicious personalised cupcakes and delightful goodie bags! @webuydesigner @boyarde @threadstyling

Boyarde paints personalised pop art portraits!

I have recently begun to paint personalised pop art portraits of my clients. The outcome has been great! Here is a sneak peak of the results!

If you would like Boyarde to paint your portrait, or perhaps a friend or family member on your own fashion accessories, get in touch by emailing info@boyarde.com or by clicking on the link on the homepage. Of course i like to do it with my usual mischievous wit if you’ll let me!

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My beautiful client, with her Shitsu called Gucci, with the fabulously daring quote from the equally daring Samantha from sex in the city “It’s not a bag it’s a birkin”

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My client’s lovely daughter, with playful speech bubbles of her first words.

Boyarde’s bags feature in the April edition of Most Magazine!

It would seem that Boyarde’s hand painted bags have captured the attention of the press, taking the fancy of international fashion magazine- Most Magazine!!

Most magazine focuses on showcasing current and up and coming fashion trends, complimented by photographs shot by the best photographers from around the globe. They aim to introduce and connect you with some of the finest artists and professionals within every industry!

Check out the article about Boyarde’s bespoke fashion art bags, featuring a direct interview with Boyarde herself. Click on the link below to see view the whole on-line edition of the magazine. Boyarde’s bags feature on pages 82-84!

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Minnie Mouse quoting Ginger Rogers on a Louis Vuitton!

I have been a busy artist this week! What better than to pair the famous Disney character with the fabulous Ginger Roger’s quote “There’s nothing a man can do, that I can’t do better in heels!”

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If you are interested in having your very own unique Boyarde artwork painted on your bag, please email info@boyarde.com, or click on the link on the homepage.

Downton’s Abbey’s Maggie Smith on a Louis Vuitton Epi Leather!

It has been a busy week of painting, here is a sneak peak of my latest creation. What better than Downton Abbey’s Countess of Grantham played the fabulous Maggie Smith as subject matter! Here she is on a purple Louis Vuitton Epi Leather, paired with the countesses own quote “At my age one must ration one’s excitement!”

In fitting with the Downton Abbey traditional English theme, the reverse of the bag features a bone china teapot, and a slice of red velvet cake. Everybody loves a good afternoon tea!! :)

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Mr Monopoly and Betty Boop on a Birkin!

What better than the iconic and mischievous Betty Boop, paired with Mr Monopoly, to transform this once Green Hermes Birkin! Here are snaps of the finished bag, and i will try and figure out how to upload the video making of, next! Bling baby bling! ‘I ain’t sayin she’s a Golddigga…’! This bag is inspired by the graffiti artist Alec Monopoly aka Mr Monopoly.

The client did not like the original green colour, so i decided the colour match the front to the existing blue front flap, but first to prepare the surface so it can be entirely primed!Mr monopoly birkin close up a Mr monopoly birkin close up bMr monopoly birkin close up d

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if you want to have your bag painted with satire and Pop Art by Boyarde get in touch or email info@boyarde.com x

 

 

Audrey Hepburn Diva Birkin!

What better subject matter than the fabulous Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady,  paired up with Ginger Rogers’ brilliant quote: “There’s nothing a man can do that I can’t do better in heels!” The diamonds on the back give it that extra element of luxury.

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