Bailey Akers - Bailey Akers

Finalist of the The MARY KAY® Wear with Confidence Bag

United States

2016 Finalist Bailey Akers Bailey Akers


What is your inspiration for this sketch?
I was inspired by Mary Kay's products and decided to create leather appliques of Mary Kay makeup to embellish the bag with.

How does this bag make women feel beautiful, confident and connected?
This bag will make women feel beautiful, confident and connected because of it's feminine look. The bag is designed with bright colors to bring happiness and confidence to women. Also, the whimsical leather makeup products sewn on bring confidence to show that this customer isn't afraid to show their personality and style.

How did you blend functionality and style into the design?
I wanted this bag to appeal to a customer in school. Allowing someone to have a bag big enough to hold a notebook and pencil but also have pockets on the side and for lip gloss and a back for other make up accessories.

What is your design background?
I am currently a junior studying in Accessory Design at Savannah Collage of Art and Design. Also, I have a B.S. in Merchandising, Apparel in Textiles from The University of Kentucky.

What are your words of wisdom for other entrepreneurs following their dreams?
Don't let others destroy your passion of following your dreams. It's your life and never forget that.

Bag Description
Bailey Akers, Sydney Bag, Satchel handbag, leather material and $250.00

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