Justin Gloston - R3FORM

Finalist of the The MARY KAY® Wear with Confidence Bag

United States

2016 Finalist Justin Gloston R3FORM


What is your inspiration for this sketch?
The whole essence of the celebrating love theme from Mary Kay was the inspiration behind this design

How does this bag make women feel beautiful, confident and connected?
Fun, flirty, stylish, and functional all built into a very cute compact silhouette, designed for the woman on the go! Offered in bright, confident cosmetic shades, this shoulder bag will definitely keep the Mary Kay girl trendy and stylish as well as connected with all her daily essentials.

How did you blend functionality and style into the design?
Practical functionality was key in designing this bag. A compact pouch silhouette, the main zippered pouch is a large open space perfect for carrying everyday essentials such as mobile phone, sunshades, wallet, and even extra cosmetic essentials. The interior also includes a zipper pocket and elastic pocket. On the reverse side is a cute envelope style clutch, when opened, reveals a mini travel beauty station complete with mirror, slip pockets for compacts, and brush holders.This style includes an adjustable shoulder strap making it easy to carry solo or unclip the strap and toss it into your daily tote bag if you prefer. The hand strap on the front panel also makes for chic trendy clutch carrying option.

What is your design background?
I am a handbag designer with 10 years of experience designing handbags and small leather goods for established fashion companies as well as fashion retailers.

What are your words of wisdom for other entrepreneurs following their dreams?
Stay true to your design aesthetic and never doubt yourself. It is hard but the outcome will be totally worth it. Oh and remember to have FUN!

Bag Description
This bag makes women feel beautiful, confident and connected, for different reasons, one of them is the powerful message that is in the bag \you have the power

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