What has sustainable, customized leather bags and Giraffes in common?
What has sustainable, customized leather bags and Giraffes in common? Do you wonder? Me too, I start at the beginning. I am sitting on an airplane in Tokyo after the Japan winter photo tour this year. The seat beside me was still free when no more people entered the aircraft. Me, a happy person, of course, thinking that I could spread myself on two seats for 13 hours!
Well, this was my thought until a woman came down the aisle! She stopped beside me, starting to talk in French with me. FRENCH, “hello, I do not speak French!” Therefore I answered in Mandarin because I’m better at Mandarin than I am at speaking French. Her customized leather handbag, over her shoulder, jumped into my eyes right away. Like an excellent photograph should do on the dot within the first 1-3 seconds. Beautiful yellow accompanied by marvelous red. We had a small chat in English, which swopped into German after 15min. This chat was a long conversation as long as the length of the 13-hour flight, Tokyo to Zurich! Arrived in Zurich, we swapped email addresses and phone numbers. Undoubtedly, we both said, we never had such fun with a neighbor in an aircraft chatting.
I often flew in my life, but this encounter at 11000 meters altitude was the most extraordinary!
3 Giraffes are walking elegantly along the Salt Pan in the Etosha National Park, Namibia.
But What Has This All To Do With Giraffes And Sustainable Customized Leather Bags And Accessories?
Two months later, I have met her again, Karen Olivo. She told me all about her new brand Luc8k. Her high-end designers and sustainable leather she uses for her custom handmade leather bags. Sustainable leather is a mineral and vegetable tanning. There are sustainable tanneries, which do drum dyeing the leather. Therefore, Luc8k is using one of them here in Europe for its custom made leather bags and accessories. The customers can choose their colors of the leather, single or bi-color. They add lucky numbers to their handcrafted bespoke bag logo, et voila. Adding lucky numbers in the logo will indeed make the customized leather bags and accessories unique.
The exclusive personalized leather bags are for women and men. On top, I do love the inside fabric of the handbags; it is waterproof. Create your leather bag, reversible leather belt, or even duffle, go to Luc8k online store. There comes Sophie, the mascot of Luc8k, as Forbes magazine describes her.
Sophie, with her yellow leather Tote handbag, indeed enjoys the midnight sun from Svalbard in the Arctic.
Sophie is Luc8k’s favorite client and Spokeswoman. She is traveling the globe to bring awareness about climate change, the poorest neighborhoods in Brazil, and much more. Interested? See Blog & News.
The Idea Of LUC8K
Indeed, the idea of Luc8K to combine a Giraffe with Luc8k for customized leather bags and accessories came from Karen. She was looking through my wildlife portfolio, asking, if it would be possible to insert a Giraffe with a leather bag into a photograph. Since we all know, Adobe Photoshop has endless tools! But before all that, I took photographs of her leather bags in different ways. We decided to do something different. So two brains do brainstorming, besides chasing Karen up on a tree with a leather Tote bag barefoot. I remember the look she gave me when I asked her to climb up this huge tree. Undoubtedly, my creative ideas sometimes go a bit wild! Besides that, I do enjoy combining Luc8k with wildlife and landscape photography, a great new challenge to enjoy.
Karen managed to climb this high tree with one of the customized bags from LUC8K. Indeed, well done, Karen.
Lucky Number 8
A Giraffe sticking her tongue out. LUC8K’s ambassador is a giraffe, like this one, looking funny, feisty and has a great appeal.
We made quite a compelling gallery of customized leather bags and leather belts. As well as the customized weekender duffles, reversible leather belts, or cardholders. We did long exposure photographs taken at the Zurich Airport over to Geneva and to the lake of Neuchatel. Undoubtedly, the next destination will be the bush of Botswana. That is my next trip with a dear photographer friend, Carole Deschuymere. Furthermore, 1-2 customized leather bags will accompany us. Geez, I should not forget, even a customized leather wallet is available!
Luc8k’s lucky number is the 8 because when you turn it on the side, it stands for infinity. Undoubtedly, it sounds very much familiar with photography. What is beyond f/8? My lucky number is 8, and today I post on the 8th. Voila!
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