Charleston, SC (PressExposure) September 02, 2008 -- No matter who wins the next presidential election, one thingâs for sure: Americans will have a fashionable first lady. To complement the much talked-about signature styles of both Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain, South Carolina handbag designer Lissa Kemp Myers has designed the âMichelleâ and âCindyâ handbags that capture the personality and style of these powerful women.
âWomen went so crazy for the black and white dress Michelle Obama wore on The View that the makers of the dress could hardly keep it on the shelves,â notes Myers, the owner of In the Bag, a Mt. Pleasant, S.C.-based company that gives women the opportunity to customize designer-quality handbags. âAnd remember Cindy McCainâs red leather jacket that caused such a stir? Clearly, these women â in spite of their differences â are both very stylish individuals. I wanted to capture their different styles in two distinct handbags for those who want to follow in their fashionable footsteps.â
According to Myers, the âCindy,â available for $175, showcases the feminine yet fashion-forward sensibility of McCain. A medium-sized bag cast in nude pearlized leather, the Cindy also features an understated ivory liner to offset the trendy exterior. âHer style strikes me as classic and ladylike, but sheâs also shown an edgy, youthful side and a willingness to stand out,â says Myers.
The âMichelle,â on the other hand, which is available for $350, is a larger purse suited to the needs of a mother on the go. âWith two young girls, Mrs. Obama could probably use some extra room in her bag,â explains Myers, who adds that the Michelle also makes a chic travel bag for all her âTeam Obamaâ campaign stops. While the handbagâs exterior is crafted with dark brown leather to suit Obamaâs preference for more conservative colors, the purseâs interior is designed to showcase the Democratâs passionate side. âI gave her purse a hot red liner, so she can channel her inner patriot,â says Myers.
Both bags, which are custom made, are available for purchase on In the Bagâs web site at [http://www.inthebagshop.com]. Customers are welcome to make modifications, big or small, to either bag to suit their tastes â or start from scratch on their own unique creation. âClients get complete creative freedom with our handbags,â says Myers. âWhether they want to show off their political leanings or just make a stylish statement all their own, the look of their bag totally in their hands.â