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Honeysuckle Pink on Cortese Design Travel Tote Bags


Healing Pink Mussaenda, leather trimmed, Classic Travel Tote Bag
is rich with hues of Honeysuckle Pink and
shares the energy of compassion, sensuous joy and radiant health!

A Nature’s Energy – Cortese Design Bag

I’m more than happy to share that two of the custom bag designs that I created for ‘The Susan G. Komen for The Cure’ event “Pink Hits the Runway” are rich with the uplifting hues and tones of Pantone’s fashion and decor color of the year for 2011: Honeysuckle Pink!

Pink Rose Pattern, leather trimmed, Classic Travel Tote Bag
is rich with hues of Honeysuckle Pink and
shares the energy of love . self-worth . grattitude.
A Nature’s Energy – Cortese Design Bag

Spinning the Color Wheel

Here’s a great article by Charlyne Varknyi Schaub on the front page of the Home and Design section in the Miami Herald!

Her opening paragraph, “South Florida has never been a place where people are afraid of color or fearful of trying something new.”, attests to the trend-setting, color-loving atmosphere that I fell in love with here in South Florida… and the place where I became entranced with a tropical color palette and a passion to share the magic and power of what I experience from nature!

BADGE OF COURAGE – EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED EDITION

features the Healing Pink Mussaenda design that is rich with the hues and tones of Honeysuckle Pink!

This “Healing Badge of Courage” is an exclusive, limited edition, soft sculpture featuring my Healing Pink Mussaenda design and hand-beading by Macarena Zilveti, founder of the Badges of Courage Foundation which provides financial assistance to people affected by breast cancer. My Blog post about this project has more information on the badges and the Foundation.

Cortese Design Bags in LEVEL Magazine Dec 08 issue

Fashion Shoot at The Havana Club, Miami

Fashion Shoot at The Havana Club, Miami


Sunday afternoon at Books and Books in Coral Gables for Florida Grand Opera presentation – Rossini Rocks. Arrived early to browse and relax and picked up a copy of LEVEL Magazine.
LEVEL MAGAZINE December 2008 issue

LEVEL MAGAZINE December 2008 issue


Delightfully surprised to see a full page of photos (page facing the inside back cover) featuring the Mode Lifestyle Magazine shoot from November 8th at The Havana Club. (Not so delighted that all designers names were not on the page, however…that’s a great thing about blogging 😉
Here’s the link to my earlier post about this shoot. and a few more great photos by Don Seidman. and… the credits: (please if anyone is not included, let me know and I’ll certainly add to this post)
Fashion Designer: Piida Diida
Accessories and Scarves: Lior Jacob Collection
Nature’s Energy Design Bags: Cortese Designs (me)
The Havana Club
Mode Lifestyle Magazine – Alexander Michaels, publisher

A special THANK YOU to Jordana Engholm for introducing Cortese Designs to the Miami fashion scene!

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