Fabulous on Fifth Giveaway

Mon petit coquettes, it is no surprise that behind every handbag in one’s collection is a harrowing tale of how we brought such an accessory into our lives; but just as there is a story behind every acquisition, there is also a tell-all behind every creation – just ask Marcia Sherrill.

Years ago, Marcia and her husband created Kleinberg Sherrill, a luxury handbag collection that was carried in major department stores the world over and received write-ups in every publication from Vogue and ELLE to W, The New York Times, and Women’s Wear Daily. After a torturous divorce, however, Marcia was left a penniless pauper as opposed to the pretty, pretty princess with a penchant for purses she once was.

Nevertheless, as a fashion-forward fighter, Marcia refused to take her situation lying down, vowing to reestablish herself as something bigger and better than before. And she has, in the form of two new handbag lines – Anabelle by Marcia Sherrill, “an affordable line for the preppy girl on the go,” and Sherrill Ltd., which “consists of classic silhouettes in luxurious exotic skins, which will be exclusively retailed to philanthropists and the like.”

CF: What is the inspiration behind collections such as the London Series, Fifth Avenue Series, and Palm Beach Series?

I am inspired by places and people, on both broad avenues and narrow alleys. People everywhere. Each series of bags is designed with women in mind, doing all sorts of things. I want to make the bags both functional and beautiful.

CF: Do you build your outfits around your handbag, or put together an outfit and then choose which handbag would look best with it?

I can’t help myself, I am a Bag Lady, so for me, it always starts with the bag. Right now, I have a new red bag and no one has seem me in anything but black for a year, so I am changing it up and going bright with the new bag and a fabulous new attitude! A good way to live your life!

CF: If you were to buy five things right now, what would they be?
An iPad, a home in Southhampton, New York (I love the serenity of the beach!), a Vespa that I could have painted with the Anabelle pineapples, an apartment next to mine for my mother, another French Bulldog - I would like a “pack.”

Now, as a way to truly introduce her new line to the world; Marcia is being so kind as to bring one (1) Café Fashionista reader the Small Deenie Bag in Black (valued at $90.00) from the Fifth Avenue Series.

To Enter the Fabulous on Fifth Giveaway:

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating what Anabelle by Marcia Sherrill bag is your favorite between now and Friday, December 10, 2010 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Twitter about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating what Anabelle by Marcia Sherrill bag is your favorite between now and Friday, December 10, 2010 at midnight PST with your Twitter URL.

For three (3) entries, become a follower of Café Fashionista on Blogger/Google Reader/Google Friend Connect/Twitter, and leave a comment on this post stating what Anabelle by Marcia Sherrill bag is your favorite between now and Friday, December 10, 2010 at midnight PST (if you are already a Café Fashionista follower, please say so in your comment).

I will randomly pick one (1) name out of a hat (who knows, it could be yours!), and announce the winner on Saturday, December 11, 2010.

Good luck everyone!

And yes, this Giveaway is open to everyone – U.S. or International residents!

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to Anabelle by Marcia Sherrill for the pictures.


Couture Carrie said...

Fab interview and giveaway, darling!
Love the Melissa: http://www.anabellebymarciasherrill.com/Product/ProductItem.aspx?id=NS155

Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!


Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! This bag is fun: http://www.anabellebymarciasherrill.com/Product/ProductItem.aspx?id=PT157

I follow on GFC and Twitter.

The Favour Shoppe said...

great interview and giveaway!

my absolute fav is :

not only is the bag divine but it's also my middle name!!

Have a great weekend!!

Elle Sees said...


ediot said...

nice giveaway! i definitely need a new bag so this is perfect.
i follow via friend connect & bloglovin. and twitter.
my fav. bag is the Lena tote.
the bigger the bags are-the more i love them
hope you have a wonderful weekend dear
take care

ellie said...

This is totally amazing! Love it. A great post! Happy Black Friday!

better days said...

Such a beautiful bag!

lucy and sarah said...

oooooh lala..very elegant.

ivy's closet said...

A very cool essential.


Great interview and I love the bag. I am a follower on Google Reader and Twitter!


London's-beauty said...

this bag looks amazing! Thanks for the chance.

I really like 'Large Susan' bag. It's so big and I could use it as a school bag ^^

I'm following you via Google friend connect. 'london's beauty'

Fingers crossed very hard!


Jennifer Fabulous said...

Omggggg seriously. You're killing me with these fabulous giveaways. Lol. I love it!! :)

I'm a girly girl, so here is my favorite bag: http://www.anabellebymarciasherrill.com/Product/ProductItem.aspx?id=PS190

Jennifer Fabulous said...

PS. I follow you on facebook, twitter, and blogger. In other words, I'm stalking you on all sorts of levels. ;)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

PPS. Totally tweeted. I'm jenniferb02. xoxo

Megan said...

The Large Francesca bag is my favorite.


Racys Iffets said...


Hope you had a good thanksgiving :)

and this is such an awesome giveaway!

I really adore this http://www.anabellebymarciasherrill.com/Product/ProductItem.aspx?id=NS156
(Dita Bag from the Fifth Avenue series)

Looks super stylish!

Hope you have a great weekend :D


Racys Iffets said...

oh! my twitter URL is : http://twitter.com/kuwaiti_gurl

thanks again! :)

Liz said...

I've been looking for a fashion blog to follow for awhile, and your blog is awesome! I just became a follower using bloglovin' and I'm excited for your future updates!

My favorite Anabelle by Marcia Sherrill bag is the Large Marcia bag:


I love the pattern!

Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Grace said...

Sounds like my kind of line! I kind of like the Large Patricia. I'm also a Blogger Follower.

The Blonde Duck said...

French bulldogs are precious!

Stéphanie said...

Fabulous interview !

Natasha said...

This was such a great interview. I'm sure you were so honored to interview Ms. Sherrill. I hope you have a terrific Thanksgiving, E.

suburban prep said...

They are all amazing bags but the Large Deenie caught my eye and needs.

msgb245 at gmail dot com

molly said...

Awesome interview! How beautiful these bags are.

fisiwoman said...

I love Larissa bag, enter me please.
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/status/8300009841762304
Following via google, as fisiwoman.

Ana Belén R.M

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

This was SUCH a fantastic interview. She's evidently super passionate about what she does, which I always find very inspiring!


She is Sara said...

You always have such great giveaways and what an awesome interview! I have to say that I am loving the little pineapple! What a fun touch!

Kat said...

Hi! I'm a GFc follower :)
I love the HILARY bag, perfect for work!

katch05 at gmail dot com

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Okay I am a follower, of course!! =)
And I really like the Large Patricia.


Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Great interview lady!

I love the Large Patricia bag!

meg said...

Such a wonderful interview.

Sherin said...

Lovely giveaway! I'm already a follower, and my favourite bag from the website is the Fran.

Stephanie said...

Fabulous giveaway! I love the Medium Francesca!


Eternally yours,

Sweet said...

love the giveaway...I want to join...


I am inviting you to join my Perricone and orient watch giveaway...

Sootjeelina said...

Yay! I can finally enter! I am a follower of your blog, and my favorite bag is I think this lovely black one, it is so petite and cute! And I also tweeted about this giveaway

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

Becky Regina said...

Aww what a lovely bag ! And nice interview ! Love this one : http://www.anabellebymarciasherrill.com/Product/ProductItem.aspx?id=PS905

Becky Regina said...

I've followed you ! Happy Thanksgiving Erika !

CJ said...

Great interview! And this is a lovely bag... Happy weekend!

Denise said...

I loved that bag! It's elegant with a twist! And Deenie is the way one of my friends call me, wo when I read that I thought "ooohh, made for me!" Have a great weekend!

Ms. Chyme said...

Great interview. I enjoyed reading.

chaoskontrolowany said...

Have a nice weekend:)

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

wonderful post. i'm actually loving the Deenie bag you posted here.

i already follow you through GFC.


Ashley said...

This bag is absolutely divine...it's a classic with a modern vibe. It is something every girl should have hanging in her closet...a definite staple piece of anyone's wardrobe!!!

My Heart Blogged said...

My favorite is the Large Susan Bag, and I already follow you.
My Heart Blogged

nightowl said...

I already follow you via GFC as nightowl.

I like the Small Susan Bag in the pink.

winit6 at hotmail dot com

Ezzy said...

1st entry:- I love Sonya Belle bag from Anabelle by Marcia Sherrill.

2nd entry:- tweeted here:-

3rd entry:- following your blog via google friend connect :)


Maria said...

The "Large Sophie" steals my attention!
I've JUST tweeted about this!
I also follow via Bloglovin(sockofest) & twitter

ne-knopka said...

i like Large Patricia


ne-knopka said...



ne-knopka said...

blog follower (anna_k67) via GFC

i like Large Patricia


Midnight Cowgirl said...

Wonderful interview! I think the Dita bag is my favorite. I follow on Twitter.

Judi said...

Great interview. I love the large Deenie Bag (in pink). It spent the summer at the beach with me.

amystika87 said...

Wow, what a gorgeous bag! <3

Jasmine1485 said...

My favourite is the 'Medium Deenie' from the London collection :)

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

Jasmine1485 said...

I tweeted about it:


kate1485 at hotmail.com

Jasmine1485 said...

I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

weeziestoy said...

The Large Francesca is my favorite

Shooting Stars Mag said...

too cute. I like the small rachel here-


and I follow via GFC

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Crystal said...

I'd so love this one:

Ree and Dan said...

Marcia's bags are so much fun!! This is a fantastic giveaway!!!

Cindy Whitehead said...

I woudl have to pick THE DITA bag - black, sleek and fabulous! What a fun giveaway!

donato said...

love the Beth.. practical and colorful in a field of all-white clothing!

Mon said...

I like the Marcia bag :)

I am a follower of Cafe Fashionista :D



The Large Susan is Darling!!

I am a follower :)
tweet http://twitter.com/styleezta/status/11938954706165760

Rachelle said...

I am cutting it close i see!

3 entries I believe.....

I am already following you via Twitter! (rachelle411)

and I also tweeted about this... (http://twitter.com/#!/rachelle411)

My favorite is the Small Corinne..it reminds me of a purse I made for myself in high school that I thought came out really nice but this one the colors are beautiful and i love it!

Thanks and Best wishes!
::fingers crossed::

Donna ♥ Baby said...

following your blog as donna <3 baby on google
following you twitter as @meeoowww :)

my favourite is the small deenie bag in black because its so friken cute!

email: donna_gragasin@hotmail.com

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