I’ve been all over the leather clutch trend that is popping up on fashion blogs and while I have a few clutch favorites, I don’t really trust myself not to lose anything that’s not attached to me in some way, which is why I love Scout & Catalogue’s clutches that combine the best of both worlds – simple leather bag + handle. Designer Breanna Musgrove grew up in Vancouver, Canada but only just moved back to the city (from Mexico and then Toronto) earlier this year. As she eases back into Vancouver life, she’s been subletting a few places. Today, Breanna is giving us a peek into one of her sublets. The apartment is home to her friend (and current S&C model), Aiya Feldman. While Aiya spent a couple of months in Europe, Breanna set up base camp in Aiya’s large turn-of-the-20th-century apartment. It’s a funky little place filled with charming details like the patio that runs outside the kitchen window – you have to literally crawl out the window over the kitchen table to get to it. Once you’re there, it’s worth it. Aiya has set up the space with benches, tiny lights, glass lanterns and lots of beautiful plants – it’s the perfect place to escape the summer heat with a book or catch up with a friend. One of the best aspects to living in the apartment was that it’s located in the same building as my Breanna’s Scout & Catalogue studio so she was able to head to work in my pyjama’s every morning with cat Bruce Wayne at her heels. –Amy
See more of this Vancouver home after the jump!
Image above: Since moving back to Vancouver I’ve changed the focus of S&C to high quality investment items – working with a neutral palette and beautiful leathers, cottons and silks. I am currently making every piece here in the studio and spend my days cutting, sewing, screen printing, marbling and dyeing everything by hand. This one-man show keeps me pretty busy and I’m hoping that for 2014 I will be able to bring on more help to keep the line’s growth more manageable.
Image above: While watching over the apartment, Breanna kept an eye on Aiya’s cat Bruce Wayne. (The buzzer on the main door has the apartment listed as ‘BATCAVE’)