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We are huge fans of the blog Oh Joy! and couldn’t be more excited that Joy partnered with us to model our most favorite handbags from the spring collection!  Joy’s fun, colorful, comfortable, and individual style is the perfect match for our bags.  Take a look at the full feature on the Fossil site here!

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We’ve gotten to know Joy throughout the years by being avid followers of her blog. But that didn’t stop us from asking her a few fun questions!  Check out our Q&A with her below.

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Q:  One of our design drivers at Fossil is personalization. When you’re shopping or styling outfits, how do you choose pieces and wear them in a way that reflects your personal style?

A:  ”I go with my gut instinct. I don’t think about trends, but rather if I like it and if it’s something I can wear with a lot of outfits. A friend of mine once said she tries to imagine three outfits she can put together in her head if she buys that piece, and I love that idea.”

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Q:  What’s a spring-time activity or ritual you’re most looking forward to this year?

A:  ”Picnics in the park!”

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Q:  We have a passion for all things vintage!  Is there a particular family heirloom or vintage item you could never part with?

A:  ”I have some really great vintage bags that were some of my first vintage purchases right out of college. They’re not everyday bags, but they’re a fun reminder of when I started to appreciate how vintage pieces can always be great mixed into a modern wardrobe.”

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Q:  Was there anything about our spring collection or a particular item that surprised you?

A:  ”I love the use of patterns and color! I was a loyal Fossil watch wearer back in high school, and I had always thought of Fossil being mainly about classic leathers and materials. So I was excited to see the addition of clothing, shoes, pattern and color!”

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Q:  As a modern mama, do you have any tips for keeping your handbag/diaper bag organized?

A:  ”Smaller bags for everything! I keep diapers and wipes in a zippered bag so that when it’s time for a diaper change, the pieces I need most are easy to find and grab from my bag.”

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Q:  Arm party or statement necklace?

A:  ”Statement necklace”

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Q:  As a graphic designer, you have a keen eye for great typography and graphics, prints and patterns—were there any graphics in Fossil’s collection that really stood out to you?

A:  ”I love the jumbo bird print on the Michelle dress and the tonal peachy stripes on the Hallie Silk Shirt.”

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Head over to Joy’s blog today to read her post about what she carries in each of her Fossil bags!  After all, you can’t just have one!!

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The above photos were the ones we didn’t end up using for the feature but we loved them too much to not share!

All photos were taken by Bonnie Tsang.

One Comment

  1. Sandra kaniawati
    March 6, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I love the tote,the color was beautiful