Amateur designers are being exposed in all areas of the fashion industry. Made popular by TV shows like Project Runway, entrepreneurs and designer-wannabes are gaining the confidence to be discovered.

The Be Discovered: Handbag Design Competition by Marie Claire and Glam.com ended with a winner from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Among 8 finalists, Orean Collier, a self-taught artist and single mother, became the winner with her handbag “Lillian” by getting more than 50,000 Glam.com votes. According to Ms. Collier, Lillian is designed to honor memories of her grandmother. In the days to come, she will be “Accessories Editor for a day” with Marie Claire magazine.


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Maxine said... @ August 9, 2007 at 11:17 PM

I love the green bag! Good luck to all the finalists!

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