Enid Collins liked to say that her bags were "guaranteed conversation-starters." If you've ever worn your Enid Collins bag to a party, to work, practically anywhere outside of your own closet, then you know the effect her bling-bedecked work has on people. One of my favorite things about Collins designs is the way they spark conversations and create experiences that would probably never happen if someone hadn't been drawn to the flash of a jewel-eyed pussy or the clatter of stuff inside a box bag.
Why do you love these purses? I'd love to hear your stories about memories and experiences from your life with your Collins objects. A primary goal of the Finding Enid with LOVE project is qualitative research through real-world stories and memories from the people interested in and affected by Enid Collins and her work. This fieldwork takes an ethnographic approach, seeking not just to gather information and evidence but to help people understand the meaning of Enid Collins works in their own lives.
Sharing can be as simple as you'd like. Share a photo of yourself with some "guaranteed conversation-starter" piece -- now or then. Tell a brief anecdote about stumbling on a fabulous find, a memorable event or when you first realized you were an obsessed Enid Collins fanatic, er, I mean, "collector." Or make a short video telling us about your collection (no matter how small -- newbies welcome!), your memories or why you can't seem to get enough Enid Collins.
Funny anecdotes, tear-jerker childhood memories, important information, confessions about how much you've come to covet all things Collinsiana -- any brief story is game (but please remember this is a public site that welcomes all, so "Mind Your Ps and Qs"). If you'd like to share but aren't big on writing, consider making a short video (see to the right) or contact me for other options. Click on the button below to get started.
If Enid Collins bags are anything, they're visual feasts. Share a photo or two (or three, or more) of yourself or other Collins fans loving life with Collinsiana. Click on the button below to contact me about how.
When people talk about Enid Collins, they tend to get lost in their story, carried away by their passion and generally become more animated and alive. What better way to celebrate Enid Collins works than through video, a medium that can capture all that enthusiasm and excitement. To get started or learn more, just click the button below.