As director and designer of accessories brand Saben, Roanne Jacobson is no stranger to high style.
Saben has created what Roanne calls ‘unique investment handbags’ and ‘portable works of art’ for 10 years now, recognised for featuring beautiful leathers, striking colours and often playful, designs.
I am the director and designer of Saben and my work entails creating two collections of unique accessories a year. Saben bags are fashionable investment pieces. We design bags that are both stylish and functional, for the fast-paced lives women live now.
Obsessive, I seem to get hooked onto a theme, completely thrash it and move on to something else.
Blue. I think it has a calming nature, as it always reminds me of the ocean.
White and shades of it. Boring I know, but we have a reasonable art collection at home and I always prefer to see art on clean backgrounds.
The first time I had any control over my environment I was nine years old. I got to choose the colour of my room and my bedspread, and I was able to rearrange the furniture – but only after I had made a scale plan of the space and recorded the size of each piece of furniture. (Is it obvious that my dad aspired to be an architect?). Anyway, I chose dusty pink and have barely even acknowledged the colour since!
I never say never.
Resene Jalapeno (red), Resene Wicked (purple) and Resene Identity (grey). I am loving this colour combination together at the moment. It’s very Saben winter 2010. After all, why wouldn’t you redecorate to match your next handbag purchase?
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