#whatchagotinthatbag by Savanna Hupe

Our Instagram contest has officially ended! We had so much fun looking through everyones cutesy photos; choosing one winner was such a tough call! We honestly couldn't choose one, so we decided to pick one winner that already owns a SEAECHO bag and then another winner that does not have one yet! If you don't see your name below don't fret, for 48 hours only we will running a "you didn't win but we wish everyone could have and we still love you" discount code! To get the secret code find our Instagram post announcing the winners! 

And the winners are.... 

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@kaathylyn won!

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@nichole_la won and will be getting her first SEAECHO bag!!

 

Here are some photos we loved and had to share! Some close runner ups! 

 @marienoellelegere

 @marienoellelegere

 @theleyers

 @theleyers

 @jenickel

 @jenickel

 @gretelsheaddress

 @gretelsheaddress

 @thelittlethingswedo

 @thelittlethingswedo

 @bekah_kummlatte

 @bekah_kummlatte

 @milesmama

 @milesmama

 @sleepyjess

 @sleepyjess

Thank you to all who entered, we love your pictures and support!  

Stay tuned for the next contest in the new year! 

#twoyearanniversary

 

xoxoxo Savanna

 

 

etsyxcapsule by Savanna Hupe

Earlier this year we were invited to be apart of something very exciting, Etsy Wholesale! A new division of Etsy, where buyers for large and small shops of all kinds can browse a community of around 300 makers and buy wholesale! 

Etsy debuted Etsy Wholesale, at the Capsule New York Women's Show a few weekends ago in NYC. We were fortunate to be invited to show our Fall13 Collection with 30 other designers as part of their showcase! This was such an amazing opportunity for us, for people to see the collection across the nation! 

Here are some photos that our friends and follow wholesalers were able to capture at Capsule in the Etsy Wholesale booth. 

 

We are so excited to be apart of the Etsy Wholesale community!  

xoxo Savanna

CONTEST by sarah vale rapp

#whatchagotinthatbag

We are having an Instagram contest!

So first step, if you aren't already doing it, follow our Instagram (@seaecho). Step number two, we want to see what you keep in your SEAECHO bag, so post a picture to your Instagram of what you've been keeping in your SEAECHO! Don't have a one yet? Post a photo of what you'd keep in one (like your poppin' lip gloss, kittens, cold pizza, or bank card and keys)! Final step, post with #whatchagotinthatbag #seaecho.

Winner will get their choice of a bag from our Fall13 Collection and will be announced in a week! Get wild with it! 

Like Ludacris says.... 

#whatchagotinthatbag

xoxo Savanna

 

Obsessing Over by sarah vale rapp

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This indie rock brother- sister duo from Chicago has me hooked! The talented siblings released their debut album, Isles, earlier this year. Natalie Bergman, sister and lead singer, has a hauntingly beautiful voice and sings tunes that all us girls can relate to. Elliot Bergman, the other half of Wild Belle, is a multi- instrument playing genius. Together, their sound is soulful with island influences and will definitely make you want to dance!

They released the music video for one of my favorite tracks off the new album. Another Girl just last week. They also will be playing at the Doug Fir Lounge this week, Tuesday the 24th, for any of you Portlanders wanting to hear good music! 

Wild Belle doesn't just have a good sound, they have great style! Natalie's bohemian look with a rock 'n' roll edge, is effortless! I feel like she stepped right out of the 70's! 

What a muse! 

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xoxo Savanna

Inspiration for SEAECHO Babes by sarah vale rapp

With our Fall13 Collection live on our website (which we are so so excited about) we wanted to share some outfit inspiration! Just a few outfits we put together with new SEAECHO bags to finish the look! We are embracing Fall and can't wait to tuck a new clutch under our arms! Enjoy! xx

Diamond Mini in Nico

Diamond Mini in Nico

Coco Portfolio in Davis

Coco Portfolio in Davis

Nevilyn Pencil Pouch in Hendrix; Diamond Mini in Nico

Nevilyn Pencil Pouch in Hendrix; Diamond Mini in Nico

Diamond Mini in Venus

Diamond Mini in Venus

Harlow Clutch in Rio

Harlow Clutch in Rio

Coco Portfolio in Hendrix

Coco Portfolio in Hendrix

Coco Portfolio in Davis

Coco Portfolio in Davis

You can check out all these outfits on our Polyvore

xoxo  

  

 

Portland Fashion Week! by sarah vale rapp

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This last Thursday we had the pleasure of sending some of our pieces from our Fall '13 Collection as well as our "Runway Collection" down the runway at Portland Fashion Week! Our Runway Collection includes five pieces that are very different, new and exciting for SEAECHO. We made a duffel bag, tote, backpack that includes a mini circle pouch, and a harness that transforms the Harlow Clutch into a crossbody bag! We are hoping to bring the runway collection into production so you all can purchase the new styles of SEAECHO. 

Here are some pictures from behind the scenes of the fashion show! 

Our bags for the evening.

Our bags for the evening.

Sarah Vale with the Double Chain Shoulder Bag in Rio

Sarah Vale with the Double Chain Shoulder Bag in Rio

Noah Circle Pouch in Hendrix

Noah Circle Pouch in Hendrix

Harlow Harness with Harlow Clutch in Venus

Harlow Harness with Harlow Clutch in Venus

Clarke, Shaedyn and Maria, our wonderful models!

Clarke, Shaedyn and Maria, our wonderful models!

Maria ready for the runway holding the XL Aggie Clutch in Nico

Maria ready for the runway holding the XL Aggie Clutch in Nico

That's a wrap! And this is the Radley Tote in Venus with a Harlow Clutch in Davis

That's a wrap! And this is the Radley Tote in Venus with a Harlow Clutch in Davis

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Sending handbags down a runway can be a little intimidating but we had so much fun and it was such a great experience! We appreciate the models and the staff that put in all their hard work to make the show run smoothly!

 

Stay tuned for our Fall '13 Collection to be hitting the online store and retail stores very shortly!

 

xoxo Savanna  

 

Just Hanging Around. by sarah vale rapp

With the launch of our new lookbook, I absolutely love how it captures a normal girl doing everyday things at home! I mean who doesn't love a picture of a cool girl at their home, it gives us outfit inspiration as well as decor. Here a few that I totally love!

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Make sure to follow our tumblr to see what's been inspiring us! 

XOXOXOXO

Savanna (the intern)

 

NOT GOOD AT NOT SHARING by sarah vale rapp

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FALL13 Lookbook and Campaign Coming Soon.

 

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This shoot was a long time coming. Everyone was in place, we just needed the bags..... then once those were done. BAM! Beers and a sandwich, a sunny day in Portland and a friend with an amazing home. We really paired everything down in hopes to tell a short narrative - to let you live in the photo or at the very least make it feel like you were watching someone else live out their day. I want to share more, I want to over share, but all in due time. We are worth the wait. 

SNEAK PEEK. by sarah vale rapp

photo by jD white, modeled by noell casteel, concept/styling by sarah vale rapp

photo by jD white, modeled by noell casteel, concept/styling by sarah vale rapp

this is just the beginning. my inbox is brimming with something close to everything i need to put the lookbook together and launch the FALL13 campaign. i cannot wait to put this out into the world.

FALL13 by sarah vale rapp

Today was a good day. 

Today we shot our FALL13 Campaign and Lookbook. Behind the lens was jD White and in front of the camera Noell Casteel - in addition to modeling for the lookbook, she makes amazing jewelry and has been quite the muse for the look and feel of this new collection. FALL13 focused on the idea of winter whites, cool blues and autumns perfectly saturated mustard yellows. jD was fully able to capture the mood of the new collection with little direction, he has the eye of a (enter something that is amazing behind a camera) and is more than willing to get dirty, get low and get the shot.

While we wait to get the photos back, take a peek at our inspiration and hold tight with us. BECAUSE WE ARE DYING WITH EXCITEMENT.

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SEAECHO Internship by sarah vale rapp

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We are looking for an Intern!  

This is primarily a fashion entrepreneur/production internship. Including, but not limited to, basic production, packaging, shipping, errands, inventory and more. You will get to see how all sides of the business functions and play a large roll in day to day tasks.
Familiarity with Photoshop and Illustrator is a huge plus.  We will also ask you to perform various other tasks as needed. Such as: website updates, blog posts, newsletter creation, marketing material, sell sheets and email blasts. This is an unpaid internship but we can assist you in obtaining college credits if applicable.

You have experience with:

  • Basic sewing/patterning skills
  • Etsy, Big Cartel, Squarespace (online shopping carts in general 
  • Photoshop, Lightroom or similar (a plus)
  • Illustrator or similar (a plus)
  • Organizing small and large projects
  • Wordpress, tumblr etc.
  • Multi-tasking & problem solving
  • Basic photography
  • Customer service (phone and email)

Are you ...

  • A self starter
  • Easy going
  • Adaptable to change (and maybe a little chaos)
  • In possession of a car
  • Interested in small business 
  • Interested in fashion & styling
  • Interested in blogging
  • A member of the SEAECHO fan club

If you answered yes, then you should:

Email the following items to info@seaecholovesyou.com with the subject, "SEAECHO Intern".
1. A brief cover letter describing you and why you are a good fit for this internship.
2. A brief resume with 1 or 2 references.
3. Links to your work (please don't send huge files): blog posts, design work, marketing pieces, photography, styling work, pictures, photos, collages of your cat or other cute things. 

 

Pop Up Shop - REIF x SEAECHO by sarah vale rapp

Lindsey Reif of Reif and über awesome stylist Victoria Mesenbrink recently asked SEAECHO to take part in a wonderful little pop up shop to sell our bags along side Reif's fantastic turbans and clothes. We OBVIOUSLY said YES... and had the best time ever. Lindsey's newly hired social media intern Krystyna Solodenko showed up and wowed us all with her photos and sweet style. Check out her photos below from the Pop Up and check out her blog here

All photos by Krystyna Solodenko

All photos by Krystyna Solodenko

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Keeping You UP TO DATE! by sarah vale rapp

Hey! We thought it might be fun idea to incorporate a little blog into the site to let everyone know what's going on. So here we are, thinking about the next collection and working on getting it live.  

While almost everything is sold out in the store, hold tight. The new collection will be launching super soon and will hit stores the beginning of September. 

the new double chain shoulder bag in hendrix, coming soon!  

the new double chain shoulder bag in hendrix, coming soon!