I spent my Tuesday afternoon with the lovely Sarah Boll of Glitter Disaster at a neighborhood cafe in the Mission to chat about her unique hand-made glitter bags. After gabbing about her her awesome Lego earnings and stunning red hair (inspired by Ariel from The Little Mermaid — an obsession we both share), we finally got to business.
Sarah has lived in San Francisco for the past eight years, coming from Boston where she studied Theater and Art at UMass Amherst. Her love for the theater lead her to design costumes over the years and has since mastered the craft of sewing. So much so that’s she’s on to designing these fantastic glitter filled bags!
Having traveled parts of Southeast Asia and Europe, Sarah has found inspiration from her time abroad. The idea for the bags surfaced when she came across a boutique in Berlin that carried vinyl covered wallets encasing collages of pictures and newspaper clippings. Sarah took this idea to a whole new degree, inserting her love for the 80′s and all things glittery. She is also inspired by Lisa Frank and Betsy Johnson, which is pretty apparent!
The clutches featured above are made with real leather, vinyl, and glitter of course! They even have a zipper compartment on the inside. She also carries make-up bags and wallets with feather and glittered tulle designs. She was kind enough to send me home with a make-up bag of my own, which I might have to turn into a clutch for New Years!
I am so excited to see where Glitter Disaster will go. An original idea like this carries so much potential, so I have high hopes for Sarah and her dreams. If you’re interested in buying a bag, all designs are sold on her Esty store right here!