If you love your handbags (and let's be honest, who doesn't?), look no further! Enter our competition to see your very own design on a Helen Rochfort Handbag with Summer Daydreams by Carole Matthews.
This May, Sphere will be publishing Carole Matthews' 20th novel. Summer Daydreams is the story of Nell McNamara, her boyfriend Olly and their four-year-old daughter Petal. Nell works in the local chippy, but when it needs a makeover, Nell jumps at the chance to unleash the creativity fizzing inside her. Inspired by what she can achieve – and encouraged by the best friends a girl can have – Nell is determined to try something new. Waving goodbye to the chip shop, she starts up a new business making her own line of must-have handbags, which are soon flying off the shelves. Full of fun, love and laughter, Summer Daydreams is the perfect book with which to soak up the sunshine.
Summer Daydreams is based on the story of Helen Rochfort, her family and her designer handbags. Established in September 2007, Helen Rochfort creates curious and decadent frame box clasped handbags and accessories, seen on the arms of stars including Holly Willoughby, Sienna Miller, and Alesha Dixon.
To celebrate the publication of Summer Daydreams, we're offering you the chance to enter a competition to design your very own Helen Rochfort handbag, launching on April 11th.
Your image must be a16 x 16 cm square. It can be a photograph, drawing, collage or a pattern. It will be put onto the front of one of Helen Rochfort's frame handbags.
There's no need to design the bag itself, that's all ready and waiting for your own design. All you have to do is concentrate on the image and make it exactly what you want!
For examples and ideas have a look at Helen's current collection of handbags at www.helenrochfort.com.
When you've made your design, simply send a Jpeg or PDF (at least 300dpi) image of it to email@example.com with the subject heading 'Design a Handbag'. It must be your own design.
Carole Matthews and Helen Rochfort will judge all our entries and select one winner, plus three runners up. The winner will have her design made into a real handbag by Helen Rochfort’s team. The three runner-ups will each receive a signed copy of the book.
The deadline for entries is 31st July 2012 and the winner will be announced on 1st August 2012. Please read our terms and conditions carefully before entering. And for some handy hints on designing your own handbag from Helen Rochfort herself, click here.
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