Saturday, January 26, 2008

Gochemoche Giveaway

Pyramid Bag by GochemocheChinese New Year is fast approaching--everyone ready for the Year of the Rat starting February 7th? Well here's the perfect way to celebrate: a new purse!

You may have already heard of Gochemoche, the beautiful silks, bright colors and Asian inspiration are getting attention and with good cause. I love the way their designs mix the angles, colors and simplicity of modern style with the ornamentation and natural elements of traditional Asian style.

But a bit of information on the designers. First, there is
Gochemoche herself who is a "Turkish woman, obsessed with Japanese culture" and her specialties are the jewelry and bags you see. Then there's the German Engineer (Gochemoche's fiancee) who makes origami stars Finally, Asako is Gochemoche's Japanese friend who contributes to the shop as well. Quite the international blend but obviously it's a magical combination because I'm completely loving the items they're creating.

Though my favorite things are the pyramid purses like the one you see above, a big part of their shop centers around kanzashi which is a traditional Japanese hair ornament made from materials like wood, shell, gold, silver or fabric and made into intricate floral shapes. The Hot Red Chrysanthemum barrette you see below is made from folded hand-dyed silk and measures five inches across--really spectacular. When was the last time you could use the word "spectacular" in connection with a hair clip?

The kanzashi at gochemoche are used with barrettes, ponies, pendants and pins though it does say if you have a special request custom orders are welcome.

Silk Kanzashi Barrette by GochemocheFor today's giveaway Gochemoche has generously provided a special pyramid bag, pictured above, in celebration of the Chinese New Year and made from a print featuring Chinese astrological symbols, really a cute and unique little bag that's sure to get you some attention. Whoever gets this is guaranteed to have a terrific Year of the Rat.

Here's how to win:

Before 12 am Monday go to the giveaway entry form on this page and enter your name and email. I will pick one of the names at random, contact the winner via their email and publish the winner's first name and home town in next Tuesday's post. See the bottom of the entry form for more details.

This giveaway is open to all readers! Good luck!

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58 comments:

illahee said...

very pretty!

vboackle said...

so unusual,love it.

ky2here said...

What an unusual purse, my niece would love it.

Anonymous said...

how nice!

itaskah said...

THis would certainly be a conversational purse.

Cjnedrow said...

very unique!!

redron said...

really would love to win that lovely purse

Elizabeth...mommy...etc said...

truly unique!!!

jennem11 said...

My daughter is Chinese, she would enjoy this.

quiltingreader said...

Pretty!

tatertot374 said...

Very Beautiful!

Tes283 said...

Shape and color is wonderful. I would give this a loving home.

Michw37 said...

This would make a great gift for my fiance

Stephen A said...

This would be gr8!

sewingmema said...

This is totally unique!

soha said...

very interesting

Anonymous said...

please enter me

michelena2000 said...

Love it!

Maddy said...

That is great fun [and red!] what better combination is possible!
Cheers

LINDALSHOT said...

Unique & colorful.

cyph0r said...

beautiful!

Maryann said...

It's hard to believe it's made from silk. So unique. Lovely :)

fangirl said...

Very pretty and cute.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi,
Got your name from Maddy and when I found out that you are actually living in Alaska I was so excited to make friends with you through blogging. I will be linking you with my blog and I hope you do the same with mine. Those are beautiful purses. They're so intricately done. I will be coming back to your blog as I want to know more about Alaska. Thanks for the wonderful post. God bless you and your family always. May the Lord watch over your comings and goings.

bosslady2898 said...

I would LOVE it! I have a dress it would be perfect for!

LaughNLove said...

Very nice, would love to have this to give to a friend.

yellowlabs said...

I am adoping a baby from China-this would be perfect gift for her!

AylorCD said...

Absolutely adorable.
Great contest.

chelle said...

wow!

kazul said...

What a sweet bag!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Auriette said...

Beautiful and functional art pieces, that's what these are. Incredible!

Chrysa said...

Very cute.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Your web form gave me an error when I hit submit.



I blogged this in my post:

http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2008/01/saturday-edition-of-contests-galore_26.html

mar said...

very nice thank you

jessimarie said...

i would love this

Kate D. said...

I would love to win this! Thank you!

Kate Dunn
karmakreme@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I've always liked your contests, but for me, this is THE contest.
The Gochimoche bag is right up my alley. Where has this purse been all my life?
It's so kawaii and so utsukushii and I have a million things to wear with it.
It would go equally well with my Japanese flag cadet hat or my kimono with the sakura print.
I think it's fate and this little beauty is destined to go home with me.
By the way, I love the multicultural design team.
The mix of different points of view reminds me of my family.
Thank you for the contest.
Arigato gozaimasu.

tonylethal@aol.com

lauramich68 said...

My daughter loves any thing Asian inspired. She'd go crazy over this!

kk1lewis said...

I Love it! I want to win it!

jmahurin40 said...

ty 4 the nice contest!

jennifer57 said...

very pretty! my daughter would love it :)

jofo3511 said...

Love it!

irish said...

Thank you for showing me the purses and the story behind them for the Chinese New Year. You always help me find items I fall in love with.

Twipey said...

How cool!!

Reeva said...

what an unusual and neat purse. Thanks for holding such a cool contest and keep up the good work on your blog Miss Alaska :)

bhjustice said...

Neat!

rosannepm said...

I love this

Susan White said...

Very unusual looking purse.
But I'm an unusual person so I love it!

debswild said...

Very pretty and different.

Gemini Mama said...

wow! this is sooo cute!

bndraldy said...

HOW AWESOME! This is very unique and a real conversation piece! It is truly a work of wearable art! I've never seen anything quite like it! Thanks so much for your generous giveaways and prizes!!

hammielover1 said...

Interesting.......!!

Rebecca said...

How cute

rebbi511 said...

very cool

diesel51 said...

So different, so pretty, really would love this

jennmalan said...

nice purse

KJ said...

I just found you and missed the give-away...but those hair ornaments are stunning!

MAUREEN said...

It is very pretty.