Friday, January 20, 2012

Handbag Trunk Show to Benefit Santa for Seniors

by Sally F. White, Columnist

Timmy Woods, the famous Beverly Hills designer and manufacturer of fashion forward wearable art handbags for women, is coming to Atlanta Tuesday to show and sell her famous wooden handbags at Kings Home Furnishings on Menlo Drive in west Buckhead. A percentage of sales will benefit the heart-warming Santa for Seniors program sponsored by the Senior Citizens Services of Metropolitan Atlanta.

In 1985 Woods, a design major at the Fashion Institute of Technology, began designing and manufacturing handbags. She immediately won attention, but took time off after an auto accident and branched out into her family’s international real estate business. Inspired in 1992 by primitive, hand-carved wooden boxes in the Phillippines, she perfected cutting-edge handcrafted sculptured handbags from fallen Arcadia trees — each handmade bag takes 30 days to complete. Design forms are taken from a broad range of interests and lifestyles such as nature, pop trends, sports, hobbies, holidays and special events.

Enticed by the three enthusiastic co-chairs Jill Sherman, Dottie Smith and Jade Slover leading year-around fundraisers for the Atlanta senior holiday gift program, Woods will display and sell her collectible trend-setting wares in an evening trunk how reception format and give an early 2012 boost to the Senior Citizens Services programs.

“Many supporters and Atlanta chic fashionistas collect Timmy’s handbags — including Santa faces — and know her as a special, warm-hearted friend,” Sherman said. “We thought this evening would be a fun event to help our year-long fundraising efforts bring cheer and senior-friendly gifts to isolated older folks in Atlanta.”

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