Dazed Dorothy

Bespoke Leather & Suede Accessories


Dazed Dorothy is a Luxury Leather & Suede Accessories label based near Edinburgh. We design & create whimsical & eclectic collections as well as beautiful, lovingly crafted bespoke items that you can treasure forever.


History...

Dazed Dorothy was established in 2008 by textile designer Corinne McHenery. She came to love working with leather quite by chance, after her parents returned from a summer day trip to the Isle of Arran with of a £1 bag of leather offcuts for her. Combining these tactile pieces of leather with vintage trims and beautiful buttons selected from the family button tin created the beginnings of the brand.

About the Designer...

Corinne McHenery...Designer, Dancer, Drama Queen! Corinne studied Stitched Textiles & Fashion design at Cardonald College before going on to gain a First Class Honors Degree in Multi Media Textiles at Loughborough University in 2006. She now combines creating beautiful accessories for Dazed Dorothy with lecturing in Textiles & Fashion at Glasgow Clyde College Cardonald Campus. When she is not sewing or designing, she can be found tap dancing, reading books with unusual covers & generally being a drama queen!

 

Beautiful Things...

Our bags & accessories are perfect for Weddings, Race Days, Black Tie dinners, red carpet events, anywhere where a touch of fabulousness is required! Inspirations for collections & one of a kind bags come from a wide variety of sources; including patterns from traditional carousels, vintage tea sets & sentimental button tins. We love using vintage adornments, allowing us to preserve elements of the past with a contemporary twist. Emphasis lies in attention to detail, quirky personalisations & practicality with a fabulous edge! Our leathers are primarily sourced within the UK and our embellishments, trims & lining fabrics are sourced worldwide; meaning each piece has it's own story to tell!

The Name...

Friends of Corinne decided that there could only be one nickname for a girl who has always had a slight obsession with red shoes; Dorothy! So called after the star of the Wizard of Oz & wearer of a very sparkly & very famous pair of red shoes! Mix this with an appreciation for alliteration and Ta Dah! Dazed Dorothy became the brand that is a reflection of Corinne's love of all things dramatic.