Vampires and werewolves and handbags – oh my! With the new season of True Blood premiering on June 26 comes the launch of the Hammitt for True Blood handbag collection. Designer Stephanie Hammitt is known for her signature studded and grommeted Italian leather bags, and she designed her new True Blood line in the same fashion. Inspired by and named after characters onthe hit HBO show, the 5-piece Hammitt for True Blood handbag collection is all-the-way edgy and features tough details like bullet-shaped studs and flat rivets, wolf imagery printed on the underside of the bag flap, and Goth-style corseted detail. The bags are currently available for pre-order (they ship July 30) at the HBO Store in NYC and HBO’s online shop.
See the full collection after the jump.
Hammitt for True Blood – Sookie bag
This stylish bag is inspired by the combination of the sweetly feminine style and the unexpected tough, resilient nature of telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse. Covered in a pretty dove grey suede that is folded into perfect pleats and crowned with a ladylike closure, this bag initially appears to be a lovely, feminine accessory. Upon closer examination, its edgier side is apparent through the multi-colored rivets on the gusset of the bag. ($395)
Hammitt for True Blood – Eric bag
The vampire sheriff of Area 5, Eric Northman, has been known to take silver bullets for a certain telepathic waitress. This bag is black, and while it appears simple and clean from the front, it is richly accented with a smattering of bullet-shaped studs and flat rivets on the gussets. ($445)
Hammitt for True Blood – Alcide bag
Werewolves run hot and so does this bag which is inspired by Alcide Herveaux. While the luxurious, supple leather and soft faux fur suggest a more benign side, a darker element is revealed through the signature Hammitt rivets on the handle and through the fierce wolf image which is printed on the underside of the bag flap. ($485)
Hammitt for True Blood – Lafayette bag
Inspired by Bon Temps’ fabulously flamboyant V dealer Lafayette, this beautiful bag is a chic interpretation of his unique and exuberant fashion sense. From the metallic leather option to the smooth, reflective studs on the side, this bag demands attention. The subtle reference to the street term for vampire blood is hinted at in the shape of the exterior pocket and the stamped alligator pattern throughout the leather offers a discrete nod to Lafayette and the Louisiana bayou. ($675)
Hammitt for True Blood – Fangtasia bag
This fangbanger-friendly bag is a stylish interpretation of the Goth-infused fashions seen at the vampire bar Fangtasia. The dark, rich corseted detailing on the front offers the perfect relaxed, yet structured shape. Life begins at night, so you won’t want to be caught dead without this bag. $585