So imagine my surprise when a routine featured a duet with the hunky Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli, and an American pop singer based on an oldie but goodie. The teacher didn't know the song; so I volunteered, "'Perhaps,' sung by Doris Day. It's featured in the movie, 'Simply Ballroom'."
A friend came over to me and asked, "Don't you have a handbag with Doris on it?"
"I do! An album bag."
"I thought so. You need to carry it."
She was right. Here is my Doris Day bag:
What is interesting is this bag is made from an album cover. Cool-right? I found it at a craft fair one Christmas. I had already purchased a Frosty the Snowman album bag from the same vendor and hoped to find one I could carry year round.
I paid less than $30.00. The album is laminated on both sides and sewn with coordinating fabric. Yellow daisy trim decorates the back. The handles are ball chain and when I bought it, were adjustable, but I trimmed for a smaller tote handle.
I always-always-always get compliments on my album bags. They are great fun and not what's found in the stores nowadays.
Here's a YouTube video of Doris Day singing "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUVT1NZtZPo
Have you purchased handbags from places other than department stores?