Penny Richards has created a new purse, available on her Etsy site. Here’s some info about it she shared with me (details about the purse construction available on the site):
[the purse honors] Melba Roy, a Howard University graduate (undergrad and masters) who was a mathematician at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in the 1960s. She led a team (four women, seven men) who did computations to track the movements of satellites. I wish I could find more about her, but there’s nothing much online–can’t even find a birth year (or death date, but she might still be alive).
Get it while it’s hot, ladies. This is one of a kind.
Penny’s creations are amazing. Why buy some new bag when you could be totin’ one of Penny’s? Seriously. Check out the Janet Scudder and Jazz Age bags, too.