I’m super excited to finally tell you about a collaborative project I’ve been working on with Olympus and accessories designer Sail Handmade. We’ve created a limited edition set of simple skinny leather straps for the Olympus Pen E-PL7 which will be gifted with purchase at John Lewis, plus a free camera tutorial…
When Olympus asked me to design a camera strap I knew I wanted to stick to the beautifully minimal style of the Sail Handmade skinny strap I already had. Hand-crafted from vegetable tanned leather, the straps are free from harmful chemicals and over time will develop a beautiful patina that will wear beautifully and be a lifelong treasure.
I really love how the skinny strip of leather perfectly sets off the Pen’s retro good looks! As there are three colours of Pen (black, white and silver) I thought it’d be fun to produce three colours which could be mixed and matched – a natural, tan and black. I chose rose-gold coloured rivets & fittings for the beautifully pale natural strap, gold-coloured for the tan, and silver for the black. I love how they’ve turned out – what do you think?
So if you’re in the market for a new camera (read my review of the Pen E-PL7 here) and fancy one of these skinny straps to go with (plus a camera tutorial with fashion photographer Jay McLaughlin!) then get yourself down to John Lewis – the stores are Oxford, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cribbs, Edinburgh, Glasgow, High Wycombe, Ipswich, Liverpool, Kingston, Sheffield, Solihull, Swindon, Watford and Welwyn. All you need to do is tweet a picture of yourself with your new camera in the John Lewis store tagging @olympusuk and #olympuspenepl7.
Valid on any Olympus Pen E-PL7 purchases from the selected John Lewis stores between 18th April – 15th May.
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