Behind the Bag

September 13, 2013


In honor of National Arts in Education Week, we wanted to take a peek inside the creative and inspiring mind of award-winning designer, Cinda Boomershine.

From wordly travels to an up close and personal interest in the history of patterns, Cinda and her contemporary eye for color, has created a collection of colorways to empower women to embrace their personal style. From Amore, our newest pattern, to Ravinia Ivory, the oldie but goodie, Cinda pulled some of her inspiration, along with a Q & A, to share her ideas and concepts behind the collectable patterns that are designed just for you.

Q: Describe your creative process.

A: I keep my eyes open regardless of what I am doing or where I am. I am constantly scanning the world around me for inspirations and trends for color schemes, new patterns, and new styles.  It is always at the top of my mind, looking for something fresh and innovative to add to the cinda b collection. I look at everything from magazines and the internet to trend services and vintage design books to widen my horizon and assist me in finding what needs to be found. I never forget that inspiration is often found in the most unexpected places. Believe it or not, I even find great inspiration from the great outdoors. I  feel that Mother Nature is often the best source for color schemes. Eventually, I start to see a trend in what I am drawn towards. When this happens, I start putting pen to paper.



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Q: Why did you name this pattern Amore?

A: First off, we were looking for a primary philanthropic focus for cinda b® when we first started designing this pattern. I’ve always had a tugging in my heart for more heart health awareness; therefore, we decided that our newest pattern needed to embody love and the heart. The beautiful balance of a rich red complemented by a deep burgundy left us no choice than to name the pattern Amore, which means “love” in Italian. This stunning and wearable red is sophisticated yet sassy with a little nod to boho-chic style, allowing a smooth transition from day to night. I am delighted that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Amore will benefit Go Red For Women™ a project of the American Heart Association®.


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Q: How do the seasons inspire this pattern?

A: When we started concepts for this pattern, the beautiful, bold, and bright greens caught our eyes as they ushered in the spring season. We thought that this beautiful green color was the perfect translation for a spring + summer pattern. To complete our color palette, we combined that green of spring with the deep navy of a summer night sky and the rich turquoise of a crystal blue sea. Nothing says summer more than those spent looking up at the stars and the refreshing dip you take to cool off on those hot summer days. We then took some of our favorite spring flowers, gave them a cinda b spin and arranged them into a unique geometric pattern. The combination of the color palette and a striking, geometric floral pattern radiates preppy in its colors and bohemian in its design. Verde Bonita is just that — a beautiful green.

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Q: How do you design a pattern that “goes with everything”?

A: I was inspired by a classic chevron pattern that I wanted to shake up and make it our own. I played with many color variations, but I never could escape the bright color palette. Here’s the kicker: I wanted to design a pattern that would go with everything — black, brown, jeans, etc. With all the bright colors of this classic pattern, we wanted to pair it with a very neutral solid, and ivory seemed like the perfect choice. The result is a pattern, Ravinia Ivory, that works with just about any outfit, which answers this question to a “T”!


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Q: How did the Big Apple inspire this design?

A: I had the Big Apple in mind for this pattern right from the get go. I wanted to create something sleek and sophisticated so that it would look right at home in Manhattan. This geometrically modified flame stitch pattern (which just so happens to look like the famous NY landmark itself) did just that. The color combination of black, gray, tan, and brown paired with a smoky grey solid, makes Empire Slate my favorite pattern to take with me while traveling for business (especially when I’m visiting the Big Apple)!

For more of an inside look to our collectable patterns, visit for the ideas and concepts behind your favorites.



Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2013

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Summer may be wrapping up, but there is still time for a little more fun in the sun with family and friends.  I asked some of our team at the cinda b headquarters to share stories from some of their favorite summer vacations. Hope you enjoy!



{And…if you have been to any of these places and have some stories to share or local secrets to tell, don’t be afraid to leave a comment.  We love hearing from you! }

Steve {CFO} says:

Our family traveled to Charleston, South Carolina a couple of years ago to attend a dance competition for my daughters. When it was over, we continued down the Atlantic coast to a small beach town just south of Jacksonville, Florida called Crescent Beach. It was remote enough to be away from major crowds, but close enough to St. Augustine, Florida to allow for some truly awe inspiring visits into the oldest city in North America. It boasts cobble stone streets lined with quaint shops and a magnificent old fort on the edge of town. It was truly the best of both worlds…less crowded beaches to play on during the day with the amazing town of St. Augustine close enough for adventures in the evening.

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Korrie {Creative + Marketing Director} says:

I think my favorite place in the world would be the Greek Islands of Mykonos and Santorini. From the laid back atmosphere to pristine whitewashed buildings and meandering stone pathways, both Mykonos and Santorini offer the best experience of what Greek Island culture is like. The sapphire water surrounding these lively islands adds to the breathtaking views and provides a peaceful and calm contrast to the rocky islands and beaches. I will return again and again as I am able! greece

Maggie {Special Markets Sales Manager} says:

Summer time travel to me means large family weddings! Ever since I was a little girl we frequently traveled to share in a family member’s special day. I have the best memories of attending weddings and dancing my heart out. My all-time favorite destination was Kiawah Island, South Carolina. A quite island filled with true Southern hospitality and breathtaking views! Now that I have two young daughters, I’m thrilled that they share in my love for family gatherings and have already begun dreaming about their own wedding day!


Alexandria {Creative + Marketing Assistant} says:

My favorite summer trip was when I spent time in Florence, Italy. I found myself enthralled with the stunning architecture, old world charm, breathtaking masterpieces, yummy food, delicious homemade lemonchello, and seriously—who could forget those handsome locals? I would go back in a heartbeat!


photo credit: Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina


b Inspired

August 22, 2013


Always “b” who you are and never who somebody else wants you to be.  We are all full of amazing talents and characteristics.  Seize the day, throw glitter in the air, shine bright or do whatever you do to “b” yourself as you go about your day. Pin this, post this, share this, or dress your desktop!




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Summer is almost over which can give anyone the blues.  But never fear, we have something to ease your sorrows.  Now until August 25th, our über popular Ravinia Ivory Hipster II is 15% off.  Yup, you heard us right, our favorite cross body bag is on sale!  Whether you are going to use it while you run around town shopping for school supplies, run across campus to class, or simply stroll down a boardwalk to savor the last few days of summer, we know you will love both the bag and the discount!

Be sure to use this coupon code to receive your discount: cbhipster15




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We will announce the winner on Pinterest on August 15th!

Happy Pinning!