Happy October! The leaves are falling here in my neck of the woods and autumn is officially underway. This is my favorite time of the year and I am loving the fall color and everything that comes along with the season – apple cider, fresh pumpkins, crisp fresh air – and the list goes on. For lots of fashionistas out there this season is also a favorite because of all the rich colors and fabrics designers utilize for their fall lineups, but this year fashion lovers have another reason to be excited. Last November I wrote a post about up-and-coming handbag designer, Catherine Meyer, from the handbag line, Follis, and as part of that post I told you about Meyer’s first place win in the 2010 Independent Handbag Designer Award competition. As a result of that win, Meyer was given an amazing opportunity to collaborate with Kate Spade New York (KSNY) on a limited edition handbag for the 2011 holiday season. I’m happy to report that this collaboration is now complete and the handbag is now available for sale! The black leather bag is a perfect melding of Follis and Kate Spade design sensibilities featuring Follis signature lacing on the sides and Kate Spade detailing like 14kt gold-plated hardware and the Kate Spade New York signature in gold in the top center of the bag. The handbag also features a lovely cream interior and two compartments to help keep things organized. The bag is retailing exclusively now online on the KSNY web site and in KSNY stores. For more information about the collaboration between Meyer and Kate Spade check it out here.