Behind the Scenes With…
Occupation: Painter and handbag designer, Cahoots Handbags and www.paigedavidson.com
Birthdate/Sign: February 9, 1978/
About the Biz
How did you start doing what you’re doing?
How do you go about creating your bags?
We love the idea of using vintage fabrics and creating
What inspires you when you’re designing and creating?
I don’t know about inspiration, but NOTHING
Have you found that the design community in your city is supportive?
We ARE the design community in our city. Gainesville
Did you study your craft in school or are you self-taught?
I graduated in the spring of 2000 with
What’s the most challenging part of your job?
Keeping enough interfacing on hand…we go through
The most rewarding?
Getting random emails from
How many people work for your company?
Cahoots is currently a two-lady team…and during
Advice for up-and-coming entrepreneurs?
Do it, do it, do it.
If you could have any celebrity wear your bags, who would it be and why?
Bjork is so fabulous and
Where would you like to be in 10 years?
I’d love to
Where can we find your products?
You can currently find our
Because We’re Nosy…
I love lots of designs by lots of
Bust Magazine, Elle Decor, Wallpaper.
Tacos and Beef Lemongrass
Describe your personal style.
Paris and Rome.
Symphony, Almond Roca, chocolate
Wildflower (Austin, TX) and Lush.
Favorite way to procrastinate?
In the spirit of Inside the Actors Studio, your favorite curse word?
What are you craving right now?Vietnamese
I don’t even
In your CD player?
I have the brand new Outkast in my
Isaac Mizrahi and Todd Oldham. I
AM or PM?
I do both equally well. 7am-midnight every
Red and pink and brown.
Royal Tennenbaums, Fight Club, Big
Adam Morey just sent me a photo of
More importantly, Ben or Jen?
I hate both, but I’m
Friendster – yay or nay? If yay, how many Friendsters are in your personal network as of today?
WAHOOOOOO! 27…please join me and make me
If you could be anywhere right now where would it be?
I’d like to be at Mary’s Taqueria in Progresso, Mexico eating carne asada tacos and drinking handpainted pots full of margaritas.
Please turn the tables and ask us a question!
Q. If you were going on a four-day roadtrip and had to listen to ONE CD on full volume repeat for the entire trip, what CD would you take?
A. That’s tough…I’m really into Coldplay lately, but it’s not the most uplifting music and I wouldn’t wanna be suicidal by the end of the trip, sooo I’ll have to go with what I’ve been listening to everyday this past week, which is Frank Sinatra’s “The Very Good Years.” I’d yell along to “My Kind of Town” (Chicago is) and “New York, New York” — the two cities I’d love to live in at this moment.
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