About Laura Jane

Laura Jane


I am a designer based in beautiful Marlborough New Zealand. Creating and crafting has always been my outlet. I believe life can be lived too fast. That simple act of slowing down, stopping. I find it healing for my mind. Because when I slow down, when I stop, I notice.
Simple things, dew drops on grass, the grain of a piece of wooden furniture, all so beautiful without being perfect and without any interference. I am in awe of nature. Look around. Do you see any colours that look wrong? Any shapes that don’t fit? That is natural beauty.
Cue my love of leather. Each and every hide is different. Each one bearing marks, wrinkles and blemishes telling the story of that animal. Every one is unique, each beautiful in its own way and deserving the utmost respect and craftsmanship.
When I design I strive to capture that beauty and celebrate it. I want to share that beauty that I notice, that I see because I realise that most people live life ultra fast and so often we don’t take the time to stop and truly look. Every time you touch your handbag, open your handbag , smell that leather. I want you to slow down, breathe and remember that for all its quirks and flaws life is naturally beautiful.

For a sneak peek inside my life check out my instagram feed below.  Follow me on intstagram not only to see progress shots of upcoming creations and products, but to see what else im passionate about. My family, the beauty that surrounds us daily, photography and plants! Lots and lots of plants. 

A new order of leather from Italy arrived yesterday and in amongst it where a couple more hides of the orange. If you've been following me for a while you will know I'm all about being different, unique and maybe a teensy bit weird 🤣 The new leather colours coming through are bang on! I can't wait to show you!
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Heading out but don't need a a heap of room in your bag? The Sophie has you covered! Change the strap over to the side mounts, fold the top and you have a more compact bag just like that! Keep the chain on, take the chain off. It's totally up to you. One bag, so many ways 🧡
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The Allison in teal with brass and hydrangea floral lining 💙 Such a fun combo!
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Coral + leopard 👌
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The feedback from the new Vitamin C. has been amazing! Personally I think wearing bright colours takes quite a bit of confidence and knowing that there are plenty of woman out there who would love to rock an orange handbag really makes my heart sing. Go on ladies. Wear those bright vibrant colours. Embrace the fun and wear it with confidence!
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Loving this lizard embossed from Italy. Such a fun leather and no actual lizards where harmed in the making! Now to figure out what to make with it 🤔 ...

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Ohhh 'ello 'ello what have we got here. Possibly a luxe limited edition featuring the most amazing leather I have had the pleasure of working with. Ghost leather from @concerialabretagna meets beautiful soft bovine leather for a stunning combo. A few more details inside to finish and then she'll be ready to go! Keep your eyes peeled if you are after a luxe limited edition!
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If you've been following along for a wee while you will know how much I love the Whiskey tan oiled leather (like the shorty tote above). You might also remember way back, when I attempted a bag that used a mixture of thick black leather and soft blush leather. I tried and tired but ended up putting it in the too hard basket and I moved on to another idea. Wellll.... the initial idea has changed a fair bit and I'm not counting my chickens yet but I think I may have figured it out! Out with the black and in with the Whiskey this time around.
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A wee bit of time off was exactly what I needed to get my creativity sparking again. I can't wait to get back into the studio and have a crack at the new and improved design. Fingers crossed!!
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And thats a wrap! 2020 what a year you have been. I want to say thank you! To every one! For supporting me and encouraging me. My friends and family, clients and waitlist peeps. Thank you. From my family to yours. Merry Christmas!
Have a safe and happy holidays!
Time for some rest 😊

See you next year!

L x
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If there is one colour that sums up summer it has to be Coral. Fun, vibrant and bright. Surprisingly versatile too. Coral goes with so many other summer colours. Think teal, sage, white, navy, fuschia or really make coral pop by wearing it with black. Such a fun colour! What's your go to colour for summer?! ...

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Black meets brass in this classic bag. The Millie. Simple yet elegant and the perfect accessory for any outfit. Designed and made in New Zealand this bag not only looks great, its got the feel good factor too.
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These short totes have proved themselves to be quite popular! There's one left on the website so go get amongst it!
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The first bag in the coral. Straight off the sewing machine and into the drop tonight! The Leah extra... something a bit different than the usual Leah.
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@8pm! You don't want to miss this!
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The Allison in black with silver hardware. Dressed down with a white tee, jeans and white kicks, this bag screams street style! One bag, so many ways!

P.s. how wicked are these @homeleenz
Drop crutch jeans! I loooove them and sooo comfy!

#shopthedrop
Dropping tonight at 8pm!

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Oh hey! Hi there mint!
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The Leah in mint with black pvd hardware makes for a very special limited edition. And yup, she's available tomorrow night in the drop! So if you are loving what you see, save the date and #shopthedrop @8pm over on my website!
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Double strap handbags and add on details like chains are so hot right now!
If you love double strap bags then the Allison is for you and how hot does she look in the olive!?
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The inside is pretty special too! But I was in such a rush yesterday I completely forgot to take any photos of the lining. This bag is destined for the drop on Tuesday so stay tuned for interior photos 😊
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✨✨ GIVEAWAY CLOSED ✨✨

Hey @triple.t.plusme_xo like what you see?!

I really hope you love Birks babe because you are our WINNER!!
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Congrats lovely lady!! 😁 please contact Briar @themumuniform_nz or Me so we can get your prize pack on its way to you!

👉🏼 YOU VOTED the BIRKS WON and we came up with The Best Style + Comfort Giveaway you won’t want to miss!
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🎉 WIN! WIN! WIN! 🎉

1 x Pair of Black Birkenstock Arizona Leather Sandals @birkenstocknz (valued at $180)
1 x Leah Leather Handmade Handbag (pictured) by @laura_jane_design
1 x $200 Store Credit @themumuniform_nz
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TO ENTER:
1️⃣ Make sure you are following @laura_jane_design + @themumuniform_nz

2️⃣ Like this post.

3️⃣ Tag a friend below.

4️⃣ Enter as many times as you like on both pages.

➡️ Share this post to stories to share the love.

Giveaway Ends Sunday 13th Dec Midnight
Winner will be announced Monday 14th Dec 8pm.

Good Luck x
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Open to NZ residents only.
This giveaway is in no way endorsed or associated with Instagram, Facebook or Birkenstock NZ.
Winner will be contacted after giveaway closes. We can not guarantee delivery before Christmas but will try our best.
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