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my team and I had the wonderful privilege of watching , up close , a team of skilled artisans from gucci at work, as they demonstrated the level of skill and the amount of handiwork that goes into the making of a single bag

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20140220-023127.jpg it takes more than eight hours to manually stain and prep each bamboo handle

20140220-023257.jpg the handles are slowly bent , manually , into shape

20140220-023419.jpg although there are about 1500 species of bamboo, gucci uses a specific type from the south of china , one that is not consumed by the panda

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20140220-024055.jpg you can customise your gucci leather products with your very own initials

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20140220-024500.jpg it was lovely to catch up with the likes of actresses liv lo and audrey lim , radio personality yasminne cheng , model-actors nick tan and alex lim , model agency owners serena adsit and watson tan, and stylist lionnel lim , at the event

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20140220-025149.jpg the instaprinta made an appearance at the event

20140220-025320.jpg thank you , gucci , for a very educational and entertaining evening

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