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News and Updates

I’ve been busy working on new exciting projects, including a collaborative Etsy shop, and finishing up my school work. Below is a sneak peek of my thesis. If you are in NYC, I invite you to come see the amazing work done by the graduating class at the Fashion Institute of Technology Design Museum. The work will be on view till May 22.


Thesis Progress

Some of the steps involved in making a tote bag. I love watching as a quick sketch becomes a functional three-dimensional object. No matter how many bags I make, I always feel a bit surprised by this.

Sewing Break

I’ve been busy working on my thesis. I designed four handbags and am in the process of sewing them and creating accompanying artwork. Can’t wait to finish and share the results with all of you.

This is a bag I made a year ago (you can see it mentioned here and here on the blog). The photo was taken by a good friend, A Vee Photo who is also a part of the duo at Ian and Inna Photography; you should go see her wonderful work.

I Live/ I Love

Hope everyone had a wonderful New Year celebration.

There is still time to see I Live/ I Love, a group gallery show featuring everything from photography and painting to 3D and 4 D work by young artists and designers. The gallery is open 12-6pm daily. The show will be up till January 7. 658 Broadway, Suite 404, New York, NY.


Summer Clutch

Hi everyone, sorry for my short absence. I was away visiting A Vee, we got some amazing work done. I love collaborating with her, she is a great artist and friend. I wish we could work together more often. Don’t forget to check out more of her photography, she is always listed under “links” in the sidebar.

Clutch: Handmade and designed by CandleAshes. Hot pink and lime green sheepskin, hot pink silk lining.
Photography: A Vee Photo

The Kelly Colorblock bag

This is a bag I recently designed. I hope to be able to show you photos of it very soon. The design features a mix of hard and soft construction with a double gusset and magnetic snaps. I was inspired by my favorite spring trends – color blocking and floral patterns.

Svetlana Yachnaya Design


This is a small footwear and handbag collection I recently put together. It is inspired by the StyleSight Color Premiere Juniors Spring/Summer 2012 color guide in Analogue. I felt that the neutral palette with accents of bold color went well with elegant and practical accessory options with decorative features. I designed a print (inspired by decorative stitching on the sneakers), a plaid and pulled a scanned denim to go wit the color palette. You will recognize one of the handbags below from a previous post.