Monday, June 21, 2010

Epiphanie - You will want them all


Since becoming a professional photographer, I have been in the market for a stylish, yet very durable and safe camera bag to hold all my gear.

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When you invest 1000's into your business... may it be a few lenses, or even just the camera body, you need a great bag to go along with it! Why would you settle for anything less than wonderful :) after all... if the gear cost 1000's the least you can do is pamper it *and yourself* for the price of like 2 good memory cards!

Epiphanie carries a number of wonderful camera bag's for women.
They are beautifully crafted and so amazingly soft. They come extremely well built and padded. They are built to PROTECT your gear, but at the same time look stylish while doing it.

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I own the Belle bag & love it! It is large enough to hold almost all of my gear.
I just had a wedding this weekend and took it... the bag held:

My Backup Camera Body (a Canon 30D) - with a 50mm attached.
A 85mm, 17-50mm, speedlite flash, memory cards, extra camera batteries and AA's, a diffuser, my droid cell phone & of course some lip gloss :-)

I could of piled in a little more, had the occasion called for it.

One of my favorite features of the bag however is that you can move the padded inserts around in the bag. I traveled not to long ago and was able to fit my camera body, a spare lens or two, my wallet & also my 10.3 inch NETBOOK computer w/ charger in it! It was the perfect travel bag to hold all of my things w/ safety.

Belle I do believe is the largest of the 4 bags... so if you don't need as MUCH gear you may enjoy one of the other styles. I am very tempted to buy a 2nd bag so I have options ;-)

GET YOUR OWN: With 4 different styles currently, Lola (in red), Belle (in blue), and Ginger (in black/brown), there is a bag here for you! The price may seem high to some, but its totally worth the investment...

WIN YOUR OWN: Malia Wilson the photographer & designer of these fab. bags is allowing me to giveaway one! and get this... WINNERS CHOICE! So if you win you get to pick whichever bag you want. You can't beat that.

TO ENTER: Simply comment letting us know which bag you would want if you won & why :-)

Want some more chances to win?

Extra Entries: (leave separate comment for each)
  • Blog this giveaway linking back to SIMPLE and Epiphanie.
  • Tweet (aka twitter) this giveaway
  • Follow SIMPLE via Google Friend Finder
  • Become a new fan of SIMPLE on Facebook
  • Become a Facebook fan of Epiphanie!
  • Invite your friends to be "fans" or like SIMPLE on Facebook - comment telling us how many you invited!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS BEEN CLOSED. WINNER POSTED HERE


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Epiphanie
Provided me with the Belle Bag to showcase and review on SIMPLE.

1,217 comments:

  1. i love the lola, gorgeous!!

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  2. The Lola in Black is fabulous. And I would want this because I'm constantly putting my camera in my purse, and this way, it would be safe, but in a cute bag that I could put my purse stuff in!

    reallyareyouserious at gmail dot com

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  3. I follow simple via GFC.
    reallyareyouserious at gmail dot com

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  4. I love the BELLE bag!! Since having kids, it's hard to not always feel like I am out of the fashion loop, and I would love to have a chic bag like this to carry my equip and still look like I am not a frump queen!

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  5. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/boysaremessy/status/16690194731

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  6. Definitely want Lola in red! My camera bag is just not cutting it. It has a flap over the top, really not convenient when you're trying to make a quick swap.

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  7. the belle bag in black would be great, I never have anywhere to put my camera

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  8. I'd choose the black Lola bag. I need this so badly now that I have my first paid clients lined up for a shoot this month!

    HEATHERLBRANDT (AT) HEATHERBRANDT (DOT) COM

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  9. I'm a new fan of Taggies on facebook.

    heather bain brandt

    HEATHER (AT) HEATHERBRANDT (DOT)COM
    WWW.BRANDTADOPTION.WORDPRESS.COM

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  10. Here's my blog post:

    http://ayersfamilyadventures.blogspot.com/2010/06/awesome-giveaway.html

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  11. Belle Bag all the way!!! They are all gorgeous, but the Belle totally fits my personality. I currently own a Swiss Gear bag for my rebel and all of her "toys", but it's just not stylish and fun. I'd love to show up at my sessions with a hip, stylish bag. This is an awesome giveaway!!!

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  12. Just became a fan of Taggies. Such a neat idea.

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  13. The Belle bag is my favorite. I love the color and the style of it!

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  14. Just invited my Fb friends: 376.

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  15. I would like the ginger in brown because it looks great and I need a new camera bag to Carry my Cannon. My bag now is to small

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  16. NOTE: TO THOSE WHO BECAME A FAN OF 'TAGGIE' NOTE THERE WAS AN ERROR IN THE POST... SO PLEASE BECOME A FAN OF EPIPHANIE NOW IN ORDER FOR THOSE EXTRA ENTRIES, THANKS! SORRY FOR THE MIXUP

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  17. I ♥ the Belle bag! My hubby had giving me the go ahead to buy one and then I got laid-off from my job. :( So this is perfect timing! If I win lol Thanks for the chance of winning my dream bag since most camera bags look like "guy bags" I had to pull out the sharpies and decorate my current one. lol

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  18. I'm a new follower to your blog via GFC.

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  19. I am torn between the Belle and the Lola (red). I love the bright colors and contrast linings- there's no way my hubby would steal my camera bag!

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  20. I'd love the Ginger. I'm a neutral girl and I love the shape of this bag.
    Thanks!

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  21. I love the black Lola. It is so sophisticated. I'd love to have one of these bags to put my new camera in.

    -Abby

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  22. I would love the Lola Black. They are very stylish, I'd love a new home for my camera, right now all I have is a bulky (ugly) Sony bag. ;-(

    Thanks!

    Jen
    mommyinstincts AT comcast DOT net

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  23. Love the Lola, I'm always wrapping my camera in a towel and stuffing it into my purse.

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  24. Decision's, decisions! I like the Ginger and the Lola! I guess I'd pick Ginger if I had to decide!

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  25. tweeted: http://twitter.com/superdumb/status/16693834213

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  26. I would love Lola in RED! Reason, because I'm a redhead!

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  27. Love, Love the Belle bag!

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  28. I am a follower of Simple and also a fan via facebook. I love all the bags but my choice would have to be to lola in black. The camera bag I have right now is big but does not hold much so a lot of the time I find myself carring two bags. This bag would be SO cute with everything !!!

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  29. I love them all, but I think the Lola would be my choice. Why? because most camera bags are so ugly! These are HOT!

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  30. I would love the lola "red!" I usually just throw my camera in my purse when we go out, but this is more stylish than my purse...it's fabulous!!!

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  31. became a NEW fan on facebook

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  32. became a fan of Epiphanie on facebook

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  33. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/Megin

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  34. I love the Belle!
    Lynda

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  35. I love the Belle bag. I always throw my camera in my purse! (Did not intend to enter twice-forgot to leave my email)
    Lynda
    l dot k dot p79@hotmail.com

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  36. I LOVE the Lola bag... but can't decide between the red and the black! I would probably choose the black because I love the pink inside! Thanks!

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  37. It's hard to tell which I would like, but I think I like the Belle best.

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  38. Just posted on my blog too :) http://momentsbyawdrey.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-wanna-win-i-wanna-win.html

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  39. I would want the Belle bag because red does not go good with redheads and I have a lot of black/brown already. Turquoise would surely turn heads if I walked in wearing it.

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  40. Just became a fan of Epiphanie on facebook!

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  41. Suggested Epiphanie to 7 of my friends!

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  42. I love the Belle bag! The bright green interior is sooo cute.

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  43. I LOVE this bag...really need one as I don't have a great one at the moment!

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  44. I want the Belle bag soooo bad. Had my eye on it for some time now! :)

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  45. I love the Lola. My current bag just does not have enough room.

    New fan of Epiphanie, New fan of Simple, Tweeted @CatMariePhotog

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  46. I'm lovin the Belle, the blue is gorgeous!

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  47. I follow you via Google Reader!

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  48. I'm a fan of Epiphanie on Facebook!

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  49. I love the Ginger in Brown. I'm a neutral girl and starting my photo business, would really love a new bag!!!
    jaydensmom.2005@yahoo.com

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  50. I became a fan on facebook!
    jaydensmom.2005@yahoo.com

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  51. They're all so adorable, but I love the ginger bag! I've been having the hardest time finding an in between bag that carriers what I need for a photo shoot, without carrying everything I have...let alone one that's so stylish!!!!

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  52. Drea! I LOVE these bags! The Lola in Red primarily. I've struggled so much finding a camera bag that is comfortable to carry, roomy enough for all my gear AND looks great. I didn't think such a thing existed but wow! I'm drooling over these!

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  53. PS! Fanned Simple and Epiphanie on FB as well.

    ashleeallen[at]gmail.com

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  54. The Belle bag is fantastic! I love the little studs on the side. And I really love the inside green so it would be easy to find all my camera parts. Plus the outside zipper parts... that is what I am missing right now (plus my bag isn't cute). Love these :)

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  55. oh the blue. THAT BLUE! it is gorgeous!! i want the belle!

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  56. I was just thinking that I need a new camera bag!! How perfect! I love the lola in black!!

    linzz215@yahoo.com

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  57. I love the Lola in red! It is big enough to hold my camera and camcorder plus my wallet/checkbook... and it looks just like a purse. Love it!

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  58. I would LOVE the belle bag! Perfect for carrying my equipment and other essentials (like lip gloss, wallet and cell phone).

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  59. I have been looking for a (non-boring) camera bag! I would love the belle!

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  60. I follow SIMPLE with Google Friend.

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  61. i'd love the belle bag! just awesome!!

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  62. suggested simple to 12 friends

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  63. Okay one last entry!

    I just posted about the give away on my blog:

    http://capture-beautyphotography.blogspot.com/2010/06/ive-been-bad-blogger.html

    Oh and in case we're supposed to leave our e-mails here's mine

    capturebeautyphotography [at] gmail [dot] com

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  64. Wow...these are so fashionable. My current bag is ugly nylon from Walmart and WAY too small! I'd love Lola or Belle, I just can't decide. They're both beautiful.

    Thanks,
    Bren

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  65. I want the lola in Red! Have had my eye on this bag but can't afford it (spent all my money on lenses!)

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  66. tweet!: https://twitter.com/nursesweet/status/16710415806

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  67. I love the Belle bag. It'd be great to have stylish bag to carry my camera around in.

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  68. The blue belle bag is amazing (actually they all are, but my choice would be the belle). I would love love love to have a bag that could fit all my gear, and look somewhat put together and stylish at the same time!

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  69. facebook liked simple and Epiphanie!! I just want to feel like a non frumpy put together mom again!!

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  70. great bag! it would fit my nikon and diapers for my little man so well! i would love the belle :)

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  71. I love the belle and the ginger!

    cynthiakayemeeks@yahoo.com

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  72. I also became a fan of epiphanie on facebook.

    cynthiakayemeeks@yahoo.com

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  73. My favorite is by far the Belle bag! Love it!

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  74. I'm a simple follower via google.

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  75. I'm a fan of Epiphanie on facebook.

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  76. I LOVE the Ginger and am ALREADY a fan of Ephiphane on FB! Awesome bags!

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  77. I would get the Lola in black

    pungohgurl at gmail dot com

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  78. I follow in google friend finder.

    pungohgurl at gmail dot com

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  79. I tweeted http://twitter.com/lovinmylifeblog/status/16715972855

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  80. I love the belle bag...adorable!

    Kristina
    modernfrills@yahoo.com

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  81. I tweeted about the giveaway:)

    http://twitter.com/ModernFrills

    Kristina
    modernfrills@yahoo.com

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  82. I now follow Simple through google friend:)

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  83. I am a new fan of Simple on facebook:)

    Kristina
    modernfrills@yahoo.com

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  84. Fan of Epiphanie on facebook:)

    kristina
    modernfrills@yahoo.com

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  85. I love the Ginger!

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  87. love them all it would be hard to decide. I like Belle and Lola Red best. I still have a ol Canon bag and I need a stylish bag cause I'ma a stylish girl!!
    xoxo
    Rosjuane


    rstevensphotography@gmail.com

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  88. I'm a fan too of Simple now
    xoxo
    Rosjuane

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  89. And now a fan of their site also
    xoxo
    Rosjuane

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  90. Belle first caught my eye as I love the green aqua color and most of my bags are basic black. It would be awesome to carry all my purse/kid stuff with my camera. I would love to have my camera with me at all times and not miss any great shots!

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  91. I'm a NEW fan of Simple on Facebook!

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  92. I would love the Ginger....it'd be super cute to take to weddings with me, and I'd be able to fit all my equipment plus some extras in it. :)

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  93. I would definitely get the Belle bag because I LOVE the colour and design :)

    Why do I want to win it? Obviously because the bags are both stunning AND practical - not to mention that my current bag (sadly a diaper bag) is falling apart at the seams :(

    I *need* a new bag!

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  94. I am loving the Lola! Right up my alley and so needed. I have been shoving my new camera in a slightly too small bag for the past month!

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  95. I became a new fan of Simple on Facebook :)

    http://www.facebook.com/nikkiherdman

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  96. I tweeted the contest:

    https://twitter.com/nicolekherdman

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  97. I became a facebook fan of EPIPHANIE!

    nicolekherdman at hotmail dot come

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  98. I follow SIMPLE!
    amberfly00@hotmail.com

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  100. I'm a fb Epiphanie fan!
    amberfly00@hotmail.com

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  101. I love the Ginger bag! I would have a hard time deciding whether to keep it for myself or giving it to a friend of mine who just graduated and is going into photography! I'd love to keep it myself, but it would sure make a delightful grad gift! :)

    mjbc07 at yahoo dot com

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  102. I suggested to 11 of my fb friends who I thought would be interested! amberfly00@hotmail.com

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  103. I WANT THE BELLE BAG!! Because I love turquoise, and I've had my eye on this bag for a long time!!!!! :) -Amber
    amberfly00@hotmail.com

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  104. I want the Belle bag! I have been wanting one since they first came out, but have not been able to splurge and get one yet! It's sad, but I actually bought a turquoise wallet a few months back JUST because I hope to own a Belle one day lol. No Belle yet though :(

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  105. I'm already a fan of Epiphanie on facebook, sooo hope that counts :)

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  106. I am now following Simple! my email is mayharrison52@yahoo dot com

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  107. I'd love the Ginger because it seems like it would totally fit everything I need plus my camera!

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  108. Tweeted ~ http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/16728663560

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  109. I follow SIMPLE via Google Friend Finder.

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  110. i love the belle!!!
    fan of epiphanie on FB and simple too :)

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  111. I follow simple reviews on twitter and just tweeted about the giveaway at
    http://twitter.com/heatherbrandt

    HEATHER (AT) HEATHERBRANDT (DOT) COM

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  112. I would LOVE Lola in red (although I'm hoping they make it in that gorgeous Belle blue!). I tweeted this giveaway (Monkeygirl 23), I became a new fan of SIMPLE on Facebook, and I'm a Facebook fan of Epiphanie!

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  113. New fan of Simple on Facebook :)

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  114. Oops, I want one because I just got a new camera and lenses and have NO bag!

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  115. I really like the Lola and would love it, so I stop throwing my camera in the diaper bag!!!

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  116. I follow Simple through Google reader

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  117. I love them all, but I would probably pick the Lola or Belle, I really like color.

    Marla-Dee

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  118. i'd love belle in blue, cause it's such an original color for a camera bag, and i know it would help me spot my camera
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  119. Okay

    I invited 72 people
    Became a NEW fan of Simple
    Became a follower of your blog Tweeted: http://twitter.com/photographybymd and I have been a FB fan of Epiphanie since their launch!

    Whew!

    Marla-Dee

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  120. LOVVVVE the Belle -- because I love the color!! :)

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  121. Ah, these are so beautiful!!! If I was the lucky winner, I would pick the blue Belle, because I love its awesome vibrant color and the style is fantastic. Hoping I am the lucky one to win and enjoy using this bag for my Nikon :)

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  122. Definitely the Belle bag! It's so girly and stylish, and yet so practical at the same time! I love it!

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  123. I tweeted the giveaway. http://twitter.com/PhotogAlice/status/16738427735

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  124. The Belle is fabulous! I love the color and the name as I am a Southern Belle myself ;)LOL! I travel a bunch and love the look and functionality of this bag.

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  126. Hard to decide between the Lola Red and Belle. THey are both amazing!

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  127. Just let all my facebook friends know about the giveaway

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  128. I tweeted about this giveaway

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  129. I'm a Facebook fan of Epiphanie.

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  130. I love them all...how would I choose!! I guess if I win, I will choose then! Love the colors...probably red is my favorite on anything though! However, I do really like the one pictured. I hope I win!

    mommawantstowin @ gmail . com

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  131. OH MAN!!! I am having a real hard time choosing between the Ginger and Belle bag!! LOVE them both!!

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  132. I am a fan of Epiphanie on Facebook!

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  133. I wish I will win the Lola in red so I can give it to the best sister in the world!

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  134. I LOVE THE BELLE!!! THEY ARE ALL SO PRETTY!

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  135. I love the belle bag, but they are all really pretty.

    jnieset@yahoo.com

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  136. All the bags are so cool, but the Belle is my favorite! Who wouldn't want to hire a photographer carrying a Belle bag!

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  137. My favorite is the Lola bag in Red. It is very fashionable and I love the color. I could keep my camera in it while on vacation and not have to search for it in the bottom of my purse

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  138. tweet
    http://twitter.com/ivansmom60/status/16766916152

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  139. I'd love to have the Ginger but I think i'd end up going with the Belle because it rocks!!!

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  140. I'm a fan of Epiphanie on Facebook.

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  141. If I won, I'd pick the Ginger bag b/c I love the brown as well as the shape.

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  142. I like the Lola Bag in Red. I could use this because I am always putting my camera in plastic bags and pockets. I like to take pictures so I need to have it with me at all times.

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  143. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/mnsteph/status/16782581333

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  144. Mmmm, I want that Belle bag. Great color, great organization. Love it!

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  145. The Belle bag is beautiful. I like the contrasting inner color plus the shape of the bag. Very nice.

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  146. Became a new fan of Simple on facebook!

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  147. Following simple via google friend connect!

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  148. From what I saw on Facebook, looks like we can enter daily. So here is my entry for today!! Thanks so much!! I'd love to win!

    Lindsay

    mommawantstowin @ gmail . com

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  149. I'm always looking for a great camera bag and this one is not only functional but beautiful and well made!

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  150. I so need to win this! My bag is sooo ugly!

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  151. Love the Belle Bag.

    joy_wrenn@yahoo.com

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  152. I'm a Facebook fan of Epiphanie.

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  153. I think the Ginger bag is so cute. I love that it's a cross between a grownup bag and messenger.

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  154. I became a fan of Epiphanie on Facebook!

    Mommaofsands@yahoo.com

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  155. I follow Simple of Google Friend Connect.

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  156. I tweeted!
    Twitter/sarah_wv


    Mommaofsands@yaho.com

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  157. I would LOVE Ginger in black!

    Mommaofsands@yahoo.com

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  158. I'd love the Lola! The style and color are perfect.

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  159. I am a new fan of yours on facebook.

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  160. I am a fan of Epiphanie on facebook.

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  161. my nikon would be right at home in the belle bag!!

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  162. Link to my blog:

    http://lwentkie.blogspot.com/2010/06/epiphanie-giveaway.html

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