So . . . . . after gathering lots of images, info and research I finally mocked up my first bag.
Using metallic silver leatherette left over from my final year uni project and hand dyed fabric that took quite a few washes and colour combinations here it is! Its lined in black cotton but I might experiment with lining it in printed fabric.
I've cut other shaped bags too, same shape as theses here but im yet to sew them together.
Im going on holiday for a week today so I am a bit tempted to test it out whilst im away.