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      Midlands designer picked for her purses

      COLUMBIA (WACH)--After a sweep across the south for the most stylish innovative designers, a local talent was selected for her one of a kind handbags.

      Modern.Southern. Style.

      Just take a look at Nafeesa Ahamed's handbags "Mechanical Nature" and I'm sure they make the cut.

      The Midlands designer was recently selected as a semi-finalist in the Belk Southern Designer Showcase.

      She along with 35 other stylistas had an opportunity on July 20 to travel to Belk headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. to present their collections to a panel of Belk judges.

      Ahamed was not chosen as a finalist in the final round of the competition but you can still get your hands on her brilliant bags at www.mechanicalnature.com.