Acclaimed handbag designer Anya Hindmarch was awarded her Member of the Order of the British Empire from the Queen last week (Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009) at Buckingham Palace. Recognized for her contribution to the British fashion industry, we say a big congrats to one of our favorite accessory designers who has dazzled us for years from across the pond. Each season, she gives us a mixture of day and evening styles in bold colors, metallics and the always classic black to add to our growing collection of bags. With her creation of the limited edition “I’m Not a Plastic Bag” tote, which became an instant cult favorite among her celeb fans and followers, Hindmarch cemented herself as a world-wide fashion influencer. And she’s not limited to bags—check out her shoe, clothing and luggage lines at anyahindmarch.com.