This last week, I got to collaborate with Lauren Smith of www.lifetolauren.com. The photo shoot took place in Uptown Park, Houston. I chose this place because in so many ways it has a feeling of what my brand is. The European influence of the arches mixed perfectly with a cosmopolitan feel of the shops and restaurants. And Lauren was so great to work with. She is so graceful and kind and worked with me to get the right style and feel for the shoot. I loved working with her and I love how the photos turned out!
I started my handbag line all because I wanted a particular color of brown handbag - the kind of brown leather that looks so real and natural and isn't easy to find in handbags. The Elodie backpack in the caramel leather is just beautiful! Making handbags from black leather was an idea that came much later and I didn't think it could top the caramel. But this midnight black is so smooth and sophisticated that now I can't decide which I like more! Which one do you like best?