At the beginning of this year I started a romance, this romance has bloomed into the perfect relationship. Is Mr. Style worried? Only for his wallet. This relationship is with a line of handbags, beautiful Italian made, leather handbags designed by sisters Leona and Hasna Erziak. I first spied these sumptuous purses when the Spring/Summer lookbook dropped into my inbox. It was love at first sight but like many great love story's only time would tell if we would one day be together….
With no photo shoots on the Editorial calender it looked like embracing a purse was not meant to be until a well timed Fall/Winter Lookbook prompted the next step in our relationship. To cut a long (and somewhat indulgent) story short. I was invited to act as a 'brand ambassador' for Lena Erziak on the West Coast….which basically means I get to be with my love….or two all courtesy of Lena Erziak.
Ta da! United with my perfect Valentino purse by Lena Erziak (stay tuned tomorrow for my post on the LOFT preview party at Chateau Marmont where Paolo was my date) Isn't he just gorgeous?! Mr.Valentino is from the Spring/Summer 2010 Collection and will be staying on for Fall/Winter (he's a keeper) in new colours and materials.
Now if all of this wasn't exciting enough, just last week, Sonia came-a-visiting from Lena Erziak HQ, and myself and Jennifer Margolin were able to preview the Fall/Winter 2010/11 collection, poolside at The Standard Hotel, Hollywood….and these Gents….well they give me wandering eye! I wonder how Mr Valentino and Mr Paolo would feel about increasing our polyamourous relationship ten fold?
What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Santee Alley, Shoes: Cynthia Vincent, Belt: Forever 21, Bag: The Valentino courtesy of Lena Erziak.
Samples from Fall/Winter Collection 2010/11 by Lena Erziak, photographed by Kelsi Smith.
By Kelsi Smith