One never knows when life will hand you the gift of clarity.
Sitting at our favorite local coffee shop, Downtown Subscription, I saw the woman who had been my muse and inspiration throughout my entire career.
Ali MacGraw. Beautiful, bohemian, luminous, Ali MacGraw. Her effortless presence filled the coffee shop, and I was starstruck. I was also inspired. Encouraged by Jim and invigorated by the gift Santa Fe delivered directly in my path, the “Ali” bag was born.
Inspired by women I admire, the rest of the collection followed: The “Aerin” (Aerin Lauder) Envelope Clutch and The “Jackie” (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis) Camera Bag. Their style has shaped my own design aesthetic and creative expression in profound ways.