If I could describe my brand’s vision in one word, it would be exclusivity. I design and make limited edition handbags for confident women. I love going against the grain by creating authentic pieces that can be worn during all seasons. Each handbag is one of a kind: handmade with attention to detail. It’s the love, materials, quality and stories that make them so special.
I was born and raised in Costa Rica. Creativity and art were, from a very early age, predominant elements in my life.
Some of my most memorable times as a child were surrounded by imagining myself learning to do /to make something, I just didn’t know exactly what. I started testing some of my passions very early on: dancing, painting and writing. Later on I tried singing; luckily -for everyone involved- I realized soon enough how bad at singing I was.
At 15 I started excelling in English, not because I had been exposed to the language or had traveled (we didn’t have the means for that) but because I made myself a long term promise that I wouldn’t stay: not only in my small home town but also in my country. There was a whole world out there and I wanted to see it.
I lived in NYC first at the age of 20 in 2003, where the desire to learn more about fashion started and where I fell madly in love too. But it wasn’t until many adventures later -including living in Paris -that I returned to NYC to meet my man one more time; fall madly in love again, get married and buy my first sewing machine. I’m mostly self-taught at designing and making my line of handbags but I was lucky to be shortly mentored along the way.
I attended a handbag making program at the YMCA in New York City taught by a lady graduated from FIT. Later on I interned at Rebecca Minkoff office in NYC.
In 2009 I moved to Israel with my husband. We’ve made a home in this gorgeous controversial country and we have two wonderful children. I attended a 6 month handbag making program in Tel Aviv that helped me tremendously.
My studio upstairs is full of inspiration, light, music, leather, tools and two industrial machines. Most importantly; I enjoy every second of my working hours.