January 6 12:11 PM
Maybe it's the trace of French blood flowing through my veins, but whatever it is, I've always felt an affinity for France (and for Paris specifically). From the first time I stepped out of a taxi in the City of Light, it seemed like I was at home. As I walked the boulevards and strolled through the stores of the world's finest purveyors of luxury, I knew that I had an innate, creative kinship with this magical world of style and innovation. So it came as no surprise when I was sourcing the perfect atelier to partner with me on my collection, I chose Paris. But what took me quite unexpectedly was that Paris chose me, too! I'm fortunate to have forged an ongoing alliance with Europe's finest producers of luxury leather goods, leveraging the same suppliers who offer meticulous handcrafted artifacts that serve as the benchmark of bespoke goods for the world's finest global brands. Who would have ever thought that a Norwegian Midwest girl would be welcomed with open arms in this secretive, sacred world of style -- but I guess I don't need to know why. Perhaps that's part of the allure!