Everything you can imagine is real
Our goal is to create stylish accessories for self-conscious women and men. We put aesthetics first, we love beautiful things. The design philosophy is based on balance. Timeless pieces with a contemporary feel. A focus on the essential lines, without losing the silhouette. Pure designs with detailed finishing. Our personality is humble. We want to stand out, but only when you look twice.
We make high quality products that last for more then one season. Buy less and choose well. We stand for sustainable fashion and we follow our own rhythm. Slow fashion means our pieces need to be versatile. Accessories that make you confident and can adapt to our hectic lifestyles. Authentic designs that give you the opportunity to be yourself and to express your personality in every situation.
By combining the clean lines with high quality materials, we tend to give our customers a loved, luxury item that makes their life just a little more sparkling!
All the leather is from Tuscany, Italy. The designs are made by Evelien Vanhooydonck. She lives in Vietnam where the bags are manufactured. ‘Because I live near to the workshop, I can follow up closely. I am grateful to be part of the life in Vietnam and to spend time with the craftsmen that make my ideas reality.’
What is done in love is done well
‘I want the pieces to be balanced. The first collection is ment to be sober but luxurious. Pure, but detailed. Sleek with a casual touch. Love and passion for leather and design brought me there. It’s a constant search for this balance. Not only in the designs, but in all parts of my life.’ Evelien Vanhooydonck
About Evelien Vanhooydonck
Evelien loves the smell of leather. That is how it all started. It caused her adoration for shoes and accessories from a very young age. She grew up in Belgium and went to university to study Psychology. Just after she graduated from a footwear designing course, she moved to Singapore in 2013. A few years later, life brought her to Hai Phong, Vietnam. Different challenges and fresh inspiration. The perfect timing to set up her own label.
Our skin tells our Story
All bags are made of vegetable tanned leather from Tuscany, Italy. Natural, sustainable, non-toxic processes are used to tan the leather. The process takes longer, but the technique will give your bag a subtle personal patina. Our bags will grow with you and become more beautiful, more you. Vegetable tanned leather will absorb the traces of our life and mature over time. Our skin tells our story: who we are, where we come from, what we have done, how we have lived. So does our leather.
We combine classic Italian leather with new materials like the rubber we use for the handles. It gives the bags a contemporary and timeless look. Just a bit different, to make you and your bag more authentic and unique.
Handle the bags with love, do not overfill them. Clean the leather regularly with neutral milk or cream. Store your leather piece carefully in its dust bag.