Michelle Booker is fashion industries’ latest handbag designer heavyweight. Launched just a few short years ago, this American label is already a smash hit. In her first interview Michelle talks with me candidly about K Michelle Collection. Later in the interview I throw her a few curve balls, see how she reacts.
Handbag Designer Michelle Booker
What makes a ‘K Michelle’ woman?
She’s the casual chic professional that loves classic style with a little edge. She’s your ‘it’ girl who’s defined by character.
How did you get your start?
About 5 years ago, one night out of boredom, I was searching for handbags online, and started sketching designs, and by the end of the night or the next morning, I had sketched over 10 pages of designs, and I said this is it.
Ella) sounds like your Aha! moment
What is the inspiration behind your current collection?
I love to visit art galleries, it’s a hobby. Textures of art & the stories inspire KMC
Just like in art, the artist tells a story-the relation. That’s how I think about the KMC wearer.
Ella) Agreed art is moving. Onto our next question:
What bag do you carry?
My own design, the KMC Stella clutch.
Ella) that bag rocks – maj!
What is your best seller right now?
Stella clutch from the A/W 2011 capsule collection.
K Michelle Collection $315 ‘Stella’ Clutch
Ella) I can defiantly see why with the versatility and fabulous color choices.
And lastly, what can we expect to see from you in the coming seasons?
Exclusive designs in handbags, luggage, outerwear and dresses. My ladies like to travel in style.
Now for the fun stuff.
Three Things You Don’t Know About Michelle Booker
1. What is your favorite curse word?
The F-bomb but s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d out.
2. If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive whom would it be?
My father; who passed away when I was younger.
3. What profession would you NOT like to do?
A doctor or dentist I would just pass out.
YOU SHOULD ALSO SEE: Part 2 of my interview with Michelle Booker
From the moment I opened the package there was no escaping the intoxicating smell of leather oozing out from behind the wrapping. The smell is very distinctive to buttery soft leather; the kind you can’t stop caressing. You know what I’m talking about.
Michelle has not skimped on quality or on the details with designing this line. The colors on leather could be tricky to accomplish but K Michelle’s fuchsia is divine. Little extra touches are everything; the stitch detailing right down to the extra storage pockets are impeccably made. A final note to add is in each of her handbags you will find a ‘Look Who’s Rockin K!’ card, a pic of how you rock your K Michelle bag. How incredible is that, seriously?
Ellanista Rockin K!