Conversation with: Rebecca Minkoff
August 16, 2013
This Fall, designer Rebecca Minkoff creates one of the strongest statement bags of the season. She was inspired to name the handbag after her friend and fashion blogger Bryanboy’s grandmother, Elle. We ask ourselves… Is the “Elle” handbag in the color of the season – Red, The New Neutral? Check. Does it have a Rocker Chic influence? Check. Is it mini in size with major impact? Check.
Minkoff’s Elle scarlet studded satchel is one of our favorite Fall handbags and is available exclusively at CUSP by Neiman Marcus, exclusively via the Neiman Marcus and CUSP Pinterest pages now through August 12. The first 50 handbags to be sold will be hand-signed by Minkoff herself.
NM: Why did you decide to name the Elle bag after fashion blogger Bryanboy’s grandmother?
RM: Bryan is a good friend of mine and I’ve listened to him tell me stories about his grandmother. I thought it’d be great to have such a strong woman behind one of my bags.
NM: Tell us about your friendship with Bryan.
RM: We became close friends after we filmed our holiday video card. He was so much fun on set and down for anything. Since then, we have vacationed together and he was one of my special guests when I was awarded Designer of the Year by the AAFA at the American Image Awards. I love his spirit and have so much respect for how he has grown his brand.
NM: Who would you love to see wearing the Elle bag, past or present?
RM: I always love to see strong women carrying my bags. I would have loved to see someone like the infamous fashion editor, Dianna Vreeland carry one of my bags. She was a strong lady who knew what she wanted and had style to boot!
NM: What essentials are you carrying inside your Elle bag?
RM: A notebook and pen for jotting down ideas, Waverly sunglasses and lipstick.
NM: How do you style the Elle bag?
RM: I’ve been wearing the scarlet Elle mini all summer with a T-shirt and jeans. Come Fall, I will wear it with a leather jacket and ankle boots. For dressier moments, it will look great with our Liman dress and layers of jewelry.
NM: What do you love most about the Elle bag?
RM: I love how strong and polished it makes a woman look. It’ll make a statement whether she’s in a business meeting or at happy hour.
Pre-order the Rebecca Minkoff Elle scarlet studded satchel on Neiman Marcus or CUSP Pinterest pages now through July 12!