Usually when we hear about something as awesome as a chance to collaborate with Proenza Schouler on your very own, custom Proenza Schouler PS1, we’re not lucky enough to ever see the results. That’s what I assumed would happen when I heard about this charity auction a few months ago, but luckily for us, a style blogger won the auction and now we have lots of photos of the finished product.

Jena Gambaccini, Chicagoan and proprieter of, worked with Proenza Schouler to come up with the final product that you see above: a medium PS1 in purple python with black trim and a yellow suede interior. I might be a bit biased because I’m also a big lover of this combination (I have a pair of custom Nike running shoes in the very same colors, except I like my yellows a bit more chartreuse), but I think she chose very wisely. If you could design your own version of any bag, which one would you choose and what would it look like?

I would also choose a PS1, but I prefer the Large to the Medium; it’s not that much different, but I tend to err on the side of a little extra room. I’d also choose a sueded python instead of a glossy one, much like the grey python PS1 that I publicly drooled over recently. Those are just picky personal preferences, though; I think Jena did a lovely job with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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  • lintmag

    I really wanted a bag similar to the Reed Krakoff larger Boxer in black leather, preferably a textured kind like buffalo? deerskin? with shearling. I saw a lot of brown with shearling, but nothing black that was cute. Also the hardware would be matte black and a strap that goes over the shoulder, not an extra clip on kind.

  • ninjaninja

    Wow, the color is amazing!

  • Nadia

    It’s STUNNING, I would never have picked those color but after seeing them I think it looks amazing! Can’t wait to buy my first PS!

  • Eric

    I’m so over this bag. Its turning into a Balenciaga Arena bag, or LV speedy, where it’s so ubiquitous and the style so copied, you might as well buy in on the street for $10 because at this point the knock-offs are just as good…

  • Flaw

    I´d probably go for a PS1 Medium in black with neon green trim, but it´s too much of an amazing oportunity, I wouldn´t be able to pick probably

  • Emily

    I don’t know if I care for the black, but the purple python and yellow combination is amazing. I agree with you Amanda, I’d prefer chartreuse; it’s so much more fun!

  • Shereen

    I saw this picture yesterday, and have been salivating over it since. I love the color and the python. I really don’t care if everyone has a PS1; it’s become my dream bag.

  • suz

    There are just so many knock-offs….good and bad….it doesn’t seem as special….

    • Eric

      luv u

  • mochababe73

    I would get a jumbo Chandler flap bag in pink python the hardware would be silver. The clasp and double Cs would have clear Swarovski crystals.
    Sounds loud and gaudy but that’s how I like my handbags.

  • rose60610

    There are just so many great bags, my ideal would be ?? Maybe a messenger made of squishy soft leather with equestrian looking brass hardware. It would have lots of compartments including an inside zipped one for valuables, and a comfortable wide strap for walking around with it all day.

  • Emily

    Also, I am salivating over her coat. Does anyone have any idea who makes it?

    • Carolina

      It’s Proenza Schouler as well :-)

  • Rebecca

    This is beautiful!!

  • Jennie

    I love the pink! If I could customize a PS1, it would be glossy grey python print, like the one above, with neon pink trim and Outeremer-sh blue interior.

  • AW

    GORGEOUS! And i would definitely pick a stand out color like pink or tangerine or even a soft emerald for a custom piece like this. Heavy pebbly leather or croc for me but no gloss and maybe an electric blue or yellow trim

  • KellyX

    How do we request for a longer adjustable shoulder strap? Anyone knows? I love the PS1 but been holding back because of the miserable length of e shoulder strap..

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  • J Umm

    cannot believe she chose those colours….
    the custom design was wasted on her

    • Alexandra Davidoff

      How is a custom design ‘wasted’? Every person has their version of taste, that is what the word ‘custom’ looks to satisfy, so don’t be so mean. I hope this fashionista enjoys her custom Proenza Schouler without having to listen to such overzealous jealous commentary. By choosing this colour pairing she definitely has courage – you seem to not be able to understand….

  • Alexandra Davidoff

    I would have picked an ocean blue python with tan leather front buckles and shoulder strap, silver hardware, and a red suede interior lining …….but I do have to say that this version of the Proenza Schouler PS1 is pretty cool.

  • katia

    Dream bag! i love the pink

  • Sil

    ok, please don’t hate me, but i don’t like it
    i don’t like the color, and i think it’s just the lightning, but it doesn’t look that pretty in the pic

  • 19yearslater

    I like the 2-tone idea and the medium, but I’d go with regular leather or suede.

  • Ericka

    Lucky girl, that is one gorgeous bag.

  • fran

    Gorgeous! I would probably pick suede as well if I were to have won

  • sara

    everything about this is just perfect! i for one love the color and 2 tone idea.

  • Anita

    I love the color…I really wish we could see what the lining looks like.

  • Kathryn

    lovely bag, lovely color

  • camilla

    I like this new color!

  • Anonymous

    then i will never try to customize it

  • Dewi

    I like Proenza Schouler  Keepall Ps1