6 posts tagged with jalda handbags

Jalda carrying Blue Goat Aida ToteLast fall I had the absolute pleasure of meeting the Founder and Creative Director of the fabulous handbag line with her namesake, Jalda. To be honest, this was the first full blown interview I conducted as a member of Purse Blog. Gearing up for the round of LA based interviews, I re-read the many interviews that Megs and Vlad had already conducted. And I’ll be honest, as I drove up to Jalda’s office I found myself to be a tad nervous. What could I expect? What would she be like? Would the interview go smoothly? Well, with my notepad, pen, camera and recorder in hand, I took a deep breath, walked up the stairs and braced myself.

Any worry I previously had was instantly forgotten about when Jalda opened the door, reached out her hand and welcomed me into her office. As we introduced ourselves and began chatting, I could help but find my eyes wondering around her office/showroom. The space was just like Jalda – fabulous and fresh. Light beamed through the windows and caused the handbags to sparkle. Jalda poured both of us a cappuccino and we got started.

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Back in November I had a chance to meet the wonderful, gracious and chic Jalda.
Soon, we’ll be sharing that interview with you, but to give you some what of a teaser, enjoy Jalda’s Valentine’s Day answers below and definitely click here to see some of her amazing designs!

You love LA. What would be one of the best things to do in LA on Valentine’s Day? Find a secluded spot on a cliff overlooking the ocean somewhere near Malibu and have a picnic for hours…

What is your favorite part about Valentine’s Day? The Fact that it makes you think about celebrating love. It’s really something to appreciate. (more…)

Jalda Crocodile Embossed Leather Clutch

Living in South Florida, we are very close to the Everglades. Even if you haven’t heard of the Everglades before, you are most likely familiar with the fact that there are tons of allligators in South Florida. This past weekend, with my boyfriend and his parents in town, we hit up the Everglades to see if we could catch a glimpse of any gators. Along with some other natural beauties, we did see a few gators. When it comes to handbags, exotic skins are everywhere. I know some people have a hard time with exotics because they don’t like the idea of harming animals. Well if you fit into that category, fear not, you too can get the exotic look. The Jalda Crocodile Embossed Leather Clutch reminded me of my adventure this past weekend while also reminding me of what fashionable clutches Jalda puts out. I absolutely love this clutch. The emerald color is oh so vibrant and the style, oh so sleek. This is definitely the kind of clutch you can pair with one of your chic dresses just as easily as a pair of jeans. Buy through stefanibags for $193.

Another day, another giveaway. Wait, that isn’t quite true. This isn’t just any giveaway. Each day Purse Blog and Luxaholics continues to bring you great designer handbags – all unique and oh so fabulous in their own ways. Today, Day 8 of our 12 Days of Handbags Giveaway is sponsored by the oh so wonderful Jalda. Jalda was another LA based designer I had the pleasure to meet up with while I was in LA last month. Her handbags are fabulous and her clutches, down right breathtaking. Today, enter to win the Jalda Stingray Bean Clutch. Those of you who are familiar with Jalda probably notice the signature bean clutch. It is unique, fresh and fun to hold. This clutch has an added feature, even when carrying this around on the hottest of days, your hand will remain cool since stingray is a material that retains a cool temperature. I love, love, LOVE this clutch!!!

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Today’s secret code: Blue

As much as I love staple handbags, I love staple clutches. I would have to say, for the most part, staple clutches haven’t been as easy to come by as staple handbags. And really, when you think about it, that makes perfect sense. However, I think this Jalda Croc Bean Clutch might actually be the kind of clutch you really could use as a staple clutch. The croc-embossed leather clutch can actually be carried two different ways: folded or held upright by the brushed brass handle. Usually, I like when clutches stay true to their shape, but I really like the idea of this. Actually, I was turned onto “convertible” clutches back with a Rebecca Minkoff clutch my sister so lovingly gave me during the holidays last year. So, if you are interested in a clutch that can not only serve as a staple but also be used in a few different ways, buy through Saks for $315.

Sometimes I think about where designers are going to go next with new handbags. I mean, to me (and clearly, I am not a designer), it seems like you get to a certain point and then just start recycling ideas. But every time I find myself thinking about this, I am reminded why other people are designers; they are able to continue to reinvent themselves and their lines. Megs covered the Jalda Pink Croc Clutch a while ago, and recently I’ve found myself becoming more and more interested in the line.

The Jalda Washed Lambskin Annette Handbag intrigues me. To be honest, the first thing that caught my eye was the zipper. Sure, the goldtoned double chain handle is shimmery, but how often do you see a handbag with a center zipper? Not that often right? I really like the look of the washed lambskin soft grey leather. Now add to it the center zipper and double chain handle – you have an eye catching bag. I am still a tad worried about the zipper. I wouldn’t want to open up the bag in a hurry and have my stuff begin to fall out. However, I want to believe that the thought which went into the bag took this worry into account. Either way, I still find myself leaning towards the side of liking this bag. If you want to give it a try, get your hands on it through Bag Borrow or Steal.