KUU COLLETIONS launch party

Over the weekend, the KUU Collections launch party took place at Dream Collective in Silverlake. It was an all-day celebration to kick off the brand new line of bags, clutches and totes from Emma Safir + Isabelle Chafkin. I've got a bit of a weak spot for a good bag, let alone a gorgeous handmade one. Independent female-owned + operated businesses with a solid sense of style also gets my attention in a big way. As do mimosas.

Spring/Summer 2014 structured tote + canvas totes

Spring/Summer 2014 structured tote + canvas totes

The shop was full of gorgeous floral arrangements, provided by the genius Louesa Roebuck.

Emma 

Emma 

Limited Edition Dream Collective exclusive red printed hand purses

Limited Edition Dream Collective exclusive red printed hand purses

bucket bag, structured tote + clutch

bucket bag, structured tote + clutch

Izzy prepping the window display, pairing KUU with ceramics by Cassie Griffin

Izzy prepping the window display, pairing KUU with ceramics by Cassie Griffin

white printed structured tote with Cocoon Dress + dyed tees by Perfect 69

white printed structured tote with Cocoon Dress + dyed tees by Perfect 69

Getting the party started early with mimosas + caneles from Cookbook - seen above, ceramic wall pieces by Heather Levine

Getting the party started early with mimosas + caneles from Cookbook - seen above, ceramic wall pieces by Heather Levine

Dream Collective exclusive Bucket Bag 

Dream Collective exclusive Bucket Bag 

Pink + red printed leather tote

Pink + red printed leather tote

detail of spring/summer 2014 line

detail of spring/summer 2014 line

white printed clutch

white printed clutch

etherial gold + blue printed leather tote

etherial gold + blue printed leather tote

I'm so inspired by the people I know who are willing to put so much effort into their lives. Things can easily transition from hobby to project to passion in a surprisingly short amount of time. It's fantastic to see the process in action and watch such a great outcome take place. Continual joy for these folks, and major congratulations on a very well received launch! Can't wait to see these bags blow up.

Special thanks to Kathryn Bentley + Dream Collective for making this event such a success.