VENSETTE, February 2015
We're always partial to clothes and accessories that speak for themselves. That's particularly true when it comes to glittery, acrylic clutches designed by Brett Heyman, founder of handbag line Edie Parker. "I don't think of them as 'it' bags!" the (exceptionally humble) designer told us one recent morning at the label's new Upper East Side headquarters. "I think because each bag is handmade in America, they are unique, special, and broadly appealing."
'Unique' is the key word when it comes to this label, named for Brett's daughter, Edie; upon arriving at the brand's offices, where Vênsette artist Aña gave Brett I-woke-up-like-this waves and bold brows, we couldn't help but swoon over the designer's modern desk, lined with monogrammed bags, customized Del Toro slippers (the fruits of a chic collaboration, titled "'Moticons"), and an acrylic nameplate in the brand's signature script. "The bags are real conversation pieces," said the founder, gesturing towards clutches reading "YEA!," "@MyPlace," and the Instagram-friendly, "#Hashtag." It's no surprise Edie Parker evangelists include everyone from pop singer Taylor Swift to it-Brit Alexa Chung, to all-star blogger Chiara Ferragani.
With New York Fashion Week on the horizon, we asked Brett to share her must-have beauty picks and tips for radiant winter skin, along with a behind-the-scenes look at the clutches you're bound to see everywhere this February. Let your street style stalking (and hair envy) commence.
What does your winter beauty regimen entail?
Anything my facialist Georgia Louise tells me to buy or do.