Monday, March 22, 2010

Interview with handbag designer Laura Pimentel (LaLucca)

I had the pleasure of interviewing the amazingly talented handbag designer: Laura Pimentel, she combines high-quality materials, passion for design, and an individual point of view to create the dynamic spirit that defines LaLucca. From the moment I saw these bags I fell in love, each piece is beautifully constructed with the softest leathers and saturated with rich colors, for the woman who's not afraid to be different.

1.Who's LaLucca?
LaLucca is a handbag brand from Miami, FL. Our handbags are designed for the chic and modern woman whose accessories design statements that make an outfit. We have two lines our signature leather handbags and our one of a kind hand painted artbags, they strike the perfect balance between function, fashion and art. They’re gallery worthy yet transition seamlessly into any wardrobe.

2.Describe the first thing you ever designed: 
The first thing I designed was my dream veterinary clinic while I was in school. Wasn’t even thinking I would end up in the accessories industry. 

3.Describe your style in one sentence:

4.Favorite item of your collection?

The Pompom

5.Which designer do you admire the most?
Stella McCartney 

6.Biggest achievement:
Being able to work on what I love.

7.A city:

8.A book:
Eleven Minutes, Paulo Coelho 

9.A quote:
"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different". Coco Canel 

10.What's next for LaLucca?
More exciting collections!

11.Tell us something we might not know about you:
Animal Lover
Love going to the movies specially to see chick flicks 

"Many designers are using print on their designs, but we want to make something different. Every bag is a new idea, a new painting made for the specific bag. When you have a LaLucca Art Bag, that print is exclusively yours- nobody will have your design". -Laura Pimentel

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