We celebrated Emmys Week 2017 in style at the Kari Feinstein Style Lounge at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood, sharing our beautiful bags with Hollywood's biggest stars. Barely two months old, Lavender and Canvas was honored to be among so much talent, making so many new friends and fans.
Shanola Hampton, Shameless Melora Hardin, The Bold Type
It was so exciting meeting Shameless stars Shanola Hampton and Cameron Monaghan! Shanola took home our Weekend Wanderer in Midnight Blue AND a STUFF Carpenter Bag, she loved our line so much. Shanola knew her costars Steve Howey and Isidora Goreschter would love our bags too, so she invited me on set to drop them off. Thanks Shanola!
Any big fans of The Office, and her new show The Bold Type, will flip when they hear we had a chance to meet the gorgeous & hilarious Melora Hardin! Melora had a hard time choosing from so many beautiful bags, but walked away with one of our Weekenders.
Westworld's cast was out in full force last week, and we had the chance to meet the incredible Louis Hertham, Leonardo Nam, and Clifton Collins Jr. We found out Clifton shares our love of the amazing Homeboy Industries, the largest gang rehabilitation center in the world. Leonardo Nam Jeff Meacham Clifton Collins Jr Louis Herthum
Walking Dead's Ross Marquand was the perfect gentleman as he learned about our mother-daughter run company. Keegan Michael-Key of Key & Peele fame was hilarious, we loved meeting him and we hope he loves his new Weekender!
Ross Marquand, The Walking Dead Keegan Michael-Key, Friends From College
Meeting the beautiful ladies of Dear White People was another highlight for us! Logan Browning and Ashley Blaine Featherson were both so sweet, taking time to learn about Lavender and Canvas. Logan's clear love of color took her straight to our striped Sarape Feed Bag, while Ashley loved our Weekender in Midnight.
Logan Browning, Dear White People Ashley Blaine Featherson, Dear White People
Allen Maldonado from the hit show Black-ish had us in stitches, jumping from bag to bag and giving us the photoshoot of our dreams!! Allen lit up the entire event with his humor and kindness, we had such a blast meeting him!
Allen Maldonado, Black-ish
These next three women were hilarious, kind and beautiful - international top model Joy Corrigan and her friends Olivia Frischer and Josey Auguste - we had so much fun connecting with them and picking out their new bags! Joy also founded her own nonprofit called the Jadesvine Foundation, working to protect endangered species. Great meeting you ladies!
Olivia Frischer, Joy Corrigan & Josey Auguste
We also had the pleasure of meeting some of Newmark Model's top models, Kaylee Ricciardi, Delaney Sager, and Brandi Bondoc. Gorgeous ladies with kind hearts! We are looking forward to a few very cool upcoming collaborations, keep an eye out!
Kaylee Ricciardi Brandi Bondoc (R)
My mom absolutely fell in love with Margaux Brooke, model and actress. My mom raved about how sweet she was all weekend! Margaux has a brand new Weekender in Pine to take with her on her travels. Thanks for being so kind, Margaux - it was so great meeting you!!
Jesse (my very excited mom & partner) and Margaux Brooke
Models, social influencers and friends Kayla Fitz and Billie Jo Powers were literally flying out to an event hours after we met them, so we of course sent them off with two new travel bags.
Kayla Fitz Billie Jo Powers
The lovely Ayla Woodruff was in attendance, and was so sweet to take so much time with us learning more about my mom and I, and our beautiful bags! The super stylish and very cool Shalice Noel stopped by as well, and picked out our classic Weekender in Natural Canvas.
Ayla Woodruff Shalice Noel
We are so honored to have been a part of this glam event, thanks again to Kari Feinstein's whole team and the incredible stars who came to learn more about our mother-daughter business! We met so many awesome people, and were so thrilled our bags have gone to such great homes. Big thanks to everyone who came by: Alexandria Rousset, Alyson Stoner, Andrea Londo, Anne Winters, Bernard White, Beverley Mitchell, Breeda Wool and Jeffrey Bower Chapman, Christopher Jackson, Chandler Kinney, Cheryl Hines, Chris Williams, Daniella Grace, Eris Baker, Gabrielle Ruiz, Jackson Rathbone, Tony Cavalero, Jen Kirkman, Lala Kent, Matt Walsh, Ming Na Wen, Renee Bargh, Sherri Saum, Stephanie Beatriz, Tiya Sircar and many more!
What an incredible two months it has been and we are looking forward to more outstanding experiences!
Riley & Jesse