Long week. Thought I’d end with Jeet Sohal’s elegant collection Bare, which was recently featured on UrbanSocialite favorite Of a Kind. Visit and shop her site (top image taken from there) and more on her studio and work on Of a Kind (image of her studio from there).
After graduating from Dartmouth, Jeet set out to start a jewelry line, working with a friend on a boot-accessory project on the side. But when that partner hit the road with a rock-star husband, leaving Jeet with an abundance of leather, she figured, hell, why not dive into the bag realm, too? It was 2006, and she was uninspired by what she saw women carrying—you know the look: heavy on hardware, light on practicality. So she called on her grandmother, Ursula Rodriguez, who did meticulous piecework for bag companies in the Philippines, to show her the ropes. Though she found inspiration in her Indian, Filipino, and Spanish heritages, Jeet aimed to keep things clean, without the weight and showiness often found in those cultures.