Stella’s Obsessions: Welcome to My Studio

Stella’s Obsessions: Welcome to My Studio

A wise man once told me, "If you’re not busy, something’s wrong.” My advice? Get you a Ferragamo bag that can keep up.

A wise man once told me, "If you’re not busy, something’s wrong.” My advice? Get you a Ferragamo bag that can keep up.

Text: Stella Pak

“This is my friend, Stella. She has a creative consultancy, she’s the contributing beauty editor for V Magazine, she owns a noodle shop with her mom, and she’s running a marathon in November for the ASPCA.” Her friend looked at me wide eyed and asked, “How do you do it?” to which I replied, “I don’t know. I manage.”

A wise man once told me, “If you’re not busy, something’s wrong.” My normal is not normal. And my comfort zone is always placing myself in challenging situations to prove that impossible is possible. Maybe it’s the marathon mentality or maybe it’s my ego. But at times, I find a meditative head space within the chaos. I chose this life of the unexpected 5 years ago when I left the comfort of a 9-5.

I know I’m not the only one. Think of the weworks, Spring Place, Neue House and Soho House that have popped up in the past few years. Co-working spaces and mobile offices have grown parallel to the needs of our cultural landscape of free thinkers and disruptors who are crafting new models of business on their own terms. It’s hard to innovate sitting still behind a computer or a phone. We need to move locally and globally and take in the nuances of culture, experiences, smells and sounds to translate them creatively. The new office is the mobile office. My studio is in my bag.

It’s no coincidence that Paul Andrew, the creative director of Ferragamo released the Studio bag series. The classic shape paired with soft calfskin leather and Gancini closure detail emphasizes authority, taste and diplomacy. It carries around the 12-hour day essentials through New York or a first class flight for a long weekend destination. The Foulard Print adds playfulness to an understated shape where you can experiment with layering patterns to your look or throw on to add an easy accent to an otherwise minimal look. And as much as the larger size is great for business, the mini cross overs in lipstick red are perfect for evening pleasures and casual weekends for a touch of refinement – especially for a beauty on the go.

COLLAGE BY STELLA PAK
Credits: COLLAGE BY STELLA PAK

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