Monday, August 27

Profile: bakana


To say that I love clothes would be an understatement, but the truth is I’m really an accessories girl. Accessories are such a great way to add that ‘wow factor’ to whatever you wear and uniquely express your own personal style.

I was so excited when I recently came across the bakana accessory line and had the chance to learn more about the lovely Priscilla Stephan, owner and founder.

[pronounced bah-kah-nah, portuguese for ‘fun, hip, cool’]

bakana accessories embody what is fun, hip and cool about Brazil. Unique and sensual materials, beautiful textures and colors are the hallmark of bakana. bakana accessories have been featured on Desperate Housewives and worn by Eva Longoria and Teri Hatcher to celebrity events.

Priscilla Stephan is the founder and creative force behind bakana. Priscilla was born in São Paulo but her British accent often fools people having lived most of her life in London, Paris and New York. After receiving a Master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, Priscilla moved to Washington, D.C. where for the last few years, she has worked in the environmental conservation field.

After several colleagues, even women on the street, inquired about her Brazilian jewelry, Priscilla decided that there was a desire in the States for unique high quality Brazilian accessories and bakana was born.

What do you enjoy most about being an entrepreneur?
Helping women feel beautiful

What is your favorite luxury in life?
Flying

What is your most prized possession?
My family and friends

What is your greatest accomplishment?
Starting my own business

Who are your style icons?
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Halle Berry

How would you describe your own personal style?
Classic with a twist

What is the one thing in life you can’t live without?
Chocolate

Profile by Ronda Carman

7 comments:

amy s. said...

what a great handbag!! thanks!

Brilliant Asylum said...

I agree. Accessory shopping is the most fun.

I checked out the site and really like their handbags. Considering how pricey some of the luxury labels have gotten, these are very reasonably priced.

ALL THE BEST said...

I like it too Amy. There are some great bags on her site.

ALL THE BEST said...

Brilliant Asylum it is nice to find fun bags, that are well made, and don't cost a fortune.

Anne said...

That necklace is so cool. Thanks for introducing me to bakana!

The Peak of Chic said...

Thanks for the introduction! Great bags!!!

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks Jennifer. I really like the leather embossed clutch with coin zipper for a summer bag.