Halloween is hardly the only reason to dress up this week. On Thursday, Gen Art presents its annual Fresh Faces in Fashion event featuring some of the best up-and-coming fashion and accessories designers the Bay Area has to offer.
Among them is Helena de Natalio, a luxury handbag line from Orinda-based designer and former Peace Corps volunteer Helen Hoppock. Created in conjunction with artisans in Argentina, where Hoppock lived after a two-year stint in Paraguay, the handcrafted leather bags pair a slouchy, bohemian breeziness with forshion-forward hardware and thoughtful details like cell phone pockets and key chains.
While we know plenty of you will have the chance to feast your eyes on these buttery leather beauties in person on Thursday night, here are a few images of Hoppock’s best-sellers: the Giselle clutch, shown above, and the Sofi bag, pictured below.