Filipina bag designer Rocio Olbes is jubilant right now—and for excellent reason. Retail giant Henri Bendel—yes, that upscale New York store that sells exquisite fashion accessories (Gossip Girl Blair Waldorf is a big fan)—is now selling her handcrafted handbags. But not only are they stocking her pieces; they've actually asked her to design an exclusive line for them!
"They are carrying an exclusive line created specially for Bendel, entitled Henri Bendel New York by Rocio," says the young designer, who has been successfully showing her collections abroad. "We worked closely with the people from Bendel to create the perfect collection," she adds. "I am extremely pleased with how everything turned out."
We sat down with her to find out more about this exciting project. Questions and answers after the jump!
Click on the photo gallery to see pieces from the Henri Bendel New York by Rocio line.