In a city like Los Angeles, obtaining real friendships are a blessing and may not be the easiest to come by. With that said, I am grateful  to have my circle of girlfriends. One who I have shared many life experiences with is Elisabeth Weinstock, who is also responsible for introducing me to my husband.

So it goes without saying I am pleased to feature my dear friend and her many talents in home design as well as in lifestyle and luxury accessories. Elisabeth's overall esthetic always seems to blend classic with an edge so seamlessly. She first established her Los Angeles based, self-titled company Elisabeth Weinstock Design in 2002 as an interior design firm. Since then, the company has evolved into high-end  travel and lifestyle items as well as bags and backpacks for women and men created in exotic skins with impeccable craftwork. Elisabeth's offbeat charm can be found in her snakeskin boxing gloves or tampon boxes. The helmet and purse I'm carrying are pieces from her recent collection that I adore. This bag resembles a classic leather tool bag which we discovered together on a handy man while walking the streets of Paris. 

Shop the brand at luxury specialty stores like Maxfield. For the complete Elisabeth Weinstock experience, please visit her store on 3rd street where the collection range is displayed in a living room, dining room, man cave, and boudoir like setting.

P.S. These images were taken in Elisabeth's home.

Dress and Sweater: Raquel Allegra From Curve   |   Shoes: Isabel Marant From Curve
Helmet: Elisabeth Weinstock   |   Bag: Elisabeth Weinstock

Photos: Gregory Tuomi