Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Onna Erlich at Showtime’s Emmy Suite

We dropped by the Cooley Mansion, which not only used to be the home of Vivian Vance (you know her as Ethel Mertz), but was the location for the super popular Showtime Emmy Suites.

We love these bags by Onna Erlich. We have a coin purse. Our goal is to get the real thing. Check out the one Cote De Pablo is carrying. Look how happy she is! We want to be that happy! (OK, we’ve now just looked at the website, at the bag we covet and sadly, we cannot afford it. But you know what? We can dream.)

Thekla Reuten (Sleeper Cell), image right, with her Onna Ehrlich make-up bag/coin purse, can also be used as a clutch.

Cote De Pablo (NCIS), image above left, carrying an Onna Ehrlich handbag

Here’s what their website says about the designer:

Onna Ehrlich burst on the fashion scene in 2004 with a unique accessory line inspired by her African roots. From handbags made with vibrant, lush leathers to unbelievable snake skin belts, Ehrlich was able to take her Nigerian heritage and combine it with the laid back sophistication of California.

Her collection is constantly evolving, but it always includes handbags made from carefully chosen fabrics, luscious soft leathers from Europe and Africa. In less than two years, Onna has quickly become a designer to watch, in addition to features in fashion and design magazines, she also has a growing bevy of fashionable celebrity clients like Halle Berry.

The graduate of the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California is also concerned about her homeland and donates a portion of the proceeds from the Onna Ehrlich collection to Amnesty International and The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.