Michelle Vale

Luxury Handbag Designer and Mom of two
New York City
Tribeca, NY
Wearing: St. John sweater  ; Stella McCartney shoes  ; mom’s vintage cami; Lia Sophia bracelet designed by Dani Stahl of Nylon Magazine

Names her bags after: Ballet positions, since ballet is her passion

Celebs who've carried them lately: Gossip Girl's Jenny and Sarah Jessica Parker

Fave bag from her own line: Balancé Tote  “It goes from day to night, diapers to diamonds.”

What she carries in her tote: BlackBerry Curve  , to which she is addicted; W Magazine  ; her own credit card case ; ChapStick  ; diapers; Repetto ballet flats  ; Stride gum ; and a planner book

Go-to item in her closet: St. John boyfriend cardigan

Fave designers: Halston , Rodarte , and Valentino for her girly, whimsical side

Top high-end shops: Holt Renfrew in Toronto , Kirna Zabete , and Ralph Lauren for classics

Best basics: J. Crew

Free-time fun: Hanging with her husband and kids in East Hampton

Fave family meals: At RedHead , a local/organic restaurant in the East Village

Charities near and dear to her heart: Save the Garment Center , which educates consumers to buy products made in New York so the city doesn’t lose the garment center, fashion week and their place as a fashion capitol; Redlight Children , to stop sex trafficking; Southampton Fresh Air ; and Junior League

How she’s reducing her carbon footprint: “My kids are 99% organically fed, I recycle, and I go green in business as much as possible.”