Sang A Im-Propp

Handbag Designer
Tribeca, NY; hails from Seoul, South Korea
Own This Look

Wearing: Harmon jacket, Wildfox t-shirt, Acne pants and lace-ups, her POP bag in Black Natural GlossPython, hand-knitted loop scarf (which took her two nights to complete)

Inspiration behind her upcoming Fall collection: "I reminisced on my high school and college years--late 80s/early 90s. These are the bags I loved growing up with, and I have strong sentimental stories and feelings attached to each one. As a dancer, I always was carrying so much."

Style icon: Sophia Loren

Designers she adores: "Recently, I have been into ADétacher, as well as my all time faves--Tsumori Chisato and Balenciaga."

Her personal style: "Fun, innovative and rebellious luxury."

Top shops: "I'm loving Maryam Nassir Zadeh on the Lower East Side. And I have been on a lot these days."

Gotta'-have-it gadget: "I can't live without my old-school organizer...I live on deadlines."

Social networks of choice: Facebook and Twitter

Beauty buys: AmorePacific, Nars, FaceStockholm

Signature scent: "I mix my own fragrance oil...everybody asks what it is, but it is a secret."

Worth the splurge: Travel. "Both to find new and exciting materials and inspirations; and to relax."

Free-time fun: "Spending time with my little girl and husband."

Music she grooves to: "I always bounce between acid jazz, Pat Metheny, jazz standards, and Korean pop."

Fave place to grab a meal: "My mom's kitchen."

Where she works out: SoulCycle

Green efforts: "I'm micro-farming in my apartment. We have our own Tribeca garden plot. And by producing new handbag styles locally, I support the planet and the NYC Garment District."

Charity she supports: Free Arts NYC

Photo by Bruno Gaget