Sang A Im-Propp
Home: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 Oak.com 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