This bag was all about the handles for me when I started designing. Rolled handles are some of my favorite and I knew they would be a huge challenge to tackle, so of course I wanted to go for it! I originally was thinking of a doctor’s satchel and I knew I wanted something unique when it came to the closure. After playing around with it, I decided on the double-zipper flap as that unique element. I also knew after the Emma that I wanted to include the east-west gussets on this bag. I also wanted this bag to have a vibrant color, so when I saw the gorgeous purple leather, I knew that was it. I named this one after my 10-year-old niece, my little ballerina with a gorgeous smile that lights up a room. The rolled handles remind me of her fifth position ballet arms. For production, I found this amazing Italian Barolo lambskin leather, which was uniquely stretched to create a crinkled texture.