Preview: ela Handbags Holiday 2012

We had the pleasure of perusing the latest offerings from Toronto-based handbag designers Ela and Martin Aldorsson of ela at The Narwhal Boutique in Rosedale last week. In celebration of the shops second year anniversary as well as the new holiday and spring pieces, there could not have been a more fitting pairing of events, especially since Narwhal was the very first boutique to carry ela two years ago.

New additions like the studded embossed mirrored editors pouch, which we picked as one of our must-have fall accessories, were shown in a muted green “lizard”, “lipstick” red, neutral “sand”, as well as a stone “graphite” colour. The festive yet timeless mirrored studded leather even extended into their popular Chibi Lady bag, while the Lardy was shown in the classic “sand” studded leather.

Also new for the Spring 2013 season was a prototype for a beautiful oversized italian silk scarf, which will mark the beginning of their new soft goods collection created by scarf designer Daphne Pittana. Inspired by vintage auction house jewellery, the subdued somewhat glittery design will be printed in six colourways including “Rose Gold”, “China White”, “X-Ray”, “Oatmeal”, and “Leopard In The Night”.

We couldn’t be more thrilled for ela to celebrate their second year with such a fabulous holiday and spring collection, and cannot wait to rock these truly must-have pieces through the season.

Take a look at our photos from the preview below.