Your Stories

When we say we're nothing without you, we mean it. Your stories, your

perspectives, and of course your creations, are the true DNA of Laudi 

Vidni. No matter who you are or where you came from, we celebrate

everything that makes you an individual.

AMANDA

Who are you?
I'm a Southern girl in a Chicago world and am a marketing professional by day in addition to being a content creator and founder of The Creative Brief Blo....

What does it mean to be one of a kind?
To truly embrace who you are and find the best parts of yourself to share with....

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JAKE

Have you always been you or did you grow into yourself?
I have always been and will always be growing into myself. My most authentic self is not a destination, it is a story.

What does it mean to be one of a kind? 
It means to accept that I am the collection of my experiences and feelings, expressed by my own creativity.

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EMILY

Who are you?
I am a mover. A teacher. A lover. A friend. A daughter. A sister. 

Why did you design the bag you did? Why did you select the style? Leather? 
I overall selected this style bag and material because I'm always on the move. I need something that's heavy duty, cute, and has plenty of space. 

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SHENELL

Who are you?
This question makes me laugh because I've been described as some unique things. One la...

Have you always been you or did you grow into yourself?
Both. I have always been me and it has only gotten more refined. I see remnants of the woman I am today, in childhood pictures and memories. 

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BLADIMIR

Who are you?
Rene descarte once famously said "I think, therefore I am....

Was there a moment when you realized you were you?
The moment when a friend or a family member asked for my help in situations where it was extremely important-like when it was 4 a.m. and my friend needed....

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HAMIDA

Who are you?
I am a mom. I am a civil engineering student at the Illinois Institute of Technology. I love to take on challenges and view things from different perspectives.

Why did you design the bag you did? Why did you select the style? Leather? 
I picked the style because I needed a big bag that has a lot of storage to put my laptop and my school supplies.
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MONIQUE

Who are you?
Life-long student, creator, planner, lover, fighter and friend.

Why did you design the bag you did? Why did you select the style? Leather? 
I wanted a bag that defines me. I’m colorful and full of life, my bag represents that. The style selected reflects...
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KELLEN

Who are you? 
I am Kellen, a fitness professional who wants to create space for queer people and people of color to move, sweat and live their best lives.

Why did you design the bag you did? Why did you select the style? Leather? 
Since I have a career in fitness, I am constantly running around and wearing multiple outfits per day. 9 times out of 10 I am carrying a backpack. 
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FARISSA

Who are you? 
A "work in progress" working hard to make a future version of myself super proud of me today.

Why did you design the bag you did? Why did you select the style? Leather? 
I never do anything without intension. My intension during this process was to think about the type of bag I wish I had in my closet...
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TONI

Who are you? 
I am an amputee and a plus-size fashion blogger. You'll find me at @Anneandkathleen, named after my grandmas because I am all the bits and pieces of the women who came before me.

Why did you design the bag you did? Why did you select the style? Leather? 
I wanted something that works with all my outfits. I don't think I have a specific style, so I wanted a bag that will go with almost everything. 
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SAMANTHA

Why did you design the bag you did? Why did you select the style? Leather? 
I love book bags! I have many different kinds that match my outfits and I was very excited to be able to create my own book bag. The Motto Backpack is ...
What does your bag say about you?? 
My bag is a one of a kind creation that is just like me. It is colorful and bright. It reflects positivity. 
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CHANDANI

Why did you design the bag you did? Why did you select the style? Leather? 
I wanted a fun bag that would remind me of video games and childhood and the carelessness and happiness in eating junk food while sitting on your bed racing on Mario Kart.

What does your bag say about you?? 
This bag screams fun and energy to me!
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WE BELIEVE

We believe in the power of the individual. Old soul, young at heart, a stunning

spectrum of color, born this way, identify another way, you love who you love, 

from here, from there, from a distant planet, free spirit, firmly grounded,

rebellious, harmonious, shaped by your past, driven by your future. No box can 

hold you. No label can define you. You are one and you are everything.

LONG LIVE THE INDIVIDUAL.