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!

What are some of your favorite leathers from our collection?
Horween Football & Smooth Grain Honey leathers. 
Have you always been you or did you grow into yourself? 
I've always been me but I think I'm growing into myself still.

Was there a moment when you realized you were you?
Honestly, not yet.

When was the last time you rebelled? 
Every day I feel I rebel and try to push the norms to progress our society to be better. Whether that be teaching your grandma how to be woke or teaching yourself how to be a better ally.

Is there a quote or motto that you live by?
“Because there's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away."

What are some things you do to celebrate you? 
Dance, take baths, dress up.

How does Laudi Vidni help you tell your story as a unique, one-of-a-kind person? 
I always love to have something custom that is eye-catching and not mass produced.

What event in life has shaped you most as a person, and how?
My childhood was tumultuous and that really made me grow up faster than I should have and it shaped who I became as a result.

What are you trying to learn?
How to better express myself artistically and creatively.

How would you describe your personal style? 
Quirky, indo-western, colorful, bold, detailed, loud.