ABOUT LINELL ELLIS
Growing up in Columbia Maryland, a community built to showcase the diversity of America and the beauty and opportunity that lies within, I developed a positive personality and optimistic outlook on life; releasing my creative energy through my love of words, conversation, music, and travel.
My mother and grandmothers’ quiet unassuming sense of style, which I like to refer to as “charming glamour”, had an impact on me at a very young age.
I remember growing up and being perched next to my mother at her vanity while she 'made up her face'. When she was done she would carefully select her shoes with the matching bag. All I ever wanted when I grew up was a vanity and all those bags.
But life happens. We get caught up in school, career, and obligations...only to realize that those dreams once cherished have managed to go unfulfilled.
Having spent my career in the conservative technology field, I was always accepting roles where the focus was on people; getting to talk to, inspire, and be inspired by the incredible personalities I was meeting.
One day it hit me. Why am I not combining my love of people with my happy memories and fondness for beautiful style?
I decided to take my love of people and help them feel beautiful, confident and happy by making handbags.
In my mind and in my own experience, handbags are always a positive accent to an outfit. Accessories can make you happy and add confidence, no matter where you are in life. The icing on the cake of this little journey, is that building this brand has also been great for rebuilding my own confidence at a time when it was so very much needed.