Street Style: Virva Speaks Six Languages and Can Spot a Fake Handbag From Miles Away


Name: Virva

Age: 34

Occupation: Bag Designer

How would you describe your style? Today, I just woke up and walked out...but in general, it's more chic.

What in your opinion makes a good quality handbag? The make. You should be able to keep it for ten years or more.

You must be pretty good at spotting fake bags, huh? Yes. Very good, but I know good fakes too.

What is the most prominent color in your wardrobe? Navy.

Where are you from originally? I'm half Finnish, half Swedish.

So, what is your mother language? I speak six languages, but I grew up speaking Finnish and Swedish.

What is currently on our iPod? Italian Language tapes, to keep up my Italian while I'm here.

What are you wearing? Shoes from an artist in Milan, Vanessa Bruno jeans, Marimekko shirt, Hermes bag.

**All photos by Ashley Jahncke