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Meet Wendy Schilling-Delouche of Ella Clair in Long Beach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Wendy Schilling-Delouche.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’m the owner and designer of Ella Clair handbags. For nearly 15 years, I worked as a Motion Picture Costumer. Producers and celebrities counted on me to bring the characters to life with the right clothes, purses and accessories. I met my husband, Guillaume, a film Prop-Master originally from France, while on set of the motion picture, “Dreamer”. It didn’t take long for our love story to bloom. Now, We have two daughters, Ella and Alice.

Though I loved my film career, I love the girls more. Being on set from 6:00am to 9pm for three months to a year straight on every production took an emotional toll. I pined for time with the girls, enjoying the simple things like coaching their soccer games, eating meals together, and raising strong women. Still wanting to keep my creative juices flowing and still be there as a mother. I looked for opportunities and took my best shot. With Guillaume cheering from the sidelines, I launched Ella Clair. Now I’m embracing this new season of life. Being home with the girls, creating luxurious classic handbags with a modern twist, and making them here in the U.S. feels right. Some day everyone will know Ella Clair. Until then, I do my best work behind the scenes.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Our challenge for Ella Clair is getting the word out about our brand. Starting a brand is tough in itself but getting people to know your brand is even tougher. I love designing and creating but marketing and putting ourselves out there is challenging for me.

Please tell us about Ella Clair.
Ella Clair Los Angeles crafts designer clear handbags with luxurious leather and carbon fiber exteriors, supple suede lining, and head-turning see-through side panels. Our transparent handbags are the epitome of minimalist luxury. You’re used to special treatment, but some venues have struck rules. Ella Clair clear handbags, clutches, and totes can take you where no other bag can go. Regardless of the house rules, one of our minimalist clear handbags will be the perfect companion to your next red carpet or high-security event. With Ella Clair, your style has no bounds. Our transparent handbags are made with the finest materials and craftsmanship. From the finest leathers, modern and near-indestructible carbon fibers, supple suede linings and gold or silver hardware, our designer clear totes, clothes, and handbags are cutting-edge of fashion, made with unparalleled quality.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
If I has to start over again, I would have taken more time to perfect my business. But when starting a business you want everything to be perfect but sometimes you just need to jump in with your feet first.

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.ellaclairla.com
  • Phone: 213-279-9997
  • Email: info@ellaclairla.com
  • Instagram: Ella Clair LA
  • Facebook: EllaClairLA

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