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Think ‘Travel Chic’

Think ‘Travel Chic’
2011/10/26 Better Blueprint
ML Traveler (in Cannes)

One of my favorite accessory designers is Stephanie Johnson and because it's my birthday, I decided to give you a gift! Starting today through November 5th, Blueprint for Style in conjunction with Stephanie Johnson will be giving away the ML Traveler to the person with the best answer to this question: "What is stylish travel to you?"

Oh yeah - you can get an extra chance to win simply by tweeting I’ll be a stylish traveler with the @SJTraveler bag I won at @Blueprint4Style #SJ&BfS. Oh wait, one more thing -- because I don't want anyone to feel left out, you can get 20% off everything on the website by using promo code Blueprint4Style (now through November 14th)!

It's that easy, so share your stylish travel insight and win the ML Traveler. In the meantime, read more about Stephanie Johnson....

So you wanna know how Stephanie started this cool venture.... I worked in the corporate world for 13 years before I reinvented myself as a bag designer. I had an idea for something and I just started pursuing it with baby steps. No pressure, no business plan! 'Leap and the net will appear' was my motto.

And the ML Traveler.....? The ML traveler has been our best selling shape for 13 years going....and this holiday anything from our Cannes collection is a hot ticket

We want scoop, skinny, 'insider trading' kind info. What's next? For spring 2012 we are obsessed with color! We are piling it on in pastels and brights and natural weaves and shiny patents. Stay tuned, it may be our best collection yet!

You're the bees knees and everyone wants your bags, so where can we read more about you?  Look for me this October on eHow for a behind the scenes look filmed in our warehouse. You can always follow my travels and share where I get my inspiration by connecting with sjstylecompass. For a more glamorous look check the October issues of O, The Oprah Magazine, Town and Country, and Harper's Bazaar.

Readers want to know you - what's your personal indulgence...secret sin?!  Flowers. I'm a cookoo for fresh cut flowers. My neighbor once told me that if I was his wife he'd kill me for spending that much on flowers! [perhaps part of the inspiration for Spring 2012??]

So you travel huh?! How did you wrap up the summer? I said goodbye to summer with a trip to Capri. A perfect send-off, I danced for three nights straight and swam in the green grotto everyday. Bliss.

I have a few obsessions: sugar/food and accessories being included. How do you feel about both? I indulge in simple sugar [I suppose that works....(smile)]and lately it's been a ceviche tostada at the taco truck with a Mexican coke. I'm obsessed with all things Pierre Hardy and Charlotte Olympia. You are a guaranteed knockout if you pair anything with sky-high Pierre Hardy shoes.

Since you're a fashionista, what is your must-have on a stranded island? Probably my Eres bikini. They last forever!

Last question - People wonder, 'does Stephanie even know about Blueprint for Style?' Are you really feelin' our site? Ever since you nearly took me down for wearing that cotton with leather sleeves trench, I've been hooked. Of course YOU are my favorite part! [She's so kind....(blush)!]