What is your favorite AK bag and why?
I love the Mercury Hobo. It is so sophisticated but also youthful. I can keep everything I need in it and yet it is very organized with the 2 big side pockets and interiors yet chic. I love how sturdy the handle is too - My bag is grey and the interior is pink which is my favorite color! I get compliments everywhere I go!
What is inside your bag that you cannot live without and why?
I keep all of my beauty goodies in my Louis Vuitton Cosmetic Case
I bought this as a little treat in Paris right after I toured the Louis Vuitton factory and private museum in Asnieres.
Black iPhone 5 - duh. It's my friend. And my lifeline.
My must have apps are:
Instagram. Because I love to share in moments of my friends lives who are far away. I'm addicted.
Spotify. I can't live in a quiet world. Music is everything to me. I use it all the time!
Dropbox. it allows me to access files from anywhere. I use it all the time!
Orange Ferragamo Wallet
I like the pop of color, and it keeps my things organized when i travel.
Tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant
This stuff is great for chapped lips. The best!
A classic, always!
Nail Polish and Out the Door Fast Drying Topcoat... because I am always showing leather, and my hands need to look nice. The topcoat is dry in 5 minutes flat!
My favorite colors:
Chanel - Paradoxal
Tom Ford - Bitter Bitch
Out the Door
Essie Cuticle Pen
Even if I don't have on any other makeup, I always wear lipstick. I like to change my colors up a lot... here are my favorites:
Mac Ruby Woo makes your teeth look super white! It's a bright red.
Smashbox Fuschia Flash Matte... goes on smooth, not dry, and stays all night!
Clinique Surprise.... it's been my go to since the 9th grade. It's the perfect neutral shade with a hint of color.
Lady Gaga edition... The sound is amazing. And the ear buds are super chic... Black.
Alexandra Knight Small Envelope Card Case in Metallic Gold Alligator
Always a conversation piece! With my calling cards! Because I never know who I'm going to meet.
Emi Jay Hair Ties
I have always had long hair, and I need a way to tie it back when I work. These don't crease your hair, and they come in fun colors!
I love the new one from Bulgari. Mon Jasmine Noir L'eau Exquisite... I have the tiny purse spray.
L'Occitane Hand Creme
The best. A classic. Light smell. Does the job.
I never know when I might need to hop on a flight to Italy for work.
Small LV Agenda (I also use it for my passport case)
Shout & Go Wipes
I spill. A lot.
Who is Christy and why do we think she's so fabulous?
Christy is Co-Owner, V.P. of Sales & Creative Director of American Tanning and Leather Company LLC. She is the beauty and brains behind a fourth generation company that supplies Alexandra Knight with the top quality alligator skins we use. She works along side designers and luxury brands to develop collections in alligator. She does this for Prada, Ralph Lauren, YSL, Oscar de la Renta and J. Mendel to name a few!
Christy was introduced to the world of fashion at the age of twelve, when she first traveled to Hong Kong with her father to select alligator skins. An international fashionista, Christy works with top fashion houses in Italy, France, Hong Kong, and New York. Christy received her BBA from the University of Georgia and her MBA from Wesleyan College. Christy splits her time between Sacramento, CA and Griffin, GA, where she lives with her husband, Evan, and their dogs, Sadie and Sid.