Liz Ballmaier

Velé | Downtown Portland

Liz Ballmaier
Velé | Downtown Portland

A couple months ago I was asked to work with the amazing team of an up and coming new leather essentials handbag line called Velé. Not only do they make quality leather pieces that are simple, chic and made by conscious production with artisans in Spains but they do it for a cause. With every purchase, 10% of the proceeds goes towards "Not For Sale", a non-profit who's mission is to end human trafficking. Knowing Velé is a brand with a mission to not only make great bags but to better the world, played a big part in why I wanted to work with this company.

On the day of the shoot, the team was myself, another model (she was a professional guys, I am DEFINITELY not haha), the ladies of Velé and our photographer Abby Tohline. We spent the afternoon wandering all around downtown Portland for a few hours just talking about life and fashion in between shots. Pretty much the best way to spend an afternoon with a bunch of creative ladies if you ask me!! 

Anyway, I had to refrain from positing every photo, but here are a just few of my favorites from this shoot! All photos by the talented Abby Tohline

-Liz

The whole team! Theses ladies are the best!!