Faustine Baranowski

Accessory Designer, Paris


Since the time of her childhood, Faustine has been enamored with accessories. As an adult, she worked in the fashion industry for several years before jumping at the chance to start her own handbag label, known simply as Faustine. Her signature design is a rethink of the classic bungle bag, a functional favorite that was popular in the 1970s. Faustine's version weds practicality to classic aesthetics, but updates the style with a dash of modern femininity. 





Your idea of happiness ?

living in harmony with the people i love


Your idea of misery ?

A lack of imagination


If not yourself, who would you be?

My sweet little cat 


Your heroes ?

So many !! Coco Chanel, Nelson Mandela, Françoise Sagan, Audrey Hepburn...


What is your present state of mind?

Never give up !


Bedside table books?  

"Eat , Pray & Love" from Elizabeth Gilbert & of course the last fashion issues of the month...


What do you do if you can’t sleep at night?

I organise my schedule for the week ;)


Do you collect?

Each time i go on a flea market, i decide to collect another item, like jewellery, old part of dolls, porcelains animals from 50's...

The main collection i have is a bunch of cool lingerie from worldwide


What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?

I used to have as a child an imaginary little brother, to play with and his name was Goa :)


A color ?

Black (it's not a real color, but i love it ), during  summer or winter time...& for any occasions.


What does your first name mean?

Faustine, faustus in latin means prosperous, the name could be translate as "being happy".


A city?

New york city


What are your plans for this weekend?

Styling for the next photo shooting and working on new goodies for next winter.


A song?

Song of the moment: Hide or Seek by SBTRKT


Right or left handed?



What is the best dish you can cook?

A Fudgy chocolate cake 


What is your middle name?



What do you do in your free time?

I like spending my time in decorating our new apartment, in flea markets to find vintage furnitures, fabrics, old frames...


How does it feel to be an entrepreneur?

Free & Busy in the same time!


What was the most difficult in starting your own business?

To be focused on all fronts, especially in the distribution of the goods.


Any advise to people who would like to start their own brand?

Being creative, and focused on a directive line.

The most important is: trust in yourself!