5 Things You Didn’t Know About Joseph Altuzarra

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There are a few things we already know about Joseph Altuzarra, mainly that he truly understands how to make a woman look and feel confident in his clothing in a way that few can. With an affection for the brilliant designer that’s only grown throughout the years, we wanted to know more—nay, we wanted to know everything. When he came to LA recently to celebrate the launch of his new handbag collection at Barneys we snagged a few minutes to chat with him. Here, 5 fun facts about Joseph Altuzarra (plus three of his designs that are topping our fall wish list).

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Fun Facts About Joseph Altuzarra

What he never leaves home without:

"I have a Smythson notebook that I use all the time, and a little Hermes diary—they come with me everywhere. There's also this French Vitamin-C medication that's fizzy—sort of like Emergen-C—that prevents you from getting a cold. I never leave home without it."

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His secret talents:

"I am really good at braiding hair. I’m a great baker too—I’m an okay cook, but I bake really well."

The music he can't stop listening to:

"I love the song we just played for our Spring 2016 show—it's called “The High” by Kelela. I've also been listening to a lot of John Mayer again."

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Where he finds random inspiration:

"Lately, I’ve been looking at a lot of interiors and consequently have been really inspired by what I've seen."

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His travel aspirations:

"There are a lot of places I hope to travel—one that comes to mind is Tokyo. I have been there as a child, but would love to go again since I haven’t been as an adult."

On our wish list: Altuzarra's Fall 2015 handbags