This photo shows popular film and television actress Jessica Alba running errands around Los Angeles in April of 2010, while carrying her Proenza Schouler PS1 leather handbag in black. This designer handbag is a very luxe version of a classic leather satchel.
Jessica first appeared in Camp Nowhere at the age of 13, and gained her notoriety as the star of the Dark Angel television series in 2000. She’s also appeared in movies Honey, Sin City, and two of the Fantastic Four series movies.
She has graced the cover of many magazines and she is generally considered a sex symbol, but she sued Playboy Magazine when they used her image on the cover of the March 2006 issue. She’s been voted to the “Hot 100” list of men’s magazine Maxim, and to the “99 Most Desirable Women” on the AskMen.com website. Additionally, she has earned lots of acting awards, including the Saturn Award for Best Actress on TV, the Choice Actress Teen Choice Award, and a Golden Globe nomination for the TV series Dark Angel.
This timeless leather handbag that Jessica is carrying is the black style, but it also comes in a soft brown saddle color, and a number of other colors: white, blue, yellow, smoke, light beige, and light blue. Any one of them will add a preppy look to whatever you are wearing, as you’ll note from the way Jessica is quite casually but well-dressed.
This designer handbag features messenger bag styling, with strap details for interest, a handle to carry and a detachable and knotted strap to slip over your shoulder. The top is a fold-over flap and has a lock and strap fastening. There are compartments in the front and a zippered one in the back, as well as inside zippered compartment and a press-stud that fastens the top of the bag. Inside the bag is a signature lining.
The PS1 comes in several sizes. The PS1 Pochette is a small evening style bag that retails around $900. The PS1 Medium measures about 13 inches wide by 9 inches high and four inches deep. The handle drop is three inches, and the shoulder straps adjust. There is also a large and extra large style in the PS1 handbag. For each size, there is a regular version, and then a more luxe version. For instance, crocodile and python are available in the medium size.
The Proenza Schouler PS1 bag gained instant success, and it is now an investment quality handbag with a large cult following.