C California Style

POP & SUKI camera bags, $195/each. PHOTO: Courtesy of Pop & Suki.

At the Hip

by C California Style

The notion behind best friends Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse’s new venture, Pop & Suki, came about in quintessential British fashion:

“We were drinking tea one night, having our usual daily debrief, and then started fantasizing about what our dream bag might look like,” says Jamie, a TV presenter-turned-entrepreneur. The pairwho met at Hollywood Roosevelt haunt Teddy’s after each relocating to L.A. from London in 2013 to pursue their respective careers in fashion and entertainmentthen crossed paths with fellow Brit and entrepreneur Leo Seigal and “set about our collective mission as pasty Brits abroad,” laughs Waterhouse. 

Enter their covetable debut of friendship-inspired, minimalist accessories that nod to ’60s mod, featuring dainty jewelry pieces and charms as well as a monogram-ready camera bag and tote—sheathed in options like cotton-candy-pink suede and cognac leather—and leather attachments (tassels, luggage tag, half hearts). With each piece they create, the girls’ BFF status is further cemented: “We have given birth to a child now; her name is Pop & Suki,” Waterhouse quips. “Parenthood has inevitably made us stronger.” popandsuki.com.

Written by Danielle Directo-Meston and Lindsay Kindelon.