Amanda Leigh Smith photographs Ora Leathergoods‘ 10 year anniversary lookbook on 35mm film. Founded by Randi Obenauer, the British Columbia based Ora Bags are made from high quality leather hides, ranging in finish and hand, from supple pebbly black upholstery weight hides, to specialized oil-tanned heavey weight hides. All hardware and trim are industrial quality. The lookbook stars Caitlyn Celeste, styled by Alberta Randall, featuring Randi’s beautiful creations, paired with jewelry pieces from Army of Rokosz.
Randi shares an equal love for the design process and the role of the maker. With each Ora piece, she does her best to blend function and aesthetic. Drawing from her diverse background of craft skills, she aims for quality and durability every time. More than anything else, the medium of leather inspires Randi’s design process, in addition to vintage inspirations, and the influences of her life long associations with the equestrian world.