Its a little complicated, a little Boho, a little vintage, a little feminine and even a little edgy, Leyla's artistic style is the perfect synthesis of cultural, educational and experiential influences. Born in South America, she spent her teenage years in south Florida and graduated with a degree in photography. While living in Miami, she fell in love with the arts, cultures, languages and her husband Stuart.
In 2003, they co-founded Classical Elements, a private label trimming company. Working behind the scenes as the company's Creative Director, Leyla's distinctive designs catapulted the company to the leading purveyor of fashion-foward passementerie and drapery hardware. With the ability to source exotic materials and work with skilled artisans around the world and a need to create and a passion for fashion, the next logical step was to design her own fashion accessory line.