Are Studio x Shaina Mote Collaboration

Introducing the Amara bag — a chic and sensual beaded bag made in collaboration by two of Los Angeles finest designers Shaina Mote and Are Studio.
The two women, also friends, last collaborated in 2019, and have spent the last 6 months designing this unique piece that combines their love of craft techniques and soft, utilitarian pieces. Available in Onyx and Natural colors; the Amara bag is sized to hold the essentials for an evening out.
To celebrate the launch, Jane Cody photographed Thuyen Nguyen on the hills of Los Angeles, in and around a very sleek 1987 Mercedes Benz, which feels deeply complimentary to the bag’s personality…








The Amara bag is now available at