Real Women of SENREVE

by Sara Wennerstrom / May 18, 2023

Get an inside look at our Summer 2023 campaign, which features three real members of our Octopi community. For this shoot, we tapped photographer Daniel Glazer to capture the beauty of one of our favorite locations in San Francisco: Flora Grubb Gardens. We hope you enjoy this snapshot of SENREVE style, as seen through the eyes of these inspiring women.

Leila is wearing the Cavalla Saddle Bag in Piatta Ivory

Meet Leila Thomas

Leila is a multi-hyphenate who embodies what it means to be a SENREVE woman. She’s a software engineer, taking on every challenge in a male-dominated industry. Leila is working towards giving shopping a more sustainable future at Beni, which helps online shoppers find secondhand goods. She’s an LA girl at heart, an avid foodie, and has an amazing sense of personal style.

What are you having for lunch today? 
I’m having the lamb salad from Souvla.

What’s your favorite coffee? 
Cappuccino, medium foam.

What does “Own Your Cadence” mean to you? 
Do what feels right for you, in the moment. Make sure to take time to go to yoga and get your sleep. 

When are you most productive? 
Late at night. I am such a night owl. 

Tiktok or Instagram? 

Kelly is wearing the Cadence Shoulder Bag in Pebbled Sand

Meet Kelly Huang

Kelly embodies what it means to be a SENREVE woman because she lifts others up… and has an eye for the arts. She was a Director at Gagosian and Kelly most recently started her own advisory firm to help clients navigate the contemporary art market. She founded the Gold Art Prize, which spotlights the achievements of five contemporary Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) or Asian diaspora artists. This mama, tastemaker, and style icon proves that you really can have it all.

What's your favorite season?

What's your favorite city besides San Francisco
That's a hard one… New York.

Sunrise or sunset?
Sunset. The most romantic time of day. 

Small bag or big carryall?
Small bag

What’s your biggest fear?
Being embarrassed in front of a large group of people. 

Instagram or TikTok?

What does “Own Your Cadence” mean to you? 
I think that would be about figuring out balance in my life. Juggling all the different things I have going on: motherhood, my career, personal life. Marking sure I have time for everybody and everything.

Are you a social butterfly or an introvert?
Definitely a social butterfly. I love people.

When are you most productive?
I am not a morning person but I have to say I am most productive first thing in the morning when I wake up.

How would you describe your personal style?
Elegant with a little bit of an edge.

Which bag do you have and why do you like it?
The Mini Cornetti. I love this bag. I think it's so elegant. It has these little feminine touches with the pleats. I feel like you could go really casual with it., but it also looks really nice if you have a formal event to go to and you’re getting a little bit dressed up. And it feels really nice. The leather is super soft. 

Lindsey is wearing the Convertible Jewelry Box Bag in Pebbled Noir

Meet Lindsey Barnes

Lindsey is living proof that you can “Own Your Cadence” at any stage of life. She’s a graduate of Harvard College, received her MBA from Stanford University, and was working at Google when she enrolled her daughter in a Montessori program and quickly fell in love with the peace, tranquility and joy that she observed among the children. She’s now the Executive Director of the Dahlia School of San Francisco, sharing her love of learning with generations to come.

What kind of coffee are you having?
I am having a chai latte.

What's your favorite city to travel to?
Paris! I know… it’s so predictable. But it’s a classic.

Sunrise or sunset?
Nowadays, because I’m a mom of two, I’m going to go with sunrise.

Instagram or TikTok?
Instagram still… Maybe one day TikTok.

What’s your favorite sustainability hack?
Upcycling clothes.

What’s your biggest fear?
Sharp objects.

What do you think “Own Your Cadence” means?
Decide what you’re going to do with your time.

How would you describe your personal style?

How would you describe your favorite places in San Francisco?
Vibey, like right here at Flora Grubb.

Can you give us a few pieces of career advice?
Life is long. See it as chapters. It’s not always going to be perfect, but it will be beautiful.