Designer Sherry Wolf has been a favorite among the fashion-forward world for her line of unique and practical handbags. Each of Sherry’s collections of handbags are innovative and fresh, sought after by not only Hollywood celebrities, but stores like Bloomingdales, Nordstorms and Henri Bendel’s.
However, tragedy struck for the artist on Christmas Eve of 2009. Wolf’s daughter, Chelsea Rae Propper was a vivacious young woman, living her dream in New York City. On Christmas Eve 2009, the 22-year-old was out at a night club with several of her friends when someone spiked her drink. Chelsea had a fatal reaction to the drug placed in her drink and her life was cut short. The incident haunts Wolf every day, causing her to pause in her work for years.
One day though Wolf found the strength to carry on. Recently she has relaunched her collection of handbags with a new purpose, the purpose of preserving the memory of her daughter. Wolf hopes the revival of her handbag line will serve to raise awareness about date-rape drug tragedies and keep her daughter’s spirit alive. In honor of Chelsea, Wolf dedicates one handbag from each collection to her and donates the profit of sales to Bereaved Parents of the USA. Bereaved Parents is an organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child.
You can check out some pictures from the Sherry Wolf collections, and be sure to visit her website at www.sherrywolf.com.