Cheers! Emma Roberts Toasts Kate Spade's Latest Collaboration, Westward

08/18/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

Emma Roberts for Kate Spade
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When stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott came together with Kate Spade New York for the launch of their collaborative accessories collection, Westward, they knew they had the perfect launch party hostess in pal Emma Roberts.

So the actress, a client of Current and Elliott’s since age 14, joined Kate Spade New York’s Creative Director, Deborah Lloyd, at Hollywood’s Petit Ermitage hotel recently to toast the unveiling of the designers’ satchels, clutches, duffles and wallet.

“I think Emily and Merritt have such great style,” Roberts told PEOPLE at the bash. “They’re on the same page but also have such great tastes that they do bring different things to the table. I love that they mix expensive with inexpensive and vintage with new; that’s such an art that I definitely don’t know how to do.”

Roberts, joined by rumored boyfriend Chord Overstreet, was supported by other style-savvy celebs including Jaime King, Michelle Trachtenberg, Gia Coppola, Sasha Spielberg, Zelda Williams and Ali Landry for the cocktail party and sit-down dinner, where guests gushed over the soft leather and suede bags.

The collection ($245-$1,295), comprised of six thoughtful styles that are a chic mix of vintage silhouettes and classic Spade shapes, will be available in Kate Spade stores, select Bloomingdale’s and online at katespade.com/westward.

Explains Roberts: “It’s such a fresh take on such a classic brand. It’s very wearable and a lot of times collaborations are just too out there.” Elliott had a slightly different take on the happy marriage of lines, telling PEOPLE, “It was really serendipitous. It just fell into place. Kate Spade is known for color and we wanted to bring a more neutral rough and tumble side to it — we’re their darker, dirtier sister.”

–Jennifer Garcia

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