Spring / Summer 2016 Inspiration
Apr
10

Spring / Summer 2016 Inspiration

Good design is always a reflection of how a designer interacts with the world around her. Just like any other artist, a designer’s work should give you insight into her frame of mind at a particular moment; what was important to her, and what was rocking her world (and her worldview) at the time. A personal project consumed much of my free time during the fall and winter, and hugely influenced our Spring / Summer 2016…

Fall / Winter 2015 Inspiration
Sep
14

Fall / Winter 2015 Inspiration

I always like to be on a journey, so in my mind, the EMILY MEYER woman is always on a journey. It’s a journey from where, or who, she was, on to her next iteration. The concept of moving from one place to another is usually how I approach a new collection. I look at the last collection and let myself be affected by it; respond to it. Where was I then? What was I doing?…

SS15 // Look 4
Apr
03

SS15 // Look 4

Playful + Poised. 4×1 Double-Breasted Jacket, in Burgundy, with peak lapels, besom pockets, double vents, and Black Mother of Pearl button hardware // Yarn Dyed Linen Mid-length, cuffed short, in Burgundy, with Black Mother of Pearl button hardware // Yarn Dyed Linen.   Playlist Persona // Love Hangover — Diana Ross (1976)

SS15 // Look 3
Apr
02

SS15 // Look 3

Cool + Creative. PEARL Jacket in Steel Blue and Cream sunburst jacquard weave, Black Mother of Pearl button hardware // Cotton, Linen blend.   Playlist Persona // I Love You More — Rene & Angela (1981)

SS15 // Look 2
Apr
01

SS15 // Look 2

Sexy + Sophisticated. GANSEVOORT Jacket in Navy summer hopsack, with Bronze button hardware // Wool, Silk, Linen, Cashmere blend. CROSBY Shirt, with band collar, in Army Green // Silk Crepe.   Playlist Persona // That Girl — Stevie Wonder (1981)

SS15 // Look 1
Mar
31

SS15 // Look 1

Crisp + Determined. BARROW Jacket and ELDRIDGE Pant in Olive and French Blue windowpane // Wool, Silk, Linen blend. LAIGHT Shirt in White and Navy Bengal stripe // Cotton Poplin.   Playlist Persona // Native New Yorker — Odyssey (1977)

Cue the Music: Enamorado
Feb
10

Cue the Music: Enamorado

Anyone who really knows me will tell you that I have a song, or lyric, for every situation, occasion, or event. The fervor is so intense that I actually wrote my wedding vows around a song (and name-checked the composer). Music is very important to me. Calling it a “passion” isn’t quite strong enough to convey how necessary it is for my existence. Music is a refuge and a revelation. A love. To quote Nietzsche, “Without…

Cue the Music: Making Spirits Bright
Dec
10

Cue the Music: Making Spirits Bright

I don’t like to stray too far from home without a well-considered playlist. Music might be the the most important in the Holy Trinity of ambiance creators, along with scent and lighting. Since ’tis the season for parties and festive gatherings, keep ambiance in mind as you plan your soiree, whether you’re hosting fifty people, or two. Mix something special for your guests that has a wintery feel; a favorite of mine, for this, is Laird’s Applejack…

Cue the Music: Reimagined
Oct
14

Cue the Music: Reimagined

A very fun (and slightly stressful) by-product of my job as Creative Director of EM is keeping abreast of what’s shown on the ready-to-wear runways of New York, London, Milan, and Paris, twice a year. Fun because I get to watch elaborately staged fashion presentations for two months out of the year; stressful because there can be up to two dozen shows per day. When I watch a fashion show, I want to understand three things:…

EM’s Paris
Sep
24

EM’s Paris

If you follow us on Instagram, you know that I just got back from a wonderful, rejuvenating, and inspirational, trip to France. For ten days I popped back and forth between Paris, and Meursault, a small town in Burgundy.  In short, the weather was perfect, every day was a new study in gluttony, no one was rude, and everything French is really chicer than its American equivalent.  Only two downfalls, as far as I can tell: Parisian prices…

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