encourage womxn : susan work
I love … ocean sounds, my child’s voice, that knowing look from dear friends, husband & wife businesses, toasted baguette, gold lamé, floral velvet upholstered on furniture, when the sale’s on sale.
What I love most about my job is … getting to work with my husband everyday. Having a consistent collaborator and partner with a complementary skill set keeps me checked, and our process more fun. I also love the range of styles we get to work with, as all our clients and projects are so different and span the gamut from Spanish Colonial, Millennial Pink Tea Shop, French Chateau, Coastal California, Eco Desert, to Modern Brutalism. We’re incredibly lucky to be able to explore such different styles and design for all types.
I’m always on the hunt for …flutter-sleeve slip dresses and good slouchy leather boots.
I love vintage because … every find is one of a kind. And when I come across a heart-palpitating heap of heavily-beaded crochet silk gowns with lace, fringe, and rhinestone adornment and one of them fits like a glove, that is the definition of winning the lottery to me.
My most treasured vintage piece is… a 60’s fitted bodice cocktail dress with a delicate black lace overlay with the old-school Bergdorf Goodman tag still intact— a piece I found during my college years when I first realized my bonafide love for vintage.
If I had a day all to myself … I’d run off to the spa and hide out in a steam room for relaxing hydrotherapy, then splurge on lunch for 1. In a vintage metallic embroidered coat and feathery slippers, of course.