a remarkably interesting woman, wife and muse to designer rick owens. her interview and resume is incredible...and inspiring.
'As a friend and longtime employee at her Hollywood hotspot Les Deux
Cafés, I have, at various times over the last decade, heard and
perpetuated a zillion fantastic tales about Lamy: She's Algerian, a
gypsy; she was born in a resistance camp in occupied France, was raised
by wolves in the Ardennes; she's an arms dealer, a vampire, a witch, and
she's 1600 years old (the number is consistent, as if it were exact,
vetted by a team of experts).'
“We saw a space in the market,” says Ashley. “We knew there wasn’t
another brand offering basics in a luxurious and contemporary way. If I
wear certain designer brands, or too much of something, I look crazy,
and I need something to break it up. If you are wearing a Chanel jacket
and you need an anonymous piece that will show just how special that
jacket is, I hope that is what The Row gives you.” - ashley olsen, excerpt from net-a-porter's web magazine, the edit.
clearly mary kate and ashley have succeeded above these aspirations. their spring collection is a testament to how talented this duo is.
burberry roughened up the delicate lady look this collection and i absolutely love the outcome. there were several masculine undertones in these pieces which balanced out the soft pastel palette (ie. sheer men's shirts, the oversized trenches, buttoned up cardigans).
being a minimalist by nature it was exciting to see a collection that blended girly and minimal so beautifully.