|Current/Elliott Spring 2012.|
Emily Current and Meritt Elliott are known the world over for changing the denim landscape with their eponymous Boyfriend Jean and their namesake denim brainchild Current/Elliott, which lanuched in 2008. They bring the same style, spirit, and creative genius to styling ingenues like Emma Roberts, Mandy Moore and Fiona Apple and their talent for spotting trends and interpreting them in wearable and creative ways has made these gals two of the most sought-after consultants in the business. Their most recent venture, a handbag collection with Kate Spade - Westward by Emily + Meritt was a wild success and showed their true affinity for texture, hardware and simply gorgeous design.
These two Los Angeles residents found a kindred spirit in one another while attending U.C.L.A. and have been a powerhouse styling duo ever since. I had the pleasure of catching up with E + M between fittings, design meetings and a trip to NYFW, and found out what keeps them organized, inspired, and where they find all those gorgeous vintage pieces. Please join me in welcoming Emily and Meritt!
Favorite Online Shopping Destinations:
Net-a-porter.com, lagarconne.com, topshop.com.
What Are You Reading Right Now?
Emily: Scruples by Judith Krantz (written in 1978)
Meritt: The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Tell Us One Piece Of Advice You Give All Your Clients:
Be Confident, Be Yourself, Express Your Personality and Mood Through Clothing.
|Emily + Meritt clients from Left to Right: Mandy Moore, Emma Roberts and Jessica Capshaw.|
Los Angeles: The Way We Wore, What Goes Around Comes Around, Scout, Tavin
New York: Narnia, Edith Machinist
Emily: Le Labo Santal
|Kai Eau De Parfum & Le Labo Santal, available at barneys.com.|
Juggling design meetings, photo shoots and celebrity clients must be a challenge. What do you use to stay organized?
We have lovely day planners and cc each other on every email. We definitely juggle a lot of different projects, but all of them are in fashion so we draw on the same influences and inspiration. We also have an amazing assistant Lindsey who keeps us organized.
|A selection of pieces from the Westward by Emily + Meritt collection for Kate Spade.|
Emily: My IPad
Meritt: My IPod
Who, What Or Where Inspires You?
We are inspired by little movies or stories we create in our minds that are not only whimsical, childlike and charming, but also familiar and comforting.
|A shot from the Westward Campaign, styled by Emily + Meritt.|
Favorite Things In Your Home?
Emily: My dog Olive, my cat Gus, & a Louis XIV couch recovered in French army canvas.
Meritt: My daughter's princess bed and my glass dome cloches, displaying knick knacks and succulents.
Tom Sawyer, Keith Richards, Annie Hall.
|Diane Keaton in Woody Allen's 1977 film "Annie Hall."|
Favorite Way To Spend A Weekend?
Emily: At home with friends, bbq'ing and playing games.
Meritt: With my daughter - outdoors, in the sunshine.
What 2012 Projects Are You Most Excited About?
Adding our whimsical Americana worldview to new product categories and projects!
Whether its finding the perfect shoe for a summer wedding or the right accessories to wear on a first date, we've all had moments where we dreamed of what it would be like to have a personal stylist show you EXACTLY what to wear (and drop it off at your doorstep). Luckily, E + M are here to share five of their favorite pieces for spring that will take you on into summer.
|Miu Miu Woven Leather Clutch, netaporter.com.|
Current/Elliott Polka Dot Stiletto Crops, $218, anthropologie.com.
|Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain, $19, sephora.com.|
|Vanessa Bruno Fringed Cardigan, $445, netaporter.com.|
|Vibrant Ballet Pump Flats, $32, topshop.com.|