A Lou & Grey just opened around the corner from me a few months ago, and has quickly become one of my favorite spots to shop. As soon as you enter, you feel the immediate comfortability and style that embodies the Lou & Grey girl. Designed for the free spirit and buyers who appreciate attention to detail, Lou & Grey has something for everyone. And that includes their summer 2015 collection. Inspired from the ocean air, with baja-inspired prints and cool easy tees, I want every piece. As a mom on the go, who wants to be stylish while still remaining comfortable, Lou & Grey is the perfect choice for me.
I first learned about, Nashville fashion designer, Elizabeth Suzann, a few months ago when my sister introduced me to her spring 2015 line. I immediately fell in love with her clean lines and effortless taste, and needed to know more. So, we interviewed Elizabeth and found out all the in’s and out’s of her beautiful clothing and amazing passion.
1. What were you doing before you became a designer? What inspired you to teach yourself the in’s and out’s of fashion design?
I’ve always been incredibly interested in design. I attended college at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL. I majored in Art History, and I feel as if this really influenced my creativity and perception of beauty. Since starting Elizabeth Suzann, I learn something new about design and beauty every day. I’ve been motivated to learn as I go. Every task done in my studio, whether it be sewing, packaging or marketing, I have done myself at one point. I still work daily with my production team, too. I am always paying attention to detail and hope to improve my work as often as possible.
2. How would you describe the overall aesthetic of Elizabeth Suzann?
My aesthetic focuses on timelessness and practicality. I want each garment to feel elegant, sexy and comfortable at the same time. I avoid hardware and non-essential add-ons whenever possible. I am also drawn towards natural, cozy fabrics. Quality and durability are also at the forefront of my philosophy when designing. Read more…
Embroidery is an age old technique that designers have be doing for years, and has been seen on and off again on the runway. It usually always makes some sort of appearance during the spring and summer months, but this year it. is. everywhere. From shorts to maxi’s, embroidered anything and everything is what you want to be wearing. Definitely on trend for summer 2015!