DwellStudio at home in s o h o
Issue No. 31 august 2013
issue No. 31
the matchbook girl has a crush on Humphrey Bogart. loves the thrill of the vintage hunt. spends a holiday in Morocco. buys her beau a whale print tie. tears up the dance f loor. lives for champagne and oysters.
Christiane Lemieux Founder and Creative Director of Dwell Studio, at her SoHo home Photography by Carol Dronsfield
adores Nora Ephron's You've Got Mail. savors the remainder of summer.
August 2013 contents
7 DATE BOOK 8 month in review 10 NOTE FROM
KATiE + JANE
12 EDITORâ€™S WISH LISTS
Snake Charmer Clearly Chic Girl Scout Camp
84 JUST MARRIED 86 odds & Ends
history 26 PORTRAIT OF A LADY
28 Kindred spirit
18 Gadget Girl
20 MAY WE SUGGEST
Book, music, and film reviews
24 art gallery
30 Chit Chat
We Talk Summer Escapes
August 2013 contents
32 Charleston's Vintage Queen
Lauren Lail, inside Charleston's Library boutique
50 See You on the Vineyard
An afternoon with brothers Shep and Ian Murray, cofounders of Vineyard Vines
64 SoHo Darling
At home in SoHo with DwellStudio founder Christiane Lemieux
D at e B o o k
Yves Saint L aurent born in Oran, French Algeria (1936)
Domestic goddess Martha Stewart born in Jersey Cit y, NJ (1941)
Louis Armstrong born in New Orleans, L A (1901)
Risky Business debuts, making Tom Cruise a star (1983)
Actress Lucille Ball is born near Jamestown, NY (1911)
National Sâ€™mores Day
The Wizard of Oz movie musical premieres in Oconomowoc, WI (1939)
Director Alfred Hitchcock born in Essex, Engl and (1899)
Chef Julia Child born in Pasadena, CA (1912)
The Beatles kick off first U.S. tour at San Franciscoâ€™s Cow Pal ace (1964)
Dirt y Dancing premieres in theaters (1987)
Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, France (1908)
Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States (1932)
Roman Holiday opens starring Audrey Hepburn (1953)
Ingrid Bergman born in Stockholm, Sweden (1915)
Month in Review
a l o o k b a c k a t M a t c h b o o k ' s j u ly
Jane visited the gold tile pool at Hearst Castle
Katie loved Book of Mormon on Broadway
Jane hit the beach in Southern California
Katie drooled over the Barbara Berger Jewelry exhibit at the @MADMuseum
Katie spent a quiet morning @MetMuseum
Katie lunched at Joseph Leonard with @Apartment_34
Jane went antiquing in Palm Springs
Follow along on our instagram adventures! @matchbookmag @jane_lilly @katiearmour
Jane toured the Hamptons Holiday House with @R_AllenDesign
Peonies in bloom at the @OneKingsL ane holiday preview
Jane had dinner @L afayette380
@CaitlinMcGauley surprised Katie with a portrait of Alfred
Monogram heaven at the @MarkAndGraham preview
Katie met @BaileyQuin @ MackenzieHoran for drinks at Bemelmans
Jane started the day with a tennis match
@MakingMagique and Katie strolled in the park after brunch
Katie dropped by @PhillipsAuction to see some art
N o t e F r o m Ka t i e + J a n e
August Hello there, Matchbook girls. Fall may be just around the
corner, but we're not ready to kiss summer goodbye just yet.
Our August issue is full of people with sunny dispositions that believe in chasing their dreams. We think you'll find it pays off. Brothers Shep and Ian Murray of Vineyard Vines ditched their day jobs fifteen years ago to sell ties out of their Jeep. It may not have seemed like the safest bet at the time, but given that they now have boutiques from coast to coast, we think they were onto something. Stepping into their nautical themed Greenwich boutique we found it hard not to smile. Their fun, New England–inspired duds evoke memories of clam bakes and beach reads – a perfect fit for the Matchbook girl. Next we headed down to Charleston, South Carolina, to catch up with fashion designer Lauren Lail. We think you'll find her King Street boutique, Library, sweet as can be. Lauren turned her passion for the vintage hunt into a career – in addition to selling her own flirty ready-to-wear line, Library also boasts a killer collection of vintage apparel and accessories. This fun-loving Kentucky native certainly gets our stamp of approval. Which brings us to our cover girl, Christiane Lemieux of DwellStudio. Where do we even begin! We knew we liked her the second we stepped in the door. The gal is laid back, funny, and whip smart to boot. Then there's the fact her family's SoHo loft is so chic we simply didn't want to leave. We're so proud to have such a gracious, talented, and vibrant woman gracing our cover this month. We hope you love DwellStudio and Christiane as much as we do. We may just start a fan club. Happy August, dear readers! Make the most of those summer Fridays! Katie + Jane 10
Olivia Rae James
Photographer Charleston, SC
Photographer New York, NY
Writer New York, NY
Matchbook Team Katie Armour
Jane Lilly Warren
co-founder editorial director
co-founder creative director gail early
global sales email@example.com cathy higgerson
K atie Armour, Editorial Direc tor
Snakeskin is the new black.
1. Snake Earrings, Biscuit Home, $195 2. Snake Leather-Look Dress, Topshop, $70 3. Slither Table Lamp, Lamps Plus, $499 4. Embossed Python Julia Shopper, GiGi New York, $365 5. Metallic Snakeskin Smoking Slippers, Saks Fifth Avenue, $110 6. Small Snakeskin Tray, Calypso St. Barth, $275 12
editor's wish list
1. serpent 11 by Happy Menocal, Jonathan Adler, $1,100 2. Python Print Sloane Crew, Equipment, $298 3. Python Embossed Jotter, Barneys, $45 4. Ted Baker Snake Print Makeup Bag, ASOS, $37 5. Python Embossed iPhone Case, GiGi New York, $30 6. Gold Snake Printed Pillow, Target, $20 7. Connor Snake Tablets, Barneys, $75 8. Alaqua Python Bangle, Baublebar, $32 9. West Hollywood Snake Rosalynn, Kate Spade, $428 matchbook
jane lilly warren, creative direc tor
Keeping things simple.
1. Acrylic Pen & Pencil Holder, Waiting On Martha, $38 2. Guerlain Nail Lacquer Top Coat Gel, Nordstrom, $23 3. Rogaska Prism Votive Candle, Saks Fifth Avenue, $35 4. CC SKYE Bright Love Lucite Clutch, Shopbop, $297 5. Bamboo Park Resin Bangle, Kate Spade, $78 6. Edison Bulb, Anthropologie, $18 7. Acrylic Coffee Table with Glass, Wisteria, $899 8. Kartell Front Page Magazine Rack, Barney's, $266 9. Nuvola Umbrella 14
Stand by Guzzini, Container Store, $139
editor's wish list
1. Cascade Ceiling Lamp, Zinc Door, $673 2. WANDA NYLON Long Hooded Raincoat, Farfetch, $277 3. Carlyle Mirror, Ballard Designs, $299 4. Quips+Queries Set, Russel+Hazel, $28 5. Karen Walker Deep Freeze, Barney's, $250 6. Yellow Bel Air Scoop Vase, Jonathan Adler, $228 7. Robert Abbey Latitude Aged Brass Table Lamp, Lamps Plus, $584 8. Lucite Tape Dispenser, Furbish, $22 9. Kate Spade New York Leslie, Zappos, $215 10. TOBIAS, IKEA, $79 matchbook 15
Step Into My Office girl scout camp
Jordan Blaser, Design Intern Jordan Bl aser, Design intern
just direct feet trip Pencil in ayour camping to the sunny side of the street with friends! 4. 7. 6.
1. Colorblock Wool Baseball Cap, J. Crew, $40 2. Pret-Ă -Surf Butterfly Halter Top, J. Crew, $150 3. Black High Waisted Bikini Pants, TopShop, $20 4. Diana F+ Camera, ModCloth, $110 5. Pony Express Social Stationary Set, Rifle Paper Co, $22 6. Be Optimistic Felt Badge, Best Made Co., $6 7. Hand Painted Graphic Twig Pencils,
Etsy, $13 8. Glass Globe Oil Lantern, Anthropologie, $40 9. Camp Director Tote in Day Camp, ModCloth, $57 10. Chimayo Throw, Pendleton, $138
editor's wish list
1. Kissing Stags Sleeping Bag, Amara, ÂŁ50 2. Timex Vintage Field Army Watch, J. Crew, $98 3. An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir Of An Outsider in Paris by Stephanie LaCava, Amazon, $18 4. Tory Burch 56mm Cat's Eye Sunglasses, Nordstrom, $149 5. Ratten Woven Picnic Basket, Williams-Sonoma, $100 6. Swansea Beach Radio, Anthropologie, $40 7. Drop-Waist Dress in Lotus Leaf, Madewell, $85 8. Natural Tree Stump Side Table, West Elm, $199 9. Hinge 'Fraser' Oxford, Nordstrom, $80
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Sarah Cusumano of Truffle
Gadget girl Sarah Cusumano, cofounder of accessories company Truffle, is all about functionality. A former brand consultant and mother of three, she and her business partner Maria Harrington are determined to take on the worldâ€™s handbag clutter. Tired of rifling through the chaos in their own bags, the duo dreamed of a line of chic, utilitarian pouches to sort their loot. An organizing mission was born. Truffleâ€™s pretty pouches are equal parts stylish (we love the fun colors) and practical (transparent for visibility and wipeable for easy cleanup). Different sizes accommodate everything from your makeup to your iPad and we can attest to their keeping you clutter free. We caught up with California-based Sarah to find out what gadgets keep her on top of her entrepreneurial (and organizational!) game. iSi Gourmet Whip Creamer, Cream Right $89
My go-to for fresh whipped cream in an instant. It makes me giddy every time I use it. 18
Sarahâ€™s favorite Gadgets
iPhone 5 Lens System, Olloclip $70
I love capturing all our summer fun with my Olloclip fish eye lens and new apps A Beautiful Mind and Pic Stitch.
CLEAR Fast Pass
for six months For our upcoming beach getaway, I got a CLEAR Fast Pass to make getting through airport security a breeze.
Petite Clarity Pouch, Truffle $32
My TSA-approved Truff le Petite Clarity Pouch makes me feel chic and effortlessly put together. iPad mini, Apple $329
I couldn't live without my iPad mini with the latest novel. I keep it protected from sun and sand in my TRUFFLE No. 1 Clarity Pouch.
Play:5 Music System, Sonos $399
We always have music on in our house and our Sonos Music System is so cool and easy to use. It wirelessly plays my Pandora playlists and favorite tunes on Rhapsody athroughout my home.
C u lt u r e C l u b
m ay w e s u gg e s t. . .
Our picks in books, movies, and music this August on our shelf...
My Education by Susan Choi
On the face of it, My Education is a simple college tale of a young woman finding love with an older professor. Yet, beyond the surface, Susan Choi's novel is a tale of obsession and illicit love as the overly intellectual Regina Gottlieb spends her days in the arms of her seminar professor's wife. This coming of age story is part intellectual journey, and part sordid personal train wreck. More significantly, it is a book that you will find difficult to put down. 20
crippling student debt. His brilliance is in how he makes the everyday, from subway rides to barhopping, seem both familiar and alien.
Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (c. 2009 A.D.) by Choire Sicha
Editor of the Awl.com and former writer for Gawker, Choire SIcha's Very Recent History is a hybrid of fiction and history, as it follows a group of friends in an "unnamed city" in the not so distant past. Exploring the lives of recent college graduates in a city in the midst of a financial crisis with a billionaire mayor, Sicha shows us youth struggling with tired desk jobs, unpaid internships, Facebook drama and
Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites by Kate Christensen
Famed novelist Kate Christensen takes on both memoir and cookbook in this frank exploration. Blue Plate Special uses food to spark vivid memories of a troubling childhood with a Marxist-lawyer father and Waldorftrained-Cellist mother in Berkeley. With explorations of ho
hos and French cuisine throughout, Christensen explores her abusive father, the family's move to Arizona, and her own loneliness. Told with unflinching honesty, Blue Plate Special is a delicious treat.
himself in a comfortable life while worrying about the mistakes of his past. The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. is a remarkable exploration of modern relationships in the age of male self consciousness.
Cecilia and her three daughters to live with her mother in Sydney. There, Cecilia attempts to pick up the pieces of her life with a new man with a possibly dark past in this page turning beach read. on the stereo...
the civil wars - the civil wars
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman
Nate Piven is the sensitive young novelist who was educated in feminist theory and male privilege, making him the toast of the literary scene. Yet, it takes a brilliant young female writer in Adelle Waldman to see through this pose and explore the conflicted life of a man who seems to break hearts while trying to be good. After a few sordid affairs, Nate meets writer Hannah and hopes to find
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
If your significant other wrote a letter to be opened in the event of their death, would you open it up? And if you did, how much would you expect your life to change? In Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret, the letter is opened while John-Paul is still alive and the perfect middle-class life of Cecilia is torn asunder. The confessional letter reveals deep betrayals and sends
Though the duo isn't speaking and there won't be any touring to promote the album, devoted fans eagerly await The Civil Wars eponymous sophomore attempt. The dispute between singers John Paul White and Joy Williams adds to the intrigue of this darker folk-rock album and the first single, "The One That Got Away," has already made waves. Available August 6 matchbook
Cu lt u r e C lu b
at the box office ...
I give it a year
Ain't Them Bodies Saints
Cutie and the Boxer
This new British film is being hailed as "the anti rom-com" and we can't help but smile. Newlyweds Josh and Nat rushed down the aisle and are now struggling to make their marriage work. Their friends and family are doubtful, but as their one year anniversary looms the comical couple hasn't thrown in the towel just yet.
When a Texas outlaw escapes from prison he vows to reunite with his wife and their daughter whom he has never met. Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara star in the dramatic love story set in 1970's and their chemistry is off the charts. Watch the trailer - it will give you chills.
More a love story than a documentary about art, this new film celebrates the chaotic 40-year marriage of painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. The dynamic between the artist and his wife (who is also his brutally honest de facto assistant) is garnering widespread praise.
In theaters August 9
In theaters August 16
In theaters August 16
Based on the 1927 novel depicting French provincial life, this new film starring Audrey Tatou as a wife suffocated by her marriage (think Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina) has critics on the fence. We're looking forward to the drama's stunning landscape in southwest France where the story was filmed. ThĂŠrĂ¨se
In theaters August 23
Da n c i n g Q u e e n art for your inner party girl
clockwise from top left: Time to Drink Champagne, Ex Libris, $9 • Balloons by Gia Coppola, Tappan Collective, $80 • Dior Does Ombré, by Jessica Durrant, Jessica Illustration, $25 • Oysters, Cake and a Bottle of Champagne by Victor Morenhout, Art.com, $30 • Mack Sennett Girls Posing in Serpentine Confetti, Art.com, $20 • Lipstick No. 3, Prima Creative Studio, $16
clockwise from top left: Kate After 25th Birthday at Ritz by Juergen Teller, Artspace, $10,000 • Tickled in Pink, The Gingham Owl, $21 • Champagne by DCillo, Society 6, $22• Whatever by William Eadon, Exhibition A, $75 • Someone Was Saying... by Cynthia Daignault, Exhibition A, $150 • Confetti by Julia Dineen, Julia Dineen Prints, $24•Last Dance by Sara Singh, Stampa, $100
P o rt ra i t o f a L a dy
I n g r i d Be rgma n
S w e d i s h S ta r
ngrid Bergman, the breathtaking beauty cherished for her role in Casablanca, was born on August 29, 1915, in Stockholm, Sweden. Much of her adolescence was surrounded by tragedy - both of her parents having died before her fourteenth birthday. After their passing, an aunt took care of Ingrid, but it was only a few months until she, too, died. The teenage orphan was eventually raised by an uncle. Ingrid’s first encounter with film came from her father who owned a photography shop. He would film his daughter in short home videos, encouraging her interest in the arts. During her teenage years, she participated in theater productions at school. After graduation, she made her first stage debut while studying at the 26
Royal Dramatic Theatre School. Her life-changing role occurred in 1936 when she played a piano teacher who had an affair with her student’s famous violinist father. The film caught the attention of a Hollywood producer who remade the film in America, with Ingrid in the starring role. By the early 1940s Ingrid had settled into a Hollywood pace, recognized for her beauty and wholesome character. Having married Swedish doctor Petter Lindstrom in 1937 and giving birth to daughter Friedel Pia in 1938, she encompassed the female ideal of the period. In 1942 Ingrid acted her most famous role in the film Casablanca, where she played Ilsa, Humphrey Bogart’s long-lost love. The movie was not only a box office hit, but has
remained an enduring classic with Ingrid earning generations of fans. She then sought to take on more diverse roles, prompting three Academy Award nominations in that decade, including the Oscar for her portrayal of a Victorian housewife driven to insanity in the 1944 film Gaslight. Bergman worked on a couple of films with Alfred Hitchcock, and many of her fans consider 1946’s Notorious to be her best work. Also in 1946, Ingrid played Joan of Arc in the Broadway play, Joan of Lorraine. The role received much praise and earned her a Tony Award. Ingrid was a hit on screen and off. Scandal struck when Bergman became involved with Italian director Roberto Rossellini during the filming of Stromboli
(both were married to other parties at the time). She became pregnant with Rossellini’s child and begged her husband for a divorce causing an international sensation and costing her the adoration of her American fans. She gave birth to Rossellini’s son, Roberto, and relocated to Italy where they married and continued to collaborate on films. She gave birth to twin daughters, Isabella and Isotta, in 1952. In 1956, Ingrid made an American comeback. She returned to the States and won another Oscar for her starring role in Anastasia. She divorced Rossellini and married a theatrical producer from Sweden, Lars Schmidt. Once again, her popularity grew in America and she spent the remainder of her life working on films, television, and the stage. Bergman passed away on her sixty-seventh birthday in London, England, after a long battle with breast cancer. The international star is remembered by the more than fifty films that attest to her beauty, grace, and talent.
I have had a wonderful life. I have never regretted what I did. I regret things I didn't do.
I n g r i d B e r gm a n reimagined for a new age
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10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 17. 16.
15. 1. Cloche Hat, ModCloth, $22 2. Check Trench, Topshop, $170 3. Joules Bloomfield Scarf, The Hut, $54 4. Vintage Twist Link Bracelet, C. Wonder, $58 5. Gregory Peck Sunglasses, Oliver Peoples, $430 6. Antique Desk Globe, Lamps Plus, $92 7. Ingrid Bergman: A Life in Pictures, Amazon, $88 8. Dance on Air Heel, ModCloth, $65 9. Bric's Duffle Bag, Forzieri, $415 10. Rosa Sparkling Wine Glass, Crate & Barrel, $11 11. Typographer's Linen Coasters, Mark and Graham, $35 12. Pussybow Blouse, The Outnet, $125 13. Cambridge Satchel, Shopbop, $140 14. Marais A Side Chair, Industry West, $145 15. Guerlain Mitsouko EDP, Bergdorf Goodman, $118 16. Square Gem Earrings, ASOS, $14 17. Shagreen Frame, Barneys, $95 matchbook
c h i t c h at
in you r w or d s What's your favorite romantic comedy?
“Nothing can make me
laugh harder than Steve Martin ripping open hotdog buns in a navy 'tuxado' in Father of the Bride!
“My college roommate and I watched When Harry Met Sally every night before bed as we did homework our freshman year! I can still repeat the movie word for word!
“I'd definitely say You've
Got Mail and Love Actually. I've probably seen each one fifty times. My dream in life is to be like Kathleen Kelly and own a children's book store. And then my favorite part in Love Actually is when Hugh Grant dances and then gets caught. His face is priceless.
“I wrote a report on
@ Lindsay Johnston
Isn't Kathleen Kelly the ultimate Matchbook Girl?
@ Melissa Connor
“Love Actually, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones Diary... (i.e., put Hugh Grant and/or Colin Firth in it and I will stop what I'm doing to watch it).
@ Heather Penn
You've Got Mail when I was in the third grade, and it's been my favorite romantic comedy ever since. Gorgeous little bookshops, Growing up, I maybe New York, autumn, related to Drew Barrymore's worn copies of Pride and character in Never Been Kissed a little more than I Prejudice, and bouquets of would have liked too. But I freshly sharpened pencils? think it's safe to say I'm not Nothing could possibly top that. Josie Grossie anymore!
“You've Got Mail.
“Clueless probably takes
the cake.Growing up I could relate a lot to Cher Horowitz (still can!). I love how she learned about relationships (and not just about the romantic kind), all while looking completely stylish to boot!
“The Wedding Date
is the best movie I have ever seen in my entire life! My best friend and I can watch it over and over again. Dermot Mulroney's character Nick Mercer is definitely a guy of my dreams.
Cornell @@Erin Khrystyna Koval
“When Harry Met
Sally is my go-to. Their relationship is everything I want. You've Got Mail is a close second. I must have a thing for NYC!
“My favorite new
romantic comedy is Friends With Kids. The movie presents such a balanced and well-written mix of drama, comedy, and raw emotion. It makes me laugh out loud just as much as it makes my eyes well up.
@ Christina Kwan
“The Philadelphia Story. Every. Single. Time.” @ Annie Gill
“I'm a sucker for little
known movies like Simply Irresistible with Sarah Michelle Gellar and and Sean Patrick Flannery. I love her wardrobe and who wouldn't want to cook something magical?
@ Kendall Hoxsey
@ Leslie Ostler
Audrey. Gregory. Rome. How could it get any better than that?
@ Kiki Pert
The odd thing about this form of communication is that you're more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings. matchbook
WRITTEN B Y PHOTOGRAPH Y B Y
Olivia Rae James
ext time you find yourself in Charleston, South Carolina, we insist you pay a visit to the Library – that is, Lauren Lail’s stellar King Street boutique. Inside, in addition to Lail’s very own ready-to-wear line, you will find an impeccably curated collection of vintage clothing and accessories. After countless requests from her girlfriends to borrow pieces from her closet, the Kentucky native decided to open a showroom in her low-country home. She’s since relocated the burgeoning business to a commercial space in the heart of Charleston, but the intimate, treasure-chest atmosphere remains. When she’s not designing her own line, Lail can still be found traveling the country in search of one-of-a-kind pieces that have her customers making the most stylish of statements. Read on for an inspiring glimpse of Charleston’s vintage queen.
Did you grow up in the South? Were you always doing creative things?
I grew up in the great state of Kentucky. I've always had a love of fashion and was the one dressing friends and family for special occasions.
Stella McCartney, rag & bone, Jenni Kayne, and Loeffler Randall. And I love shopping the vintage labels Miss Elliette, Carlye, and Lanz. When did you decide to launch your own ready-towear line?
A "good problem" that I've always had with my vintage I definitely get my fashion business is one of supply and sense from my mom! We demand. Because vintage have different taste when it pieces are truly one-of-a-kind, comes to what we like and as soon as good threads come buy, but she has taught me in they just as quickly go out. so much about style. Iâ€™m also Naturally, the next step was influenced by style icons like to create my own vintageLauren Bacall. There's nothing inspired pieces to meet the like vintage fashion when demands of my existing looking for flattering cuts and customers and spread what interesting fabrics and color I think are great, affordable combinations. fashions to contemporary, stylish gals! Who influenced your fashion sense?
What inspired you to open your shop of vintage attire?
Where is all the
I was inspired by the city when clothing made? I moved to Charleston and its All of the clothing is made in preservation of architecture NYC â€“ here in the USA! and charm. I wanted to create a vintage clothing collection Where do you find that exuded that same feel. inspiration for new I love the stories behind the collections? garments! Inspiration comes in many shapes and forms. I have many Who are your favorite vintage items in my collection fashion designers or design that I have not been able labels? to let go of. I've saved them I love and admire so many aside because there are certain designers! Some favorites are aspects I love about them, 40
whether it be a sleeve, a print, a button. Whatever the detail, vintage is where my inspiration for each collection begins. I get a lot of inspiration from artwork and travel as well. Do you have a favorite piece from the current collection?
It's hard to pick a favorite! I would say the Waites Skirt because I collaborated with one of my Novel. partners on the piece. Way Way Allen painted the print and then I had it transferred to fabric. Also, the Josie Shorts have been great â€“ with the elastic waist, I was able to wear them until I was twenty-six weeks pregnant! What do you love most about Charleston?
I love the people in this city! So many amazingly talented people! Oh, and the food, the beach, the fashion and the history aren't so bad either. What's next for Library?
The beat goes on! Fall/holiday will be coming soon...think warmer colors. I'm a huge fan of navy. Then the spring/ summer season will bring another round of vintage-inspired pieces. We continue to build our vintage collection as well â€“ it's a revolving mix of gorgeous finds! We just brought back some loot from Palm Springs that will be up on the website soon.
Lauren's Matchbook Questionnaire Tea or coffee?
Vintage clothing, of course!
Design ideas for our new nursery
Most prized possession?
My wedding ring and bands from my hubby
Bloom of choice?
Olivia Rae James, who shot the photographs in this article
Always my hubs
Spring or fall?
Lauren Bacall and Miroslava Duma China pattern?
Vintage mixed with Herend
Iâ€™m lusting after...
I love spending them with my family and watching my punkin, Everett, run around on the beaches at Sullivan's Island!
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See You On The
Vineyard In 1998, two brothers in Martha’s Vineyard decided to quit their day jobs to chase their dream of selling ties. Their family and friends were dubious at first, but today, as Vineyard Vines approaches its fifteenth anniversary, it’s safe to say they’re all on board. The brothers’ modest inaugural tie collection has since expanded into a full lifestyle brand with New England inspired hats, totes, apparel, and more. They now have stores from coast to coast with loyal whale-wearing fans from Newport Beach to Palm Beach. The Matchbook team caught up with Shep and Ian Murray at their Greenwich, Connecticut, shop to get the inside scoop on this new American classic.
Photography by Carol Dronsfield Text by Katie Armour
What inspired you to start Vineyard Vines?
We kne w there was more to l i f e t h a n commuting in and out o f t he cit y e ver y day. We wante d t o create a br and that remin d e d p e o ple of the finer places an d t hi ngs in lif e . Is it true you sold ties out of the back of your Jeep?
Ye s , the first summer on the V i n e yard we sold ties f rom o u r J e ep, on th e beac h, and o ut o f bac kpac ks in bars. People t h o ught we were cr az y, but t h e
b u s i n e s s c a u g h t on . We so l d o u t of ou r fi rst ba t c h of i nve nto r y in t he fi rst we e k . You've become known for your fun patterns. Where do you come up with the ideas?
We a re con st a n t l y i n sp i re d by o u r t r a ve l s , f r i e n d s , f a m i l y, a n d c u s t om e r s . I n f ac t , on e o f o u r re c e n t p a t t e r n s w a s a n i d e a f rom S he p’s son . The t i e de si g n is c a l l e d “ Hot D og ” a n d f e a tu re s g r a phi cs of l i t t l e dog s a n d fa ns a l l o ve r i t . We l o ve cre a t i n g p a t t e r n s t ha t ma k e p e op l e s m il e. matchbook
What is it like working with your
What are each of your roles within
We lo ve worki ng to gether. A s kid s we al way s wo rked on d i f f erent entrepreneur ial pro j e c t s a n d al way s kne w we were a good tea m. We c an’t li e, thou g h, s omet imes it c an be c hal leng i n g. A s brothers, we disagree, we fi g ht, and sometimes we e ve n t h row things at eac h other. At t he end of the day, we lo ve e ac h o t h er, respect eac h other, an d f e e l thankful that we have th e oppor tunit y to wo rk to gethe r. 54
We don’t di v i de re sp on si b il itie s . We t r i e d i t ye a r s a go a n d k n e w i m m e d i a t e l y i t w a s n’t go i n g t o work f or u s. W he n we di s a g re e, we u s u a l l y fi n d t h e d e b a t e re t u r n s a be t t e r sol u t i on in th e e n d. From a p rodu ct p e rspe c tive, we d o h a ve c e r t a i n t h i n g s we e ac h l o ve. For i n st a n ce, S h e p e xce l s a t se l e ct i n g t i e a n d wo ve n shi r t p a t t e r n s. I l o ve working on ou r more c a u sa l , ou t door ge a r su c h a s boa rd shor t s, T- sh ir ts , a n d f l i p - f l op s.
What is your personal favorite
What do you love most about
Vineyard Vines item?
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The V i n e y a rd i s a p l ace a b o u t b e i n g t o ge t h e r w i t h f r i e n d s a n d f a mi l y, e i t he r on or by t h e w a te r. For su c h a sma l l i sl a n d t h e re i s a t on go i n g on , b u t yo u c a n e a si l y fi n d a c a l m p i e ce o f w a te r or sp ot on t he be ac h t o re l a x. O u r f a mi l y ha s be e n com ing to t h e i s l a n d f o r ge n e r a t i on s a n d i t ' s a hu ge p a r t of w ho we a re.
If you hadn't started the company, what would you be doing?
T h at's a good question. We rea l l y c a n't i mag i ne li f e any o t h er way. Ever y day should f e e l t hi s good. What's next for Vineyard Vines?
T he possibiliti es are end less. We h a ve al way s thought of V ine y a rd V i n es as a lif est y le br and, n o t j us t a c loth ing comp any. We s e e pot ent ial f o r m any diff e re n t
b r a n d e x t e n s i on s i n c l u d i n g home goods, w a t c he s, f oo t we a r, su n g l a sse s, e ve n hot e l s a n d re st a u r a n t s. We a re a l so e xc ite d a bou t i n t e r n a t i on a l e x p a n s ion, w h i c h we h o p e w i l l h a p p e n i n t he n e x t f e w ye a rs.
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and every house on the legendary fishing spot on shoreline. It's the perfect the southeast corner of the New England town â€“ and island. You can get there the sunset on the harbor by four-wheel drive on the can't be beat. beach or by boat. Either The Square Rigger way, the beach is desolate Restaurant: This place and the fish are plentiful. is old school vineyard Edgartown Harbor: with hearty meals full of seafood and chops. It's We love to cruise the a great spot for a family harbor for hours. We know every boat in there dinner. Wasque Point : It's a
Our backyards: We
don't have the fanciest houses, but we do have great homes where we love to gather with friends and family. We fire up the grill, crank up some tunes â€“ it's definitely our favorite place to hang. The Vineyard Vines store: Where it all
Silk Stripe Peplum Top, $148
South Coast Maxi Dress, $295
The Matchbook Girl's Vineyard vines Favorites
Crab Wine Tote, $35 3-in-1 Anchor Makeup Bag, $75 Polka Dot Ankle Pants, $135 62
Basketweave Bracelet, $75
Stripe Turtleneck, $72
Spinnaker Maxi Dress, $165
Enamel Bangle, $48
S i lk Fa i ll e Sk i r t, $525
Braided Rope Sweater Dress, $178 Starfish Tisbury Tote, $125 matchbook
darling From her vintage cookbook collection to her insatiable wanderlust, DwellStudio founder Christiane Lemieux is a Matchbook girl through and through. Since founding her home furnishings company in 2000, the Canadian entrepreneur has delved into furniture design, penned a book, and collaborated with Target. Her first title, Undecorate, won critical acclaim and the Ottawa native is already hard at work on a second. Our team dropped by the SoHo loft Christiane shares with her husband and two children for a glimpse of this thoroughly modern Matchbook girl in her super chic element.
Photography by Carol Dronsfield T e x t b y K at i e A r m o u r
Y o u ’ r e a pro u d Canad i an . D o yo u t h i nk Canada i nfl u e n c e d yo u r a e s t h e t i c i n any way ?
It definitely has. Canada is interesting; it kind of has one foot in the American aesthetic and one foot in the European aesthetic. There’s a lot of Scandinavian influence up there. I moved from Canada to New York when I was twenty to attend the fashion design program at Parsons. A f t e r s c h ool yo u w ork e d for I s aa c M i zra h i and t h e Gap. W h at wa s t h at like?
I learned a ton about a very high-end business and then a very well-run business. For Mizrahi I would go to the fabric mills and look at unbelievable
fabrics. We were designing prints. It was very cool. Then the Gap had Mickey Drexler at the time – very well run. I purposely had two very different experiences. I took in a lot from both jobs. Ho w d i d yo u t ran s i t i on i n t o t h e s h e lt e r i nd u s t ry ?
I had a friend whose husband bought a home furnishings brand and he wanted to start to do proprietary product. He got me to come on because he knew I was doing surface textile design. I eventually put some of my own stuff on the floor and it sold, so I was like, “I’m just going to start a company.” And I did. matchbook
D o yo u r e m e m b e r yo u r v e ry f i r s t D w e ll c oll e c t i on ? W h at wa s i t l i k e ?
It was very geometric, very Scandinavian influenced. It had bedding, tabletop, pillows, and throws. It was a lot, but I knew that stuff was easy to ship. The last thing you get into is furniture – it took us ten years to get there. The logistics can be very difficult.
I would say eclectic, modern, luxe. Like this carpet – it's silk, but it’s a neutral. I like clean lines, but I like a little extra. I also like to mix periods. I think that defines my style. Y o u j u s t r e l e a s e d yo u r fo u r t h fabr i c l i n e w i t h R ob e r t A ll e n . W h at wa s t h e i n s p i rat i on t h e r e ?
I’m in the middle of writing a book T h i n g s h av e c e r ta i nly g ro w n s i n c e ! coming out in September 2014 and A r e yo u s t i ll i n v olv e d i n t h e d e s i g n I’ve been spending a ton of time in the t oday ? Condé Nast archives. I was so inspired Very involved. Nothing goes out the door by the thirties through the sixties in American decoration – that really at our office without me seeing it. informed this fabric collection. Ho w w o u ld yo u d e s c r i b e yo u r p e r s onal a e s t h e t i c ?
W h o ar e s o m e d e s i g n e r s i n h i s t ory t h at yo u ad m i r e ?
There are so many. When I was in the Condé Nast archive I went through years of old House & Garden magazines and what amazed me is that people like Billy Baldwin and David Hicks and Dorothy Draper – now obviously we think of them as greats, but even then their work leaped off the page. Even then they were truly great. W h e r e do yo u g o t o g e t n e w i d e a s and i n s p i rat i on ?
I travel all the time and before I go places I do a lot of research. I always hit the flea market wherever I am, whether it’s Frankfurt or Shanghai, and I always go to the local museums. Also, just walking the streets of New York is inspiring. Living here in SoHo I am 72
bombarded by amazing street style every day. Ho w do yo u k e e p t ra c k of i t all ?
My iPhone is indispensable. I’m a serial Instagrammer. I sketch, I take photos. I have a whole inspiration folder on my phone. L e t ’ s talk abo u t t h e fla g s h i p s t or e h e r e i n SoHo.
It’s just around the corner. I’ve always lived in SoHo. Our office is here. It felt very authentic to us to be here. Sometimes on my way home I’ll drop in and check on the merchandising. There’s also a whole renaissance happening in lower SoHo for furniture and we wanted to be part of that.
W h at ’ s i t l i k e ra i s i n g yo u r t w o k i d s i n t h e h e ar t of i t all ?
It’s amazing. My kids are exposed to so much. I can take them to see Willem de Kooning at the MOMA. There’s always something interesting for kids to do whether it’s exploring one of the city’s new parks or going to the Big Apple Circus. We also have a little house in the Hamptons and I think the balance is good. They run around on the weekends. D o t h e y e v e r ta g alon g on yo u r t rav e l s ?
All the time! My kids are intrepid travelers now. We went to Morocco over Christmas. They loved it. They’re up for anything which is so great. I took my daughter along with me on a business 74
trip to San Francisco recently. We had so much fun. L e t ’ s talk abo u t t h i s a m az i n g lof t yo u l i v e i n . Ho w d i d yo u f i nd t h e s pa c e ?
It was a lot of space for not a lot of money six years ago. The place was kind of crazy and people couldn’t see past it. We saw a great open space that we wanted to transform. We gutted it and we did it. We renovated for a year. Designing it all from scratch was so much fun. T e ll m e abo u t yo u r l i brary. Y o u h av e q u i t e t h e book c oll e c t i on .
I’ve been collecting them over time. I love to collect vintage cookbooks and
Christiane's Matchbook Questionnaire T e a or c off e e ?
Coffee – when you have two kids you need the extra caffeine. I c oll e c t...
Vintage cookbooks, cutlery and drinking glasses. Fav or i t e c i t y ?
New York, Paris, London, Bangkok, Shanghai, Saigon Spr i n g or fall ?
Spring. When you are from Canada you worship
warm weather. B loo m of c h o i c e ?
G i rl c r u s h ?
B oy c r u s h ?
S t yl e i c on ?
C h i na pat t e rn ?
Pauline de Rothschild My mother-in-law's '60s Royal Doulton. It's got a chocolate brown band. So chic. I ’ m l u s t i n g af t e r …
A trip to Myanmar
Mo s t pr i z e d po s s e s s i on ?
O n w e e k e nd s …
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my first degree was in art history, so a lot are about that. I spend a lot of time at the Strand. I think it’s the greatest place to find vintage cookbooks. I also just love books with beautiful linen covers. I always pick up a book if I’m at a museum exhibition. I go back and look at them for inspiration.
an artist named Robert Swain. They bought it down the street at the OK Harris gallery and brought it all the way back to Canada. It lived there for thirty years and then we brought it back. Now it’s just around the corner from where it was originally purchased. It’s come home.
L a s t, I h av e t o a s k abo u t t h i s a m az i n g p i e c e of ar t abo v e yo u r s ofa .
That is from my husband’s family’s collection. It’s by matchbook
The Matchbook Girl's
Dwell Studio Favorites
A r i on L a m p, $810
O r i on M i rror , $840
B la c k D o t s A r t w ork , $2495 O rnat e B e d, fro m $2175
D rap e r S t r i p e Ash Duvet S e t, $280
Mod e rn B ord e r Tan g e ri n e P i llo w c a s e s , $72
Cor m a c L an t e rn , $390
S c ala K e lly P i llo w, $103
Sheepskin RugS i n g l e , $125
Z e bra A r t w ork , $375
El e p h an t- Gold, $3 9 Uly s s e s P e ndan t, $1580
Ur c h i n O bj e t-W h i t e , $24
Slan t e d Candl eh old e r s -B ra s s , $248 Wy e t h C h a i r , $1650
Ikat B l u e O u t door P o u f, $270
M i lo Coff e e Tabl e - Trave r t i n e , $1950 D rap e r S t r i p e B r i c k R e d R u g , fro m $9 8
J u s t M arr i e d
erin & ben azar The location... The
620 Loft and Garden in New York City, overlooking Fifth Avenue and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. We met... In
college, while working at the same restaurant. We were both wearing ties. The proposal... Was
down on one knee, in the middle of Grand Central Station in New York. My dress… A
Chloe and Reese purchased at Wedding Belles in New Orleans. It felt very "us" because… It was simple,
stylish, and fun and was dedicated to showing off the city we love so much. We honeymooned in…
Photography by: Michael Simon Wedding Photography
Odds & Ends
K atie & Jane 5 share their latest obsessions...
Embroidered Monogram Paperweights, Julia B., $150
Climbing Leopard by Diane von Furstenberg, The Rug Company, ÂŁ6180
"A thoughtful gift for a friend." Katie Leopard Sweater, Equipment, $248
"A fun, plush statement for the living room." Jane
Lanvin Satin Bow Espadrille Thong Sandal, Neiman Marcus, $292
"This sandal can be dressed up or down in a pinch, and look fabulous!" Jane
"This is on the top of my wish list for fall." Katie
Oblong Bike Basket, Le VĂŠlo, $66
Charlton Table Lamp, Circa Lighting, $420
"Aerin Lauder's debut lighting collection for Circa is insanely chic."
"These baskets are handwoven in Ghana and make a colorful statement." Jane
White Notebook, Moleskine, $19
"The classic Moleskine notebooks are now available in a sleek, minimalist white." Katie
Salvador Dali for Schiaparelli Compact, Circa 1935, 1stdibs, Price Upon Request
"I can spend hours getting lost among 1stdibs's spectacular inventory. " Katie
"Gold, and personalized, you can't go wrong!" jane Jennifer Zeuner Three-Initial Monogram Ring, Bergdorfs Goodman, $240
Pimm's Blackberry and Elderflower
"This cool concoction is perfect for August!" jane matchbook
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