Inside The Studio With Lady Grey

After meeting at school in Boston, designers Jill Martinelli and Sabine Le Guyader discovered that they not only shared the same aesthetic, they shared the same entrepreneurial spirit. The ladies made the move to New York after graduating, and immediately began production on their line, Lady Grey. Martinelli and Le Guyader invited us into their Brooklyn studio space, and spoke to us about their experiences as female business owners, how they get inspired, and what it's like working with a best friend.. Photography by Kathryn Wirsing.

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    Marie Claire: Is there something you wish you'd known about the industry before starting your own brand?

    Jill & Sabine: We were always so shy when we started. We didn’t want to ask anyone for help or ask questions because we just felt intimidated that we didn’t know much about business. We had a lot of friends in the business but we would never reach out for help. Now meeting people, they are always asking us for advice. Like our friends who started companies, we told them it was great that they asked because we never did. It wasn’t until recently that we started reaching out and opening up to people. Everyone wants to help. 

    Kathryn Wirsing
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