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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    Lady Grey

    Marie Claire: What advice would you give to a young woman who’s looking to start her own business? 

    Sabine: Part of me wants to say just start making stuff. Because that’s what we did—we just started making jewelry. But sometimes I wish we had built a structure before really coming out with our collection. It's hard to say! Because you also want to get a good team behind you and launch it the right way.

    Jill: You need to decide what kind of company and what kind of brand you want to be first, then I think you should keep right on that. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you need someone, if you know someone who does PR or something, ask them, "How do I do this?"

    Kathryn Wirsing
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