When I first opened my store I focused on finding one of a kind, high quality, gorgeous designs, but most importantly they had to be hand made! That’s how I came across Stella and Lori from Israel. These two Israeli sisters, inspired by their two grandmothers (Stella and Lori), embarked on a journey of creating leather products that are high quality, individually tailored and have a unique expression of each individual. These leather goods are for a very sophisticated consumer, not your average logo lover, but the true fashionista.
I leave it to these two very stylish girls to tell you a bit about themselves, and in the process share their secret to simple style.
CB: Describe your personal style :
SAL: The idea behind our personal style is combinations. Rough vs. soft, baggy vs. tight, Modern vs. vintage, minimalism vs. lots of details. We believe these combinations create an interesting and sophisticated look.
CB: Who are your favorite designers?
SAL: The designers that represent for us smart, creative and avant-garde design – out of the box design, are without a doubt the Swiss brothers from “Freitag House”. They use materials remote from the fashion world and yet they manage to turn it to fashionable, now that is pure genius.
CB: Where can we shop in Tel Aviv?
SAL: We love to shop in the flea market in Tel-Aviv, it merges the different worlds and connects between the contrasts and opposites of the city. Vintage items along side with cutting edge boutiques and brings together the various and diverse populations of the city.
CB: Who are your style icons?
SAL: Our grandmas, the dear ladies who immigrated to Israel from Europe, loved and appreciated fashion and knew to use it as a tool to express themselves and to strengthen women and femininity.
CB: Any pieces in your wardrobe you can’t live without?
SAL: Our must have item is the timeless leather jacket. We each have our favorite leather jacket that upgrades every appearance and with each passing year just seems to look better.
CB: Any recent purchases?
SAL: Another passion of ours, to be more exact addiction, is our love to wrapping and paper products. We recently purchased through Etsy (an amazing shopping site) lots of these products – yeah it is a weakness.
CB: Why shop at Stella and Lori?
SAL: To shop at Stella and Lori means that you appreciate design, uncompromising quality, style and originality. You are bold and your personal taste shows it.
CB: What is the best thing about your job?
SAL: Everything! We love our job. Love working together, the raw materials we use, the creation and working with our customers.
CB: Any beauty products you want to recommend?
SAL:“The Cajun Shrimp OPI” nail polish – a classic color with a twist and a pretty funny name.
CB: What things (in life) you can’t live without.
OR… pass by my studio and snatch their wallets and bags! 🙂