Summers Fridays with Daisy Hartmann and Elizabeth NeSmith of Daisy & Elizabeth

Daisy and Elizabeth Lingerie

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Daisy & Elizabeth. They turn up the heat on All-American with their playful, free-spirited lingerie and swimwear label. For our Summer Fridays feature, we got to know more about Daisy Hartmann and Elizabeth NeSmith and soon you’ll see how two girls raised below the Mason-Dixon have taken a few Southern inspirations to build their made in New York brand.

What is your favorite Daisy & Elizabeth piece and how do you wear it? 

Daisy: Our Vintage Revival Harley-Davidson Halters! They’re super comfy and easy to throw on especially in this muggy heat. I usually pair it with some high waisted denim shorts and cowgirl boots.

Elizabeth: Our Pretty Little Mama bralette with leather fringe on the side. It’s great under my band tees that I have cut low down the sides. Love showing off the fringe detail.

Favorite food?

Daisy: Granola with fruit and yogurt

Elizabeth: My mama’s cookin

Favorite drink? 

Daisy: Iced Coffee with soymilk

Elizabeth: Diet Coke

Favorite local spot?

Daisy: Skinny Dennis in Williamsburg.

Elizabeth: Stella Dallas vintage store in Williamsburg. The have the best cheap vintage cowboy boots.

Where do you go to relax? 

Daisy: To a yoga class or just in front of the air conditioner.

Elizabeth: Love going to the beach.

Summer inspiration?

Daisy: We recently took a trip to LA where we visited the J. Paul Getty Museum of Art, and without giving away too much, we definitely found our inspiration for Fall 2014 at one of the exhibits! But the museum as whole is just such a gorgeous, tranquil place to visit.

Elizabeth: Our spring 14 collection is inspired by 70’s rock band and groupie style and western wear details. So this summer I’ve just been obsessed with collecting pieces clothing, shoes, jewelry, house decor etc that inspire me while working on this next collection.

Favorite summer song?

Daisy: “Birmingham” by Shovels and Rope

Elizabeth: “Little Red Boots” by Lindi Ortega

What’s Next?

Daisy: Well in the most immediate future, we’re hosting a post July 4th sample sale and party in Brooklyn at Cobra Club this Sunday! After that it’s just back to the grind with everything for our SS14 collection plus a few exciting collabs in the work.

Elizabeth: In addition to our full Spring 2014 collection we are also working on a capsule collection collaboration with Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What.com We are super excited to revamp our vintage revival collection with her!

Learn more about this emerging designer label at  Daisy & Elizabeth.

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