I LOVE PALM - 10 Year Anniversary Interviews

Interview #9 - Lela Jacobs

Can you tell us a little about your journey with your brand Lela Jacobs?  …… I feel very lucky as I have never had to have that moment that seems awfully common; where one has to put serious energy into figuring out what they want to do with there lives. My journey has always been as a maker and will forever be as a maker.

How long have you been stocked at PALM BOUTIQUE?
Jane and palm have supported me from the beginning i think ……….. around 7 years.

Describe Lela Jacobs in 3 words - textural, minimalist, thoughtful

You have a strong following at PALM, why do you think your brand performs so well with us? ……….. that's lovely to know this ……….. I believe your buyers must be very smart.

What is your favourite new look for the coming season? ………. we have developed a digital print that is made up of photographs taken by my sister and nelson resident of special peoples special rocks …….. this is going to be very fun and is quite bold for us.

What are you working on at the moment? ……………….we are just heading into production for ss16 (Rock Hunter) and have started design for the AW following this. Also we are going to be showing at NZFW this year so we are busy with that also.

Who will always be your icon? ……. Nick Cave ….

What song are you playing on repeat at the moment? back into avant avant website and my records ……… no particular song.  

What are you coveting most right now? ………….possum merino silk socks and saunas.

What are your favourite fabrics? ………. linen …. silk …. possum merino and silk blend ….. cotton silk.

Have you been to Nelson before? If so what was your favourite part? indeed i have ….. both my dad and sister live there ……… love girlies hole and many of the swimming holes…….. the hollow and Palm of course!

What is your guilty pleasure? ………. vegemite and cheese cruskets ……… this probably doesn’t sound that bad but i like them at about 2am  …… sleep eating. 

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Interview #8 - Kate Sylvester



Can you tell us a little about your journey with your brand Kate Sylvester? 
Making clothes has always been my passion so I’m incredibly lucky that I get to do what I love every day

How long have you been stocked at PALM BOUTIQUE? 
Since the beginning of 2008

Describe Kate Sylvester in 3 words - 
Eccentric, beautiful and intelligent 

You have a strong following at PALM, why do you think your brand performs so well with us?
Kate Sylvester is about real clothes for real life, clothes for living in. Timeless classics and longevity, with a contemporary and subtly subversive twist. 

What is your favourite new look for the coming season?

The Pearl Tube Dress, I love the pearl button detailing down the back.

What are you working on at the moment?
Winter 2017

Who will always be your icon?
Coco Chanel

What song are you playing on repeat at the moment?
Gram Parsons ‘A Song For You’ It makes my heart stop 

What are you coveting most right now?
Our woven summer sandals 

What are your favourite fabrics?
Silk and wool

Have you been to Nelson before?
Yes

If so what was your favourite part?
The Abel Tasman National Park

Who would attend your DREAM dinner party?
The authors Donna Tartt & Truman Capote, Nick Cave and Diana Vreeland

What is your guilty pleasure? 
Dark chocolate

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Interview #7 - Juliette Hogan

How long have you been stocked at PALM BOUTIQUE?
Since Summer 2010

Describe Juliette Hogan in 3 words
Contemporary, Minimal, Luxe

You have a strong following at PALM, why do you think your brand performs so well with us?
I design collections that can be built on from season to season - you know when you invest in a piece you’ll have that in your wardrobe from season’s to come.  All of my clothing is designed and produced in NZ as well and I think there is a conscious movement with customers to seek NZ made product.

What is your favourite new look for the coming season?
For SS16 I can’t wait to be wearing our Agatha wrap dress - it’s infinitely flattering.

What are you working on at the moment?
I am currently designing AW17 and we are working on a really exciting project launching in October this year.  

Who will always be your icon?  
I don’t have an icon as such, I find inspiration from my surroundings and the people I surround myself with.

What song are you playing on repeat at the moment?
We have just had a bespoke unit made to house my partners thousands of records that have been sitting in crates - so nothing is on repeat at the moment and we are spending time exploring his huge collection.

What are you coveting most right now?
I am lucky enough to be able to design things that I’m missing in my life.  But I’m really wishing for a little bit more sunshine. 

What are your favourite fabrics?  
I am completely in love with cashmere right now.  I have designed cashmere blankets that can be worn as a scarf, knee blanket or thrown over your bed.  I wear mine back with the matching cashmere sweater.

Have you been to Nelson before? If so what was your favourite part?  
I haven't been for such a long time and am in desperate need of a visit. Hopefully I will get down there soon. 

Who would attend your DREAM dinner party?  
Patti Smith for her tales of the Chelsea Hotel, Andre Aggasi after reading his autobiography, Grace Coddington for her beautiful presence and Michelle Obama.

What is your guilty pleasure?  
Oysters, Kapiti cheese and Amisfield Rose.

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Interview #6 - Liz Findlay from Zambesi

Can you tell us a little about your journey with your brand Zambesi?
Zambesi was established in 1979 with a small boutique in Lorne street, Auckland and a workspace created in our home to create the collections.

How long have you been stocked at PALM BOUTIQUE?
We have been stocked in PALM BOUTIQUE for ten years!

Describe Zambesi in 3 words -
Independent -  enduring  - intuitive

You have a strong following at PALM, why do you think your brand performs so well with us?
I believe that independent stores like PALM build strong relationships with their customers who return time and time again for their personal service.

What is your favourite new look for the coming season?
The ‘BUCKET HAT’  worn with the ‘LADYBIRD’ or ‘ROCKIT’ jacket,  teamed with the ‘BOWED’ or ‘RAPPER’ trouser.

What are you working on at the moment?
I am working on winter 2017 together with Dayne Johnston, our menswear designer.  Loving it already!

Who will always be your icon?
My mother!

What song are you playing on repeat at the moment?
Brown Girl – Aaradhna -  my daughter Sophie is working on the video at home and it is playing on repeat now in my head!

What are you coveting most right now?
Time -  especially with my family!

What are your favourite fabrics?
I love working with natural fibres, pure silk, cotton & wool,  however  I am always looking at new innovative fabrications.  I keep an open mind and consider the possibilities.

Have you been to Nelson before? If so what was your favourite part?
Yes I have!   Friendly people – great food – beautiful waterfront – home of WOW – still much to explore and discover!

Who would attend your DREAM dinner party?
Leonard Cohen

What is your guilty pleasure?
Almonds

 

I LOVE PALM - 10 Year Anniversary Interviews

Interview #5 - Jessica Grubisa from Harman Grubisa


Can you tell us a little about your journey with your brand Harman Grubisa?
Myself and Madeleine (Harman) launched HG in August 2014. After both spending several years working in the industry from trend forecasting, editorial styling & production, we came to a point in our careers where exciting job opportunities would take us overseas -that’s when we decided it was now or never & turned them down to launch HG.

Since then it’s been an amazing journey. We have opened a Flagship store in Auckland,Ponsonby, debuted at NZFW and have just been nominated for the prestigious Woolmark award. 

How long have you been stocked at PALM BOUTIQUE? 
This is our first season being stocked at Palm :)

Describe Harman Grubisa in 3 words -
Beautiful, sophisticated, forward. 

You have a strong following at PALM, why do you think your brand performs so well with us? 
We offer a fresh & different perspective in the form of luxe clothing.

We focus on premium, cut, fabric and style - Our clothes are designed to last more than just a season- they are designed to be kept forever. 


What are you working on at the moment?
We are currently completing our Woolmark submission - Regional final's are in Sydney in July! Our S/S Range ‘’ Feels like Vegas’’ is now in production, and we are currently gearing up for NZFW, which is set to be our biggest show yet. It’s a busy time at HG!

Who will always be your icon?
Always and forever -  Muiccia Prada 

What song are you playing on repeat at the moment? 
One Dance - Drake 

What are you coveting most right now?
My HG Maya Puffer in Cream - So Dreamy 

What are your favourite fabrics?
Silk - And all thing’s wool are divine to work with.

Have you been to Nelson before? If so what was your favourite part?
I have, and of course - Palm Boutique !!

Who would attend your DREAM dinner party?
Andre Leon Talley - Kanye West - Whitney Houston - Madeleine Harman - Miuccia Prada

What is your guilty pleasure?
White Bread