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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