"I always knew I wanted to do something artistic," Lindsey Lambillotte (left) says, recalling her formative years in a Texan desert town spent drawing and making paper clothes. "And, since my sister Suzan and I were kids, we knew we’d start something together. We just didn’t know what." Eventually, when it was time to decide on a major at Texas Tech, she sort of fell into fashion. "My mom was casually flipping through the majors and said, ‘How about fashion design?’ and I said ‘Well, all right,” she explains.
After leaving Suz behind for life in NYC, Lindsey worked everywhere from Gap to Ralph Lauren—all while moonlighting as a waitress. “I knew I didn’t want to do that anymore,” she explains. And, even though the stars weren’t exactly aligned—”I was so not prepared! But I didn’t know enough about starting a line to be nervous!”—Lindsey and Suz (the more business-minded of the pair) finally launched their namesake line in 2012. And, despite being so green, the cross-country duo had a successful first year—which is great for them and anyone out there in the market for their so-polished, just-feminine silk designs. —erica
BEHIND THE SCENES
Key to the City Lindsey Lambillotte Shows Us Around Her Astoria ‘Hood
Including a sandwich that’ll make your mouth water.
Ok, and a T.V. show thrown in for good measure.