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Inside Job

A Day in the Life with Eayrslee

Inside Job BY jiayi ying 05/01/2012

No surprise here: Mimi Eayrs and Joanne Lee—the ladies behind Eayrslee, a line of sleekly functional bags you want to carry around the clock—are a busy pair. On top of brainstorming for lookbook shoots in their Brooklyn studio, scouting trade shows for drool-worthy leathers (stingray! ostrich! crocodile!), and working on some pretty sweet collabs (ahem, this one included), they’re up to, oh, a million other things. Joanne lets us in on the action. 


Mimi all plugged in.

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12:00PM - “Jeralyn Gerba from Fathom—a website for travelers in the know—came by for a studio tour. They’re introducing our Fall 2012 line through our recent trip to Argentina where we had fun sourcing exotic leathers and neon hardware.”


1:30PM - “Our good friend Marina Munoz stopped by. She’s an incredible stylist and has been wanting to make belts for a while, so we’re working on some ideas for a collaboration. One of the best things about having our own line is that we get to work with a lot of amazingly talented friends and build a creative community together.”


2:30PM - “An Eayrslee Friday is not complete without a burger and fries lunch. Our favorite is Five Leaves, where we started the line, handily located around the corner from our Williamsburg studio.”


4:00PM - “Sketches! We are designing some limited-edition canvas bags for fall. It’s going to be a very small run—all of the bags will be made in Brooklyn, by our very own hands.”


Christine, checkin’ out Eayrslee fall 2012 goodies.

5:00PM - “Christine Yoon lives down the street from us—and runs a rad line called BHON with her sister. It’s great to have other designer friends in the neighborhood to share the joys and pains of running a line. She is curating an independent designers sale event in a really cool space in Soho coming up soon—and we’re part of it!” [Ed: Keep your eyes peeled for updates!]


7:30PM - “Gossiping by the water cooler, tying up loose ends, and saying goodnight to our studiomate Lucio Castro.”

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