Wednesday, January 17, 2007
At the risk of too much information, today is the day that I've decided to share one of my deep dark secrets: I am a complete and total Bedhead fan. It's after 3pm and I'm wearing Bedhead black & white pique paisley pajamas. When I'm not wearing Bedhead's Zebra pjs, I can be found in Spray Blossom or Asian.
In my spare time, I find myself still coveting Lily of the Valley, Rose, and Ming Dynasty...sigh! I admit, I have a serious hard-core pajama problem. Not that I get to indulge every day, but when it's hailing and thundering, as it is here in my part of Los Angeles, it seems to be the perfect excuse to wear pjs. So I feel very lucky to share with you today an interview with Bedhead CEO and designer Renee Claire.
mj: How would you describe your own style?
renee: My own personal style I would describe as funky, edgy with a subtle elegance.
mj: How did you get into designing your own line of pajams?
renee: Prior to designing pajamas I had a dress line for nine years. While shopping for pjs for a trip with friends I realized that there was a position in the market for fine pjs. It was a eureka moment, because I was looking to design something that was print driven, which is my specialty. I started with eight prints and a very tight collection and it has blossomed from there.
mj: Do you have new projects that you're working on?
renee: I am working on creating a very groovy retail store that is fashion and news worthy.
mj: What would your ideal project be?
renee: I believe I am currently working on it!
Here's A FEW THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT RENEE CLAIRE:
A) THE FOUR MOST STYLISH PEOPLE THAT INFLUENCED ME:
1 Angelica Huston
2 Kate Blanchett
3 Miuccia Prada
4 My mother
B) FOUR WAYS THAT STYLE MAKES THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
1 adds luxury to your life
2 bumps up the aesthetic
3 makes one feel hip and now
4 it heightens the sense of self
C) FOUR OF MY FAVORITE DESIGNERS
1 Muiccia Prada
2 Trina Turk
3 Laney (irish knit designer)
4 Tom Ford
D) FOUR JOBS I HAVE HAD IN MY LIFE:
E) FOUR MOVIES I WOULD WATCH OVER AND OVER (AND DO):
1 Night of the Iguana
2 The Servant
3 Little Miss Sunshine
F) FOUR PLACES WHERE I HAVE LIVED:
1 Amherstburg, Ontario Canada
2 Niagara Falls
3 Venice, Ca
4 Cheviot Hills, ca
G) FOUR TV SHOWS I LOVE TO WATCH:
1. I have none, sorry
H) FOUR PLACES I HAVE BEEN ON VACATION IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS:
3. Cairo, Egypt
4. Costa Rica
I) FOUR WEBSITES I VISIT DAILY (Or at least Weekly):
2. Trina Turk
3. 1st dibs.com
4. Daily candy
J) FOUR OF MY FAVORITE FOODS:
1. My husband's breakfasts....
K) FOUR PLACES I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT NOW:
1. I am exactly where I want to be.
Before I sign off, I'll leave you with the Trust Your Style Valentine's Countdown pick of the day:
Viva Las Vegas pajamas available at www.bedheadpjs.com.