Abigail didn't hold anything back in this interview she is as AMAZING as her clothing! I love that she is inspired from India and her looks are as classic as my fave 40's vintage dresses! Become a Lorick Lady today and check out looks before they come back with GG.
Gossip Girl has become quite a success (I make sure and DVR it every week of course!), did you ever expect it to get to the status it is today? When we signed on for the show we knew it would a hit, but we never thought working with Gossip Girl would be this fabulous and generate so much buzz! What were your thoughts about contributing to Gossip Girl when it first began? I was excited and honored to be involved with Gossip Girl. Everyone working on the show is such a delight…and Blair's style is very LORICK, so we felt it was truly a perfect fit for us.
What do you use as inspiration for your collections? Each season I like to visit a specific environment and then bring that environment to the everyday lives of our ladies. We think about the music she is listening to, her means of transportation, the books she is reading and the art she fancies. We then bring all these components together to create a collection that reflects her environment.
Do you travel for inspiration? If so, where? Yes, I do travel for inspiration. This season, my biggest inspiration is Charleston, South Carolina. India has also always been a huge inspiration for LORICK.
Where do you plan on selling your collection? Barneys, NYC Big Drop, NYC Dear Fieldbinder, Brooklyn We One You Two, DC Who do you see as your customer? She is 18 to 30 years old. She is a classic woman, both educated and respectful. A key detail about our Lorick Lady is that she enjoys getting dressed in the morning and looks forward to playing in the process.
Do you work with celebrities besides the actors on Gossip Girl? Erin Andrews (amazing!), Lindsay Price, and I believe there have been some recent pulls for Drew Barrymore, Katherine Heigl, Stacy London, and Zooey Deschanel.
What do you have in store for us in the future? I am SO excited about Spring 09. The whole collection represents the elegance that woman are capable of carrying throughout all situations and environments.
Where did you go to school for design/or where did you learn how to sew? I went to the fashion institute in New York and I learned to sew when I was younger in the throws of cutting all of my clothes.