When you have friends who own companies or make things — good friends — chances are when something is new or cool you are actually the LAST to know. It makes no sense, but it’s true. Case in point: Lilla P. I’ve known the owners for years, I pop into their office on a weekly basis. But I didn’t notice these two items until I stopped by the retail store for a Pono trunk show.
The first is a knit version of a blazer, fitted, nice detail at the wrist. Will travel really well. Got one on the spot. Check it out here.
The second is a genius top – and unfortunately I’m not sure you can see how genius it is from the photos (see it “live” in their store at 420 W. 14th). It is a knit and silk combo – very Helmut and super chic in black – looks awesome with the right ankle length skinny pant and (of course) jewelry. Got one in each color.
Pieces like this are genius for someone who travels a lot. They either do not wrinkle at all or miraculously de-wrinkle after hanging for a bit, and take up almost no room in a suitcase. Perfect for the minimalist packer who wants each piece to do triple duty or an over-packer like yours truly who wants to fit in as many options as possible.