As promised last Friday we’re chatting with the founders/designers of SIX1FIVE and giving away one of my favorite pieces from their collection – an edgy, cozy classic sweatshirt perfect for just about any casual, yet chic, occasion.
I was intrigued with the Cissy Jones and Emily Cook business model and their ability to spring-up a brand that has so quickly caught a cult following. Cissy and Emily dwell in Dallas, Texas. I hope you enjoy my chat with the girls.
Oh and let’s not forget that fantastic sweatshirt! Just email, tweet to us or write on our facebook page “sweatshirt” and be automatically entered to win this “must have” Fall find.
1 winner will be announced on cecyj.com next Monday, November 25th, 2013.
How did you dream up Shop SIX1FIVE?
SIX1FIVE WAS CONCEIVED BY EMILY OVER A CHAMPAGNE LUNCH WHILE ON VACATION WITH TWO BEST FRIENDS IN VAIL,COLORADO. ON THE WAY BACK TO DALLAS, EMILY IMMEDIATELY CONTACTED CISSY, A GREAT FRIEND AND TALENTED DESIGNER. CISSY RAN WITH THE IDEA AND EXPANDED IT INTO THE CREATIVE AND COHESIVE LINE IT IS TODAY. SINCE THE PAIR WERE BOTH BORN IN NOVEMBER, THE SCORPIOS DECIDED TO HAVE FUN WITH THEIR BIRTH DATES. NOVEMBER 6+15 TO MAKE THE LABELS NAME SIX1FIVE.
Advice for women starting their own company?
GO FOR IT AND STICK WITH IT. THERE ARE A LOT OF BUMPS IN THE ROAD, BUT YOU MUST PERSEVERE. RECOGNIZE YOUR TALENTS AND USE THEM TO YOUR ADVANTAGE. BE MORE AWARE OF YOUR WEAKNESSES AND FIND A WAY TO CONQUER THEM.
Where is the clothing made? How and where do you source the materials from?
ALL PRODUCTION IS LOCAL IN DALLAS. WE LOVE SUPPORTING OUR CITY AND BEING ABLE TO BE HANDS ON IS A HUGE ADVANTAGE. OUR MATERIALS COME FROM ITALY AND CALIFORNIA AND CISSY SELECTS THE VINTAGE FABRICS THAT LINE THE BAGS AND BLAZERS FROM LOCAL VINTAGE SHOPS
KELLY WEARSTLER + PHILLIP LIM
City you visit for inspiration?
NOT NECESSARILY A CITY, BUT NATURE INSPIRES GREAT COLOR SCHEMES AND FASHION IN GENERAL. IT IS CONSTANTLY INSPIRING. MAGAZINES (BAZAAR, ELLE, VOGUE, W), BOUTIQUES, VINTAGE STORES
Fashion blog we should be following?
LE CATCH, MANREPELLER, SEA OF SHOES
Where can we buy the SIX1FIVE line?
ON-LINE AND AT TRUNK SHOWS AROUND THE COUNTRY. CHECK OUT SIX1FIVE.COM FOR DETAILS AND TO SHOP THE COLLECTION