Fashion Friday: Interview with Badgley Mishka!

Lucky me, this week I got to send a few interview questions to the design team behind the venerable label Badgley Mishka!  Of course I wanted some inside info on their glamorous gowns, but also about their famously photographed homes! So I asked them a few quick questions, which is a great excuse to post even more glam pictures (especially of that Kentucky home!)

EOS: How did you two get stared designing together?

We met at Parsons while we were both studying there and realized we both had a very similar design aesthetic. After we graduated we went to work for other designers but soon realized that we’d be a great team and that we would rather work for ourselves. That’s how Badgley Mischka was born.

EOS: Your designs are so wearable yet so unbelievably glamorous- clearly you really consider a real woman’s desire and form.  What inspires you to design this way? Any muses in particular?

Our philosophy has always been “one zip and you’re glamorous.” Feeling beautiful in what you wear should not be a chore. We love that when a woman puts on one of our gowns, she is instantly glamorous.

All dresses available through Neiman Marcus


EOS: Since this is an interior design blog, I have to tell you everyone OBSESSSES over your Kentucky home (including me).  Can you tell us about the process of decorating that home?

We loved decorating our Moonstone Farm because it gave us the chance to hunt for great local finds in the Lexington area. Supporting local artists was not only great fun but very important to us.


EOS: Do you still live in that 600 square foot studio in Manhattan? I love how glamorous you made that tiny space feel. Any tips for other people trying to decorate small spaces?

-A lot of people don’t realize when they are looking at an empty small space they have to remember that it will look BIGGER as soon as there is furniture in it.



EOS: What are your favorite items all women should have this fall and winter?

-If a woman is going to invest in one great piece this season it should be a fabulous coat. We feel the “it coat” has become the “it bag.”


Coat available through Neiman Marcus. Amazeballs.

12 Responses to “Fashion Friday: Interview with Badgley Mishka!”

  1. Pal – I love that you are no so big time you are interviewing BM! Yahoo! Their design of the bedroom at Moonstone Farm is one of my all-time favorites. xx, Kate

  2. SHF says:

    Great interview Erin! You were right – teir living spaces are to die for!

    SHF
    thechroniclesofs.blogspot.com

  3. Kristine says:

    Amazing dress selection and interview! I love the pink one and the long black goddess like dress!

  4. bevy says:

    Way to score an interview! Good questions too.

  5. whitney says:

    Great questions, they really do make such amazing clothes and that farm is just so cool. I wish I lived there (or could at least visit).

    Whitney
    seeshopeatdo.com

  6. Lindsay says:

    I’m dying over their Manhattan apartment. Dying!!!

  7. p-l-a-i-d says:

    What a great interview, they really are fabulous!

  8. First, LOVE that they are partners in life and fashion! Second, please post some more small space, big style apartments. Us “tiny dwellers” need as many ideas as we can get! I diiiieee for their apartment it’s BEYOND! #threeLOL

  9. fashion says:

    What’s Going down i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve found It absolutely helpful and it has aided me out loads. I’m hoping to contribute & assist different customers like its helped me. Good job.

  10. Barbara says:

    Great Interview, love both their designs in fashion and interiors! Stop by, Im having a giveaway!

  11. [...] {1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7} [...]

  12. houdini help desk…

    [...]Fashion Friday: Interview with Badgley Mishka! « Elements of Style Blog[...]…