|The Dear Stella team. (Lindsay on the left; Jamie on the right)|
Q: What or who would you dedicate this collection to? Do you have an inspiration board?
A: Maasai Mara is dedicated to those who appreciate Ikat & Global fusion but don’t want to spend high-end designer prices on it. Our collection is affordable and fun, allowing the trendy consumer to swap things in and out of their home without breaking the bank.
Q: What is your favorite project using this collection?
A: The quilt from our latest Maasai Mara advertisement. I’d put that on my bed.
Q: If time travel became possible, what year would you want to be in?
A: I have to agree with Jamie. It would be wonderful to be able to go back and be a kid again in the 80’s! But I’d also love to go to the 16th or 17th century for a day or two purely for fashion reasons.
Q: If you had to change your first name what would you change it to?
A: Straw (my maiden name) because everyone calls me that anyway!
Q: What was your favorite childhood TV show?
A: Jetsons, Fraggle Rock, and Kids Incorporated.
Q: Who is the most famous person you have ever met?
A: Although I didn’t get to speak to her, I worked with a floral designer on a Martha Stewart photo shoot for Macy’s a few years ago. I was able to gawk in admiration at Martha but I didn’t dare say anything!
Q: What is your favorite App to play on your phone?
A: Draw Something – it has instantly replaced Words with Friends!
Q: If you could marry a technology, what would it be?
A: I think the answer would have to be my iPhone. I honestly don’t know how I did anything without it. I order groceries, check-in to my gym, and buy a coffee with it!