The lovely ladies behind the fun and playful brand, Frieda & Nellie, sit down with us and open up about what inspires their bright and bold baubles.


What pieces and/or designers in your closet do you find yourself wearing again and again?

Sarah: Lucchese cowboy boots, I wear them out and buy another pair.  Also, I have a vintage sterling and turquoise concho belt that I have had for fifteen years and I wear it just as much now as I did the day I got it.


Stacy: Vintage Rod Stewart baseball T ( was my sister's shirt in high school, I wanted it so badly she finally gave it to me last year…I live in it), black Chanel ballet flats (set a goal, worked realllly hard, reached the goal and bought myself the flats. Waahoo), J Brand jeans that fit me really well, Alice and Olivia dresses fit me well and are chic and groovy. I like them a lot.

Currently living in our turquoise disco cowgirl earrings.





Favorite dining spots?

Sarah: I really love to cook, and have recently been picking it back up, so I guess home!


Stacy: Bohemian is a favorite Japanese hidden gem in NoHo

Salud on Thompson Street makes kick ass, fresh and invigorating smoothies

Matzoh ball soup and a smoked meat sandwich from Mile End on Bond Street is delish

Ben and Jerry’s Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch ice cream in my jammies on my couch





Where in the world do you travel to for peace of mind?

Sarah: I love Michael’s, I feel at home at any arts and crafts store.


Stacy: Colorado. where I was born and raised. I love the mountains all year round. Also, I'm a beach-loving mermaid during the summer. Sun, sand and sea + me = love!





What’s currently on your nightstand?

Sarah: My grandmother’s silver candelabras, my mom's vintage jewelry box, and Vaseline


Stacy: Eimear Lynch’s new and wonderful book, The Bridesmaids: True Tales of Love, Envy, Loyalty . . . and Terrible Dresses; Rosebud Salve and a mini Dyptique rose candle.





Workout regimen?

Sarah: Wish I had one. I walk a lot but no regimen.


Stacy: Physique 57 and  Soul Cycle on a weekly basis keep me sane. I love the classes, love the instructors and the tunes. I also love running outside and popping into a yoga class every couple of weeks.





In terms of emerging designers, who is reinventing the wheel?

Sarah: This one is really hard.  There are so many talented designers out there.  Our friend Loni Edwards has a handbag line called Empowered, that charges your devices. I think it is such a smart idea, as well as a useful one.


Stacy: Yay, Loni ( INSERT RAISE THE ROOF EMOJI HERE) #girlsruletheworld

Katie Ermilio is making beautiful clothing.

Hmm. Not an emerging designer, but I have always found Norma Kamali incredibly innovative and unique. She has been around for a long time and I find her designs memorable and refreshing.





Any beauty rituals you swear by?

Sarah:  I love Vaseline, and I never go to bed without washing my face.


Stacy: Sleep, long baths, and occasional blowouts are life changing. A little red lipstick makes me feel a lot more put together!






What music are you currently listening to?

Sarah: I am always down for the 90’s station, it’s always upbeat and gets me going.

Stacy: BEYONCE! Also, listening to Alabama Shakes, DIXIE CHICKS, Chromeo, some Jack Johnson and Dave Mathews.




Any art galleries you frequent? Who is hanging on your walls?

Sarah:  I don’t frequent any, but I really love Paul Kasmin and PK Shop is adorable.  I am from a family of artists, so I have a lot of their work, as well as my own paintings hanging.


Stacy: Hard but great question! 

Agree with Sar…Paul Kasmin gallery and shop are groovy.  I fell in love with an Erik Parker painting/collage they had at Frieze this year.

Colorado artist Louis Recchia is a favorite of mine.  My parents gave my husband our first piece of his about 2 years ago. So incredible. #InspireFire

Children’s illustrator Dallas Clayton. Follow him on Instagram. He's a super talented and inspiring guy.




Go-to libation?

Sarah:  Water and Wine (red)!

Stacy:  Pellegrino, in iced skim latte with two splenda please and Rose in the summah time!





What film could you watch over and over?

Sarah:  The original Annie and Shrek. I love kids movies.

Stacy: Now and Then, Clueless, Monsoon Wedding and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. 


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