Lisa Przystup is a Brooklyn-based writer turned florist turned writer again. She and her musician husband split their time between their Brooklyn apartment and upstate home.
We've photographed Lisa several times before - once for a windswept editorial in NYC, again for Our Muse feature, and a third time here in Nashville for the product imagery on our website. Her look is quintessential Elizabeth Suzann - effortless but intentional, elegant but casual, intriguing but approachable - the kind of woman that you could discuss the depths of life with but also want do karaoke with (even though I'm terrified of karaoke). She is multi-talented and inspires me both philosophically and aesthetically - she writes thought-provoking words, creates beautiful floral arrangements, and has built a picturesque but not stuffy or staged life for herself.
In my mind, Lisa represents a dichotomy I am enamored with - depth and beauty. We visited her home in upstate New York, where she welcomed us warmly and let us take a peek into her world. Everything she has filled her space with has history, and the vignettes in every corner felt organic and lived in. She pottered around the kitchen in a linen tunic (to be released in the future) and canvas Clyde Culottes, trimmed branches and arranged flowers in a hardy Clyde Dress, and took in the afternoon sunlight in a delicate linen Harlow (another future release). A durable Clyde Jacket topped off any outfit with practical pockets.
Lisa's feature provided so much rich texture I was hoping to capture with this campaign - dappled light on rumpled linen, a hand swiping dirt onto sturdy cotton canvas, and the quiet hum of insects and lush green foliage. I love seeing Lisa use our garments on her homestead knowing that she'll also return to Brooklyn with them for the day-time hustle and lingering city evenings.
We asked Lisa what role clothing plays in her life, and here’s what she had to say:
“Clothing is a mood ring. The pieces that I choose to wear are a reflection of my mood. The more layers I have on, the worse my mood is. (I'm looking at you base layer, two sweaters, down puffer, scarf, beanie, gloves, etc., etc.) If I'm wearing a breezy floral dress, you can assume I'm on Cloud 9. If I'm wearing jeans and a tee, you can assume that I'm 110% comfortable in my own skin. If I'm wearing sweats, chances are I'm pouring myself a glass of wine and cuing up Netflix.”
Lisa wears the Clyde Dress in Natural Cotton Canvas (see a similar style here), Sleeveless Placket Top in Ivory Midweight Linen (coming soon), Clyde Culotte in Natural Cotton Canvas, Clyde Jacket in Navy Cotton Canvas, and Harlow Dress in Ivory Midweight Linen.