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-- tonight breaking it.
Into the fashion industry's.
There is no such thing as becoming an overnight success especially in this business -- a fashion company is full of long hours knocking on doors.
And persistence with more on -- -- Sulzer jewelry designer and founder of Lulu frost.
And Camille is our -- designer of Camille -- our ski handbags what will be -- great to have you here.
We -- start with you you've been in the business longer since 2004.
How did you break camp.
I got very lucky and I always like to sort of -- this -- that success is sort of opportunity plus preparedness coming together and that's worked really well for me I have you know sort of an antique jewelry bone in my body my grandmother was an antique jewelry business.
And you named your company -- for her -- my nickname is -- -- always husband and her lasting mistrust he brought those two together I wanna turn to -- now see your hand bags are made out of python do even brought.
Yeah I signs I I show I dry -- and so what it looks like before we make people back Saturday.
So this -- -- -- it's so cool.
This is -- hand painted in hand guy in year out.
So it's a really are tiznow technique it's really beautiful you'll see we'll see how soft skin is it's handed down and then -- -- on top.
So really stores this material from I traveled to exotic skin pants in your.
Pricey yes they have and so that's where I do a lot of my mind there and then I worked one on one with -- areas.
Today we can customize colors and textures and he yells how many stores -- UN right now.
I and then overturning five luxury -- -- You are two very young women breaking into this business is as highly competitive.
What do you tell people who come to you and say how do you do this.
I think the most important thing is if you have the passion for it to work at it every single day sometimes these big goals like getting into 25 stores are hundreds sourcing so far often impossible.
But if you're accomplishing just something small each day it adds up to allow.
Time over time absolutely -- you're from Texas to tell me how you came to this point.
I wanted to be in fashion since I was really really smile my family kind of knew I was went into this here.
-- -- and I worked my way you're a bunch of different companies and it within the fashion industry and just about.
A year and a half ago I just decided.
It was time I had a very clear vision -- -- I wanted to brand to be I really it was really important to me that it would be made in the USA so that was kind of one of the first things that I was.
Looking for it was found the right factory in right production and you make it here in New York City -- everything manufactured here in New York City that's amazing he started with a clutch why.
Because that's what I was looking far I want aimed at -- that would that would start as like a great -- bad but also turning tonight because living in you -- that's how my lifestyle hasn't changed.
Pick up -- -- -- and show was the interior there because this is spies inside yes there is a surprise inside and one of my favorite colors is right barring the sale every -- is flying to and really beautiful -- -- in -- there.
That's the signature you always find inside my bags so little.
Pop of color because.
And it's so when you designed these bags.
Do you do it on a computer he sketched out by hand how does that happen everything I do it hands tax and that was really important to me because I think the final product still turns out to be very organic and natural feeling not says -- can try it.
So -- tell me about your collaboration with J.
It's been an amazing journey you're wearing white wearing one of the new pieces they'll be out this coming summer you've also got this incredible piece explained that some of this is a hundred years old.
That's right more than a hundred years this I called the one hung -- your necklace.
And each element is a range of the century history so we have pieces from 1860 through 1960.
On one piece.
Think there's only one of the is now right well there's there's.
All different ones but the concept remains the same but each one has different one of -- kind elements that I used to create it.
Now you're also mentioning one of the pieces over here and called yes it's amazing if you can see these are actually.
Replicas of the Plaza Hotel room numbers on the plaza closer renovation in 2005.
I've got all the -- numbers off the doors.
And -- dependence and that this has been one of our signatures because it's very personal.
It tells a story what kind of hard lessons did you learn along the way.
About making money and not just pretty design that's a huge aspect of you know my business has been transforming from just being a creative sort of designer into Chile being honest -- And focusing on building up -- staff and and seeing them as.
Myself you know there are so crucial to our success I think building up a strong team around use is one of the first steps and that could just be one person at first -- helps you.
Make sure your bills are paid on time in all of the real music gets done.
So you can then be treated the creative what do you focus most on the design or the business.
I would say right now 75%.
Is focused on business -- -- that I have to survive because it.
And that -- -- the status has to be business and I'd say 25% and it is when I'm actually more free and like on the weekends they do a lot of design because.
Everything is kind of -- was ten nobody's you know I'm not getting flooded with emails police say Camille thanks for coming on great job interesting story is really really fun hearing your stories and how you did I know a lot of young women out there.
Well like to hear them as well thank you thank you -- having.
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