Living in Sarah Liller
A good customer and friend posted an amazing blog post today on Medium about how she Sarah Liller has become her uniform. You can see the original article here. Here is a transcript below:
Living in Sarah Liller
My approach to the modern, feminine, grown-up uniform.
As a tech professional, I want to be taken seriously. I want to stand in a room and command respect, to have my ideas heard and arguments debated. And, no matter what anyone says, what you wear plays a part.
For years I have longed for a uniform. Something as iconic as Steve Jobs’ black turtleneck or as simple as Mark Zuckerberg’s gray t-shirt. Something in the spirit of the vest Diane Keaton wore in “Annie Hall”, but with fewer layers. Something that doesn’t remind me of a school girl uniform. A solution that reduces mental load, is machine washable, and has pockets. (Why is it so hard for women to get clothing with pockets?)
I’ve found it. I’ve worn it every day for almost a year, and I am done shopping around for other options. This apparel has gone with me to present to executive boards, stood on stage at conferences, sat down to 3-Star Michelin meals, and worked long hours at the office.
Ladies, I would like to introduce you to Sarah Liller SF.
The Gal Making the Makers Uniform
This heroin of hemlines happens to be a friend of mine. Her stalwart approach to making clothes that are unabashedly feminine and functional sets her apart, and brings me back to buy again and again.
This comes from a person who doesn’t like to shop for clothes. At all. Ever.
When Sarah asked me to try on a dress at her studio for the first time, I was a good friend and dutifully put it on. It was instantly my favorite thing. I took it home immediately, and contacted her shortly after for more of the same in other colors (and a few more in black). I was even brave enough to try on a jumpsuit (featured at the top) because I trusted implicitly that it would fit.
The Backdrop for What is Really Important: You
As a women in the workplace, I am often confronted by advertisements and encouragements to appear appealing, splurge on the latest looks, and to show up wearing something new every day.
I reject this premise. For now I am going to keep it simple, spend less time accumulating clothing, and to get more out of what I own.
These clothes are a canvas, and in them I plan to take over the world.
ps. I would be remiss if I did not give a shout out to a lovely women who has helped me over several decades, without whose advice I would never have given Sarah’s apparel a shot. The lovely Victoria Hitchcock has helped me understand that things do go out of style, that I should never wear yellow near my face, and to try new things. Thank you.
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