NOTRE GANGIRL DE FEVRIER: MARIE SOPHIE LOCKHART
CAn you tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Marie Sophie Lockhart. i’m A French artist based in NYC. I have my own company, I do hand embroidery and artwork for many brands & artists, I wake up everyday doing what I love and I'M really greatful for that!
We love your embroideries! What made yOu start this business in the first place?
Merci, i found an embroidery hoop & threads at the Salvation Army I just wanted to make things for my friends and family At first and try a new media to express myself. I got hooked and started to embroider pretty much everything, it was at a time in my life where I was looking for lots of answers ( still looking ! ). Embroidery helped ME being focusED and put me into this meditative state that I was looking for.
Now that the Valentine's Day is coming, what are your expectations from this day?
I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, I hope I'll have a good day like every OTHER DAY.
How would you describe your personal style?
Classic and funky OR funky and classic.
What are the essentials of your wardrobe?
Vintage & designers.
Denim, linen, suede and corduroy as main fabrics.
Workwear & handmade.
What’s your top 3 places to visit when in Paris and when in NYC?
My grandmother’s house (suburbs)
Any good bakery / market ( I do miss French food every single day)
Museums (cause we have the best museums)
My home (Bed-stuy)
When making embroidery design, where do you take your inspirations from?
Books & life are my main inspiration, i have a big collection of books I always use them as guidance when I want to start a new project, also life, just walking on the street of NY or whereever I am in the world. I travel a lot and i'm always looking for inspiration in everything, I keep my eyes wide open.
I am lucky to be in NY, we have so many incredible art and museums. sometime a subway ride can take you further than any plane ticket.