Ellie Lines is a London-based stylist and founder of the brand Ellie Lines, which proposes 100% silk clothes and with exclusive prints designed by Ellie herself (or, as she told us, from her little granddaughter in very exceptional ways…). She is a lover of colors, of a playful style and of ’60s/’70s inspiration, and we had the chance to meet her in person in London, during our interview with actress Hannah Murray. Keep reading our 5 Flair Minutes With Ellie to find out more about her work and her passions!
Nice to Meet You, I am: Ellie Lines.
Styling that you curated: I recently styled actress Hannah Murray for The Italian Rêve.
How did your passion for styling begin and what was the most beautiful experience that you had over the years?
After my art foundation course, aged 19, I began interning with various magazines, which led to becoming a freelance fashion assistant and styling rolled on from there! I have been very fortunate to have traveled to some beautiful places and worked with some brilliantly talented, creative people.
A person that you loved to work with and one that you would love to do the styling for?
Again, I have been very fortunate to have worked with some incredible women and inspirational children, and I’m not sure if it is fair to call a favorite! The Queen would be quite fabulous to style as she loves a bright color and wears them so well.
“The Queen would be quite fabulous to style as she loves a bright color and wears them so well.”
How has your job as a stylist inspired you in creating the Ellie Lines label?
Over the years, I nurtured my love of vintage dresses and how a good dress should be cut, and that inspired me to create the label.
Among your different collections, what is your favorite one and why? And what’s instead your favorite print to play with?
It is so hard as a designer, as I think your most recent collection is always your current favorite. I still think my very first ‘Shine’ print which became our signature print, is pretty special. We have played with it in different ways over the collections. This season I had a painting by my niece Lola that we used on the Carly and Camilla dresses. She is only 7 years old, it was painted for my birthday, and I knew instantly it would make an incredible print.
We also love your unconventional bride lines! What do you think will be a trend for the bride this spring/summer?
I think that brides are experimenting a lot more with different colors and also some prints.
Three words to describe your personal style.
#Inspo: I wanted to use lots of luxurious fabrics and textures for Hannah Murray’s shooting with The Italian Rêve.
Styling Tip: Always have a couple of good belts in your styling kit, even if it is a good piece of ribbon.
My Favorite Way to Wear it: In a knot.
“Always have a couple of good belts in your styling kit, even if it is a good piece of ribbon.”
Epic Fail While Doing Styling: When you realize you have two left feet in the box….
Your Favorite Fashion Book: Slim Aarons, “Poolside.” It’s not a fashion book but is full of style.
Steal Style: Audrey Hepburn was incredibly chic.
Your Fashion Superpower: I would not say it was a superpower but I can definitely restructure a garment a few sizes too big to fit with some clever pinning.