Lacie RZ Porta Owner, Framed Florals
For our first socially-distanced Gals in IS, we couldn’t have picked a more flexible, creative partner than Lacie RZ Porta. The woman behind Framed Florals, Lacie artfully preserves flowers from travels, weddings, or your backyard in minimalist frames. We virtually sat down and chatted about life as a solotrepreneur during quarantine, high waisted jeans, and how 90 Day fiancé and homemade sourdough are the not-so-guilty pleasures getting us through these strange times.
HOW HAS YOUR BUSINESS CHANGED SINCE QUARANTINE BEGAN?
A whole lot! When quarantine first began I went through all the stages of “wtf do I do now?” as I feel like everyone did. I tackled all my computer tasks that I could from home, emailed with clients, and then went into sourdough baking mode. Over the last two months things have shifted and pivoted, I made a small collection of frames from home, added a bunch of new things to my site, and just went with the waves of having dozens of postponed weddings. I’ve been so thankful to still have clients send me flowers from elopements and zoom weddings so that has been the bright spot in all of this business wise!
HOW DO YOU STYLE YOUR INDUSTRY STANDARD PIECES?
My IS pieces feel very much “me.” I’m generally a no-fuss kind of dresser, I wear what’s comfortable and easy and effortless. (Which IS totally embodies.) Jeans and a tee are a weekly go-to for me! So styling with my favorite mules, purse (made by my friend Apprvl), and bandana is a classic style choice I make nearly daily!
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER?
WHAT IS SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
That I’ve given myself a tattoo! Totally DIY I stick & poked a tiny heart on my wrist over 10 years ago. It surprisingly still looks so cute.
MID-RISE OR HIGH WAISTED JEANS?
BOYFRIEND OR SKINNY JEAN?
Boyfriend for when I’m trying to be comfy, skinny for when I’m trying to feel more put together!
WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?
90 Day Fiancé.
WHAT’S THE LAST THING YOU COOKED?
Predictable…pizza dough with my sourdough starter!
WHAT DON’T YOU DO?
Eat meat...I’ve been vegetarian more than half my life now.
WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU GOOGLED?
Searching for the best bubble bath soap… bath plus wine and listening to a podcast is my favorite way to end a long day.
DO YOU HAVE A STYLE ICON?
Not exactly one person, but I love the casual cool style of the 70’s. Patti Smith in iconic tees and oversized mens shirts with jeans. Stevie Nicks in flowing dresses and jumpsuits. Even Bruce Springsteen rocking all denim and a leather jacket, so good!
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