MAKING IT WORK: UP-AND-COMING PALM BEACHES FASHION DESIGNERS
July 26, 2018 These South Florida designers have an eye for fresh fashion with local flair.
In the Saddle - Palm Beach Illustrated ArticleIn November, she launched Milou Palm Beach, a chic clothing and accessories boutique in The Esplanade on Worth Avenue. "I found a loyal following and always wanted to be in Palm Beach because ii is close to home," she notes. A portmanteau of the beginnings of her and her husband's first names, Milou is filled with cotton linen dresses, skirts, shirts, jackets, hats, jewelry, shoes, leather bags, and more.
"Fashion is a passion where I curate equestrian inspired, seasonless pieces for the woman who travels the world, and I also create baby dresses and outfits in several styles inspired by my children," de Guardiola says. "My newest design project is a line of scented candles."
Since adding the demands of fashion design and running an online and retail boutique, she admits her life is crazy. "I am busy," says de Guardiola, who Jives with her family on a Wellington farm that includes a beautiful barn with 24 stalls. "I love everything about horses, fashion design, operating a boutique, doting on my family, and raising my kids the way my mom raised me."
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Ringside Chat: Lourdes de Guardiola
Wellington native Lourdes de Guardiola is easily one one of the busiest people we know. The mother of three is an equestrian, entrepreneur, and teacher. Whether she’s on the horse or cheering on her husband and students from the sidelines, one thing’s for certain—her Free x Rein favorites are going with her. Get to know Lourdes, below. Read full article here.
The polo scene is more Wellington than Palm Beach, but Lourdes de Guardiola has managed to bring an equestrian flair to the island.
On Wednesday, the former equestrian show jumper and coach hosted a trunk show at the Meat Market with collections from her online specialty boutique Milou Palm Beach.
Her focus is seasonless clothing with both bohemian and polo chic, a.k.a lots of linen and leather.
“I carry designers that match the equestrian lifestyle,” de Guardiola said.
Milou Palm Beach and founder Lourdes in Palm Beach Article by Altima. See post for article.
The brainchild of Lourdes de Guardiola, Milou’s curated collection is often described as chic, timeless, with an equestrian twist. Daughter of one of Wellington’s pioneer developers, horses became Lourdes’s life at the age of six, ultimately giving way to a successful 15 year career in the show jumping business.
“My husband Michael Morrissey and I have travelled the globe winning championships in the hunters, jumpers and equitation. Michael is a proven international show jumper... Read Full Article