Fun! Flirty! Retro! Rock & Roll!
Best-known as the creator of pop star Katy Perry’s iconic fruit-inspired ensembles, fashion designer Julie Mollo is the go-to stylist for rockstars and party girls looking to make a brazen statement. Her witty, inventive take on retro fashion guarantees a standout look in a sea of similarity.
Since getting the gig to dress Katy Perry while still a student at Pratt Institute, Mollo’s designs have been widely featured on television and in print. Glamour, Nylon, Entertainment Weekly, MSNBC and The Boston Globe are only a few of the notable media outlets that have documented her style legacy.
julie in her home. image via brownstoner
Growing up in the tiny town of Grafton in Massachusetts, the stylist was encouraged by family members to create her own style philosophy. Her grandmother was a skilled seamstress who made all of her daughter's childhood clothing and her mother hand-made crafts. Their individualism inspired the D.I.Y. queen in the budding designer and she often altered clothes to her own aesthetic.
The recognizable, expressive shapes that have covered her starlet’s frocks for years have crept off of the stage and into the hands of thousands of fun-time girls and style rebels everywhere on glittery vinyl clutches. Her first clutch design, the flamingo, was an instant hit and Julie expand- ed her accessories line with every retail pop up shop that she opened. Her business grew exponentially with the introduction of these sparkly party bags that bring a smile to the face of everyone who sees them. In another life, Julie would have been a rock star, but in this lifetime she has decided to make items that rock.
bio by ada @ plume & ink copy