THE INTERVIEW: LaDiff

June 18th, 2015

Meet Sarah Paxton, Vice President of Sales & Finance at LaDiff in Richmond, Virginia. When she’s not working her way through her “to-do” list at her store, she’s catching up with faraway friends on Facebook, cooking with what’s in the pantry, traveling, or reading historical fiction.

Sarah Paxton on the ferry crossing from NJ to NY to attend last year's ICFF.


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THE INTERVIEW: Timothy Corrigan

June 2nd, 2015

Hailed in Architectural Digest as “Today’s Tastemaker” (and a fan of Ultrasuede®), Timothy Corrigan’s work is showcased in some of the world’s most extraordinary properties with clients including European and Middle Eastern royalty, Hollywood celebrities, and corporate leaders. With offices in both Los Angeles and Paris, his distinctive design philosophy of comfortable elegance in architecture, restoration and interiors has been featured on television and in such prestigious publications as: Elle Decor, The New York Times, Town & Country, Veranda, House Beautiful, Vanity Fair, and Vogue and The Wall Street Journal.

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THE INTERVIEW: Jensen-Lewis

April 29th, 2015

Meet Richard Weyershausen, Sales Manager for Jensen-Lewis on 7th Avenue at 15th Street, New York City’s Contemporary and Modern Furniture Store.

Richard Weyershausen, Sales Manager for Jensen-Lewis

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THE INTERVIEW: Charlotte Moss

April 10th, 2015

Interior Design Icon Charlotte Moss. Image credit: Pieter Estersohn

When we began the process of creating Ultrasuede Interviews, who could have guessed that our very first interview would be with the ever-fabulous Charlotte, whom House Beautiful dubbed “Queen of the Accessories.” Her southern charm is evident from the very moment we begin speaking, and she is as gracious as she is talented. You may know Charlotte as an award winning Interior Designer, but she’s so much more: author, creator, artist, fashionista … but one thing you may not know is that she loves to teach. Read the rest of this entry »

THE INTERVIEW: Hillside Furniture

March 30th, 2015

Meet Jeff Selik, President of Hillside Furniture – Metropolitan Detroit’s largest selection of modern and contemporary furniture. Also known as “The Sofa Man,” Jeff is passionate about bringing beautiful, contemporary furnishings into people’s homes.

Jeff Selik, President of Hillside Furniture

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Fashion Forward Ultrasuede® Design by Halston

March 25th, 2015

Spring is in the air, bringing with it new waves of fashion possibilities. As each season passes, we turn to our closets to see what’s “in” and what is “out.” Yet there are some things that remain timeless … Ultrasuede remains one of those things.

Halston on Display at the Museum at FIT ~ image courtesy of the Trim Queen

Travel to the Museum at FIT and you’ll see a fabulous display of iconic fashion, designed by Yves Saint Laurent + Halston, two designers who defined fashion as we knew it in the 1970s. Halston’s celebrated shirtdress and use of Ultrasuede has proven that classic shapes and textures never go out of style. “Halston’s menswear influence is embodied in his iconic shirtwaist dress—basically a man’s shirt refined, lengthened, belted and ingeniously cut from his beloved Ultrasuede (a fabric soft yet crisp, and quite luxe when quilted)” says The Wall Street Journal of the exhibit.

Halston made Ultrasuede so popular that in 1977, the New York Times referred to it as “the Rolls Royce of Fabrics.” Here’s the full article so you can see for yourself.

Halston in the New York Times, February 26, 1977.

Fast forward to present day and take a look at the runway shows for Spring 2015. Suede is everywhere, and in all forms according to The Style_ist {the Charlotte Observer}. And it’s not just the kind that comes from leather either. Vegan-friendly Ultrasuede is perfect for spring fashions, and cruelty-free to boot.

It’s easy to achieve timeless style at home, too, with Ultrasuede.