Singer Mary Lambert, known for her poignant songwriting, knack for the spoken word, and body positive outlook is one of our favorite artists. Mary has been back at making new music, and we could not be more excited. We partnered with the gorgeous, warm, and inspiring singer to put together the looks for her upcoming video (coming soon!). In addition to wearing some Gwynnie Bee favorites, our design team created a one-of-a-kind crop top, exclusively for Mary and her video.
Watch Mary chat about her experience wearing GB on set below, and then read on to learn more about the crop top we made just for her.
Mary’s Exclusive Crop Top
This is not the first design our team has made exclusively for a lady we love. This past fall, our team designed a special red carpet dress for Sol Miranda for the Emmys. We chatted with team member Doni Jantzen to fill us in on all the best parts making this very special piece for Mary!
On Creating GB Exclusives:
“Our team really enjoys the opportunity to make a custom piece. Our day-to-day is focused on what pieces we think work well for all members, so being able to focus on one person really allows us to push ourselves creatively. It’s also a really fun experience to see someone’s reaction in person. Knowing we made them feel great is rewarding.”
On the Design Process:
“We met Mary on a call for a brainstorming session. She told us she was looking for a piece that spoke to a fierce/badass persona. Our designer honed in on the perfect vibe: ‘chic video game superhero’. We sketched several options from basic and sleek black pieces to asymmetrical crops with feathers and hardware embellishments. Mary landed on a black ponte crop tank with a faux leather halter overlay. Mixing fabrics and cutouts are having their fashion moment currently, so we also wanted to make sure this was a fashion relevant piece.”
On Working with Mary:
“Mary was an absolute pleasure. She is genuine, bubbly, friendly, and thoughtfully creative. Our team was given a bold task: turn around a custom piece in only a week with just one fitting. Sounds crazy, but we are used to that sort of excitement at Gwynnie Bee and embraced the challenge. We won’t lie, we were a bit starstruck too, Mary has that ‘it’ factor, but she’s also quite laid back and friendly. She absolutely loved the piece. ”
Congratulations on your upcoming video, Mary! We’ve loved working with you.
Special thanks to the Gwynnie Bee Design Team:
Kazuki Kozuru-Salifoska (Designer)
Elizabeth Sonii (Pattern Maker)
Irma Lezama (Sample-Hand)
Doni Jantzen (Stylist)