It Takes an Army: Lisa Smith-Craig

It Takes an Army: Lisa Smith-Craig
We are super excited and honored to be continuing our "It Takes an Army" interview series with the amazing stylist, Lisa Smith-Craig. Lisa has used Haus of Topper in a lot of her beautiful story telling and she never disappoints. Read a bit about Lisa and what inspires her below. ---- xdtxx
Stylist, Lisa Craig Smith
Name: Lisa Smith-Craig
Instagram: lscstyling & 4seasonstylemgt
HoT: What do you do and what do you love about what you do? 
LSC: I am a Fashion/Wardrobe Stylist & Producer and I love the freedom to create fashion imagery.
Haus of Topper styled by Lisa Smith Craig in Elle magazine
 
HoT: When did you realize/fall in love with what you do and decided to pursue it?
LSC: I loved fashion at young age,  I embellished my looks with safety pins, beads, yarn and whatever I got my hands on!! My mother and grandmother both were seamstresses and they designed some incredible pieces. I decided to pursue fashion after realizing that I loved sourcing and styling friends and colleagues.
Lofficiel styles by Lisa smith Crai
 
HoT: What or who inspires you? 
LSC: Fashion inspires me; bad fashion, good fashion it all ignites creative energy.
 
HoT: We are avid brunchers and are always looking for new places to try. What's your favorite brunch spot in the New York City (nyc, Brooklyn, queens, etc)
LSC: I love Cecil's In Harlem. It has upscale decor, live music and great food..Their spin on chicken and waffles is exquisite.
Cecil's in Harlem at the bar
Cecil's in Harlem
Cecil's in Harlem Brunch spot  
I adore the Cookshop in Meatpacking area. The food is excellent and it is cool people watching spot.
Cookshop Meatpacking District Cookshop Meatpacking district interior Cookshop in Meatpacking districts eats
 
HoT: For a real vacation, there is no place like? and-why
LSC: For me,  I am normally working on vacation so I would say Istanbul & Israel. I love exploring historical places.. but I also want a feeling of a big city too..
 
HoT: What are you reading at the moment? 
LSC: Difficult Women
Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
HoT: Its NYC, everyone has something they do on the side that they are passionate about---- whether a hobby, art, etc etc. What is that for you? 
LSC: I like interior design. I have set up a few homes from purchase and thoroughly enjoyed the experiences...shopping without budget limitations to shopping on a dime 
 
HoT: What would your dream project be?
LSC: I have my dream job
 
HoT: If you could live in another era of Fashion, what would it be?
LSC: 50's...I love the glamour!
 
HoT: You travel a lot. What is the most important thing to have on you while traveling? 
LSC: I always go on tours to learn about the local history, cultural activities and experience 
 
HoT: What do you do to really relax and take your mine off of work?  
LSC: Listen to music, light candles and watch documentaries 
noise magazine styled by lisa smith craig  Lisa Smith Craig styling in Noise Magazine
 
HoT: Musically, Who are your favorites?
LSC: Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Snoh Aalegra, 2Pac, Teena Marie
 
HoT: Explain your style in 3 words
LSC: Black, Minimalist, Black
 
HoT: What are you currently obsessed with?
LSC: Oversized Jackets, capes, kimonos

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