profile: sue stemp of st. roche clothing

there is not one thing we don’t love about the inspiration behind St. Roche clothing. the line’s influence of east cost chic and west coast chill, infused with an english eccentricity and rock & roll edge have the deuxmoi gals crazed for pieces like their block print peasant dresses. sienna, kate and nicole (ya know, our main style crushes) would look drop dead in any of St. Roche’s easy silhouettes that immediately conjure an easy boho glam.

in addition to the beautiful hand-crafted details of St. Roche clothing, this line is also eco-friendly. they use GOTS certified organically grown cottons and their tie-dyes are produced in a local solar-powered dye house that use innovative methods of dyeing with low impact dyes that are friendlier to the environment. AND St. Roche’s packaging is made from re-cycled paper. when wearing St. Roche you can look fab and protect the environment!

St. Roche was launched in 2014 by Sue Stemp and Paud Roche. Sue is an English womenswear designer and member of the cfda with experience working for daryl k, tocca and alexander mcqueen amongst others. in 2005 she successfully launched her namesake label with her partner Paud, selling to an international clientele and showing at new york fashion week.

in 2009 Sue and Paud moved to los angeles where Sue felt she no longer had a wardrobe versatile enough for her lifestyle as a working mom of two little kiddos. drawing on their unique global influences, personal style and ethics, Sue and Paud launched the St. Roche brand with a Resort 2015 collection. working with carefully selected manufacturing partners in india and la who are committed to ethical labor practices, St. Roche was conceived with love: unique in design, and gorgeously green. learn more about Sue below and shop for St. Roche clothing at www.st-roche.com

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sue’s favorites:

St Roche piece to look sassy yet sweet on date night:
the Fiona Dress, off-the shoulder, midi length with a thigh high slit. in hand dyed Shibori technique on organic cotton voile. comes in kingfisher blue / ivory and black / ivory

St Roche piece to wear while brunching al fresco:
the Andie Jumpsuit, hand tie-dyed washed silk. a short, slouchy jumpsuit. comes in indigo / sky blue / ivory and black / violet / ivory

St Roche piece to wear on girls’ night out:
the Bobby Tank with the Maude Mini. embroidered with metal sequins, rajasthani tassels and mirrors. both are in black / gold or ivory / silver

St Roche piece to wear to a bridal or baby shower:
the Paysanne Dress. it’s a midi length dress with ¾ length sleeves. in hand block-printed “Bees” design on organic cotton voile. comes in indigo / ivory and plum / ivory

St Roche piece to wear to the beach:
the Donna Shirtdress. easy oversize shirtdress in organic cotton voile with hand dyed Shibori technique pattern. comes in kingfisher blue / ivory and black / ivory

St Roche piece to wear in the country:
the Hoodie Poncho in french cotton terry with a cool fishbone inspired engineered screen print in the hem and a kangaroo pocket. comes in ivory or black

fashion designer:
zandra rhodes has always been a major inspiration. i mostly wear isabel mar ant, rag and bone and vintage mixed in with St. Roche.

shoe designer:
i always love chloe shoes and for the summer k. jacques sandals

handbag designer :
celine. i also love buying bags whenever i’m away on vacation: something local and handmade.

t-shirt designer:
either a vintage tee or atm

sneaker brand:
nike

scent:
floral mixed with something heavier. i love tuberose, jasmine, ambre. fracas is an all time fave. for home scent, santa maria novella armenia papers.

beauty products:
embryolisse moisturizer, and all weleda products

makeup:
i can’t live without ysl touche éclat concealer

nail color:
i always wear essie. either a classic red or heavy glitter, especially on my toes.

hair products:
kiehl’s amino acid shampoo and conditioner

hair salon:
a friend cuts and colours my hair at home, i rarely go to a salon.

vacation spot:
tulum, deia majorca, big sur and kerala, india

hotel:
chateau marmont

restaurant:
pace, my local farm to table restaurant in laurel canyon. i also love the oyster bar in grand central station, it’s a classic.

magazine:
love, another, purple fashion, violet, the gentlewoman, dwell, t magazine and vogue

gadget:
my i-phone and i still always carry a camera, either my canon power shot s95 or the sony alpha a6000

splurge:
traveling and stella mccartney kids clothes for my children Kitty and Harmony

5 questions with sue:

who is your hollywood crush?
johnny depp

how would you describe your style?
free-spirited, eclectic, relaxed and feminine with a rock and roll edge

what is your secret obsession?
uk grazia magazine and cadbury’s dairy milk chocolate

biggest turn on:
a beach with a bar and a fish shack

(fill in this sentence) i would just about do anything for…
a spa vacation right now. any coqui coqui in mexico would do nicely.