Meet Miss Larroudé, Batsheva Hay
Equal parts Victorian design and prairie sensibility, Batsheva Hay has reimagined and rethought the traditions of feminine dressing with her namesake line. We spoke with this force in fashion to hear how she got he start, what inspires her, and her pinch-me career moment.
Where do you live?
Upper West Side, NYC.
What is your job title?
Favorite Larroude shoe for Fall?
The Blair Block in Silver.
What excites you about Fall?
The leaves changing color and apple picking.
Favorite restaurant/dish in your city?
Anything at abcV.
IG Account(s) you follow for Inspo:
@smeszaros has the best photo inspo.
What inspires you?
Old photos and vintage clothes.
How did you get your start?
I quit my job as a lawyer and got into designing clothes for myself and haven’t looked back since.
Piece of advice for your younger self / One thing you wish you knew when you were first starting out?
Don’t listen to anyone else and trust your gut.
What does a typical day at work look like?
I do it all at the studio, from picking out fabrics to working on photoshoots. Some of my best moments happen when I am working with my patternmaker or my sample seamstress coming up with new ideas and combos.
What are some of the biggest challenges you face in your industry?
I am starting to get used to the ups and downs, particularly with wholesale. The thing I am most focused on is understanding my customer and trying to cater to what she wants.
What is one of your biggest successes so far?
Dressing SJP, I love her so much.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Doing the same.
What’s your go-to Spotify Playlist?
I am embarrassed to say but I don’t listen to music that much. I prefer news podcasts. I like information.
What is your fashion uniform?
A fun frilly dress.