Sarah Pedinotti, wearing the Flora shirt from our SS/14 women’s collection, on Bond Street in New York City. Photograph by Nina Westervelt
The sixth post in a series celebrating key pieces from the Billy Reid SS14 collection, worn by friends and customers of our New York City shop and photographed by Nina Westervelt. Today, musician Sarah Pedinotti wears our Flora shirt, which features a geometric mustard and white scarf print.
Name: Sarah Pedinotti
Occupation: Front woman for the Brooklyn-based experimental pop band Lip Talk. (New York friends might recognize Sarah from our Bond Street store, where she works part-time.)
Wearing: Our Flora shirt in a gold scarf print, with our Maxine pant and Lena dress layered as an overcoat. Says Sarah: “Jimi Hendrix would probably wear this, so that’s awesome.”
Her style: “Norm-core meets a creepy preschooler who believes in magic and superheroes and just learned to dress herself.”
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Three words that describe your relationship with the City: Delicious, nutritious, carcinogen.
Her neighborhood and why she loves it: “I live in the industrial zone on the border of Greenpoint and Bushwick/East Williamsburg. The scrap metal shops and stray cats are pretty friendly. But really, the old trees in McGolrick Park have the most redemptive quality. When I see them, I like living here.”
A great “only in New York” experience you’ve had recently: “There was something very New York about meeting Kenny Wolleson for the first time. He’s an incredible drummer/percussionist/artist who, since the early ’90s has been a huge part of NYC’s avant-garde, downtown jazz, punk and everything-in-between music scene, playing with Tom Waits, Sean Lennon, Ricky Lee Jones, John Zorn, and many, many more. He’s also in Sex Mob. Anyway, one night I unexpectedly got a call from a drummer friend, Jeremy Gustin, asking if I’d like to have dinner in the West Village with him and Kenny. I’m biased, obviously, but real musicians are often very interesting humans, and Kenny is the real deal: very humble and kind, but so creative and badass.”