Born in Maputo, Mozambique, Cassi grew up traveling from one exotic place to another. Inspired by the power of objects and textiles to make new places feel familiar, she always finds herself gravitating towards fashion, culture and the arts. Still an avid traveler, Cassi is frequently in Sub-Saharan Africa working with local craftspeople on jewelry projects that focus on incorporating recovered relics and implemting time honored techniques. Currently living in New York, Cassi splits her efforts between freelancing on creative direction projects and working with a vintage archive to provide inspiration to designers. Cassi's next trip will be to Ibo Island where she plans to explore and aid in the conservation of local silver smithing practices. Inspired by cultural preservation, Cassi sees a future for herself collecting and appraising antiques, crafts, and art from Africa and hopes to continue designing one-of-a-kind pieces that successfully blend traditional and modern sensibilities. Scroll down to check out how Cassi styles her stunning disks hoops from Faris.
We've been trolling Instagram for you and came up with some unmined gold! Case in point, ceramicist Jory Shareff. While studying ceramics at a small college in Vermont, Jory made work that discussed how functional objects become embedded in the stories surrounding our memories and personal histories. Since moving to Brooklyn two years ago after an internship with a ceramics publication, Jory creates both functional and sculptural pieces that draw from areas of public and private life. Jory recently concluded an apprenticeship with ceramic artist Romy Northover of No._ Studio and is currently a studio technician at Choplet Ceramics in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She lives with two girlfriends from college and a giant cat, who are all sources of inspiration. Here Jory styles a olive suede C.A.B. bag in and out of her studio. We love her photography style and much her work plays with texture and dimension.
Lucia Zolea is one of our favorite people to follow on Instagram, and we can guarantee she is soon to be one of yours. Currently a student living in Richmond, Virginia, Lucia undeniably represents what LSG is all about; authentic, creative and connected to fashion from an integrious and intelligent place. She is most inspired by the raw, uncomplicated things in life and with an awareness of the power of expression in dressing, Lucia tends to resonate with straightforward clothing - simple cuts, delicate fabric, and complimentary neutrals. She always finishes an outfit by accessorizing with a signature silver staple. Here Lucia styles the Objects Without Meaning Lounge Set with her own vintage and thrift finds. Photographs by Yvette Zolea