ELISE HAMEAU



ELISE HAMEAU
Price Range: $3,500-$5,500

What inspires the woman that you design for?
She’s inspired by freedom, Jane Birkin, Romy Schneider, Godard’s movies and Janis Joplin

If you could describe your brand in 3 words, what would they be?
Poetic, Folk, Romantic

Best dating story?
The day I met my husband in NYC. Instant “coup de foudre”. We went to see the sunrise on the Brooklyn Bridge. Cliché but so romantic.

Who is your Style icon/muse?
I love Romy Schneider in the french movie “La Piscine”. Jane Birkin from the 70’s, Frida Kahlo, Ana Karina, Marianne Faithfull and Joan Baez.

If you weren't a designer, what would you be doing?
My previous life: fashion journalist. Or a writer. In a small stone house in Scotland with a panoramic view over the sea.

Favorite quote?
I would quote Jean Claude Dusse, one famous character from a french movie called "Les Bronzés", that all french people know : « oublie que t’as aucune chance, vas y, fonce ». Litterally it means "Forget you don't stand a chance, go for it" and in the movie, it is in a context of finding women to hook up with, but I feel like it can also it can also mean :  never quit on your dreams.

Fun fact that people wouldn't guess?
I’m very shy! But I hide it well

If you could live anywhere, where would you choose?
New York City or Los Angeles.

The best city you’ve traveled to is…
I recently fell in love with Copenhagen. I also love Berlin for the best parties.

What’s your current happy music?
“Zebra” from Beach House. 

Favorite film & why? 
“Les Chansons d’amour” from Christophe Honoré. I love everything about this movie, and the songs from Alex Beaupain are amazing.

If you could host a dinner with anyone (alive or deceased), whom would it be with?
Yves Saint Laurent, Janis Joplin, Romy Schneider, Christophe Honoré and Alex Beaupain, Emily Brontë. 

What’s the best thing about your job?
Seeing a bride smile when she finds the perfect dress

Advice to LOHO brides:
Keep smiling, and listen to yourself.