All the single ladies of Lisa Pearl‘s latest accessory collection are giving good face
Produced, written, directed and styled by Brian Patrick Flynn with photography by Sarah Dorio
Someday I’d love to walk into a big ass fancy mansion and empty a paintball gun laden with hot pink latex ammunition. While ultra formal, luxurious spaces are often jaw-dropping, they sometimes make me want to clock ultra-privileged, silver-spoon-fed owners over the head with their pompous $15,000 flatware. Glamour is so much more interesting when juxtaposed with something raw. ENTER Lisa Pearl.
Lisa photographs beautifully mysterious subjects, then prints their images as bold textiles with glamorous finishes. Months after our first East Coast encounter, Ms. Pearl relocated to Los Angeles to stock hotspots Fred Segal [Melrose] and Barney’s [Beverly Hills] with her latest line, Hot & Cold. Current subject? Mannequins bedecked with dramatic makeup and jewelry fit for Hollywood royalty. Lisa’s style isn’t necessarily for the faint of heart, but this girl is the driving force behind a gorgeously daring new style and I plan on joining her for the ride.
Lady in red
Dramatic pops of red pack punch into a variety of styles from the Hot & Cold collection. Each dollface delivers a dose of androgynous graphic impact sure to spark conversation between guests.
1. Angelica Quad Face on Color is pictured perched on a black and white loveseat 2. Double vision of Blondie: on the left donning a technicolor dreamcoat sits Blondie Full Face in Color on Silver while on the right Blondie Full Face Black and White on Silver poses patiently 3. Angelica shapeshifts into Angelica Full Face Lumbar in Color on White atop the black and white sofa 4. Blondie Quad Face in Color on Silver lays on the salt and pepper silk shag carpet 5. The fifth lady [resting in the right hand corner of the sofa] is Martine Full Face Lumbar in Color on White
[NOTE: silver versions of Lisa's lovely ladies are limited so it's smart to act fast if you wanna "bring her home to Momma".]
She’s gotcha covered
My photographer and I got a first-hand look at the Joan Jett-esque designer’s latest venture, Lisa Pearl furniture. A woman after my own heart, Pearl sticks with all things vintage or custom and [in Hot & Cold fashion] is a stickler for black and white. Although pillows are her main focus [for now], custom upholstered Lisa Pearl vintage furnishings are making their way into LA’s finest—and edgiest—homes. As a pseudo-stylist, do I wanna punch myself in the face for not placing the damn tulips front and center on the coffee table? Sure I do; however, the pink pretties would have blocked the focus of our story, pillows. But enough about pink, let’s keep this about Pearl.
Sit and spin
A Martine Quad Face in Color Plush Sueded Velvet pillow rests on a Pearl-infused vintage swivel armchair updated with Angelica Geometric Face on PVC-free Faux Leather [limited quantity]. Got your own furniture but crave Lisa’s upholstery? [a] we like your way of thinking [b] inquiring minds can set this up through the site’s custom page. Lisa’s team will also fabricate custom pieces from scratch.
Bust out the good silver
Sirens of the silver screen are good n’ plenty at Lisa Pearl. With these hotties in the house, there’s never an excuse NOT to use the good silver.
1. Martine Full Face on White Plush Sueded Velvet leans more on the black and white side; however, the fancy bling around-the-collar reads silver even to the color blind 2. Angelica Full Face Lumbar on Silver gives major attitude to any piece of furniture 3. On the floor lays Martine Quad on Silver next to 4. Blondie Geometric Face on Silver 5. Blondie Full Face on Silver 6. Blondie Quad on Silver [NOTE: before getting too excited about going platinum, keep in mind limited availability of Lisa Pearl pillows in silver]
All hung up
We intended to stay focused on Hot & Cold but couldn’t resist zooming in on Lisa’s work from other collections. The similarities between collections new and old are quite strong; however, Lisa’s printing material couldn’t be more different. Heavyweight satin won as the previous textile of choice for Lisa’s wall prints but was voted off the island for plush sueded velvet [on which every style of the Hot & Cold collection is available]. Sure, Lisa Pearl wall prints are so-last-season BUT can be requested as limited availability special orders. Our very last material girl [photo directly above] is Barbie Hearts Lisa Pearl [plastic/Mattel/dates Ken/sister to Skipper] which was commissioned for the plastic wonder’s 50th anniversary.
As we asked the real Lisa Pearl to please stand up, we noticed that [a] she’s every bit as attractive as all the single ladies she designs and [b] she can also probably kick your ass.