Actress. Entrepreneur. Artist. Creative Director.
Actress. Entrepreneur. Artist.
Emily Labowe inspires double takes every time she leaves the house—and her striking resemblance to actress and icon Jane Birkin isn’t the only reason why. Her playful irreverence and her down-to-earth approach to beauty are sure to stop you in your tracks as well—not to mention the fact that she’s self-described as a model and actress with a sweet spot for embroidering underwear on the side.
And it’s true. When she’s not popping up in Pepsi ads, Hedi Slimane’s diary, or collaborations with Maje, All Saints, or Lisa Says Gah, Emily is the founder, designer & creative director of Poppy – an interdisciplinary studio producing stream-of-consciousness projects and objects. Labowe incorporates the elements of the “now” into what she creates and collaborates on. Poppy includes a small batch Los Angeles based line of sustainably made embroidered intimates in addition to apparel, publications, and creative direction/consulting services.
Her latest collection, Poppy Bug Exhibit, transports you into the world of bugs! The line includes embroidered insects on Poppy’s classic organic cotton French cut undies, tanks, and caps; along with a collection of museum souvenir-style unisex sweatsuits, tees & keychains. Poppy proudly practices sustainable and environmentally responsible processes, down to low-waste and recyclable packaging. As comfortable, sassy, and playful as Emily herself, they are designed to make you feel good every day—which, Emily knows, is the real secret to feeling sexy.
Blooming into new avenues, Emily introduced Poppy Paper – an art newspaper featuring work from prominent artists around the globe – focusing on interdisciplinary subjects ranging from art, words, and imagery relating to themes of body, femininity, love, heart break, and self-acceptance.
In her time between operating a multi-dimensional creative enterprise and work as a full time model + actress – Emily also conjures abstract compositions through her studio practice as a contemporary artist and painter.
Inspired. Inspiring. Visionary.