Actress. Entrepreneur. Undie 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 or in Hedi Slimane’s diary, Emily is the embroidery machine behind Poppy Undies, a collection of underwear she embroiders by hand. Forsaking stencils and relying on free-flowing inspiration, each pair of Poppy Undies is one-of-a-kind—a fact that brings an appropriate (or is it inappropriate?) intimacy to her intimates. With cotton panties as her canvas, Emily hand-stitches each pair with witty one-liners, a smorgasbord of fresh fruit and veggies, or a standalone animal, botanical, or mythical figure. As comfortable, sassy, and playful as Emily herself, Poppy Undies are designed to make you feel good every day—which, Emily knows, is the real secret to feeling sexy.

Sold in pop-up shops, through PoppyUndies on instagram, and on various sites promoting indie makers, this established model, burgeoning actress, and head-turning entrepreneur is—single-handedly—redefining sexy.

Inspired. Inspiring. Visionary.


Bio by Merrill Feitell