It’s not easy being a saint, and JJ Martin does it in style. As the creative force behind La Double J, a Milan-based clothing and homewares company, JJ has maxed out whimsical maxi dresses to fabulous formal wear and epic casual looks. La Double J dresses, skirts, blouses and outwear have sashayed through every party and decorated every It girl. Laura Ashley, it’s not.
JJ is enthusiastically particular and particularly enthusiastic. You can tell from her prints and from any conversation with her. She is neck-deep in Milan and can get down about anything- from vintage dresses and vintage waiters to the city’s renaissance which is happening right now.
American journalist, designer and e-commerce entrepreneur JJ Martin created an entirely made-in-Italy fashion house La Double J from two passions: vintage clothing and sciurre, high-octane Italian housewives and society belles who embody the class of beautiful decorations, meals and parties. Join me as JJ share how she went from fashion journalist to fashion house.
In The Episode
(00:46): Guest JJ Marti n, La Double J
(05:12): The birth of La Double J
(12:57): Heritage Prints
(17:23): Why are Italian made clothes expensive?