Oct 10, 2020 | Elizabeth Kuzyk
KUZYK Community x Maggie Holladay of Claude Home
Which KUZYK piece do you own? What is your favorite way to wear it?
The Bobby Jacket with a white t-shirt, vintage baggy Levi jeans, and sneakers or black boots
What is the one item in your wardrobe you can’t live without and/or wear to death?
Vintage jeans. I get emotionally attached to one pair and wear them until they give out.
Where or who do you look to for style inspiration?
For furniture, I make a point to not get all my inspiration from Instagram/what’s trending. I also do my own digging in old books and magazines. For the collection I’m working with now, I have found so much inspiration by mistake—like when I turned a vase on its side while cleaning, it was like “Ah that could be an amazing dining table shape.” Or a piece of bread I cut, “That indent would be great as a coffee table.”
What is the best thing you’ve bought recently?
My “I LIKE YOU!” t-shirt from my friend Isaac’s company called “I LIKE YOU!” . It brings me joy and starts conversations with strangers.
Favorite place to shop online?
Clothing - The Real Real, Esme’s Drawer Too, Khaite
Furniture - Sit on Vintage, Whatever Gallery, 1st Dibs (mainly for inspo)
What is the one thing you think everyone needs at home?
Clean and crisp linens
What are you reading these days?
I just started “Three Women,” which follows the story of three women and the traumas that have gone through. It’s definitely not a light read, but it’s beautifully written.
Favorite song to dance to?
“Don’t Look Back at Anger” by Oasis is my ultimate scream-my-lungs-out dance song. “Evening in June” by Van Morrison, and of course the wedding classics, “Fly Me To The Moon” by Bobby Womack, “Rocketman” by Elton John.
What are your words to live by? It might ground you, put you at ease, or bring you strength.
“Everything happens for a reason.” A very controversial quote but I’ve been saying it since I was 6 years old and it makes me feel okay during troubled times.
Organization you’re supporting right now?
So, so many. BLM is a movement I personally feel extremely affected and consumed by. A few specific organizations are @BlackMentalHealthNYC, which focusing on providing mental health resources for BIPOC activists, and @BuildingBlackBedstuy, who are working to preserve the black community in Bed Stuy and beyond by providing financial relief for black-owned businesses.