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A chat with Marie-Louise and JJ

The dynamic duo talks fashion, friendship, and Ischitani dreaming.
Marie Louise an JJ, poolsid at Mezzatorre

Professional collaborations are fountains of creativity. Female friendship is enduring. And women supporting other women in the workplace? Well that’s just the way it should be! These are only a few of the lessons we learnt when we got a very special invitation: to review the text exchanges of a pair of friends and collaborators.

 

What do ISSIMO’s CEO Mary-Louise Sciò and LaDouble J’s leader JJ Martin text about as they prepare for their upcoming collaboration and Ischitano weekend? In the midst of Milan Fashion Week, the pair let us scroll through their messages. Go behind the scenes with the two powerhouse creative leaders to discover all:

Ciao amore,

how are you?

Marie Louise

Fast and furious for fashion week but it all went great.

Where are you now?

JJ Martin

In the car. We’re headed to the country, it’s our last weekend at the house. But did you see the announcements about OUR WEEKEND??

Marie Louise

Of course! We posted as well!

JJ Martin

So exciting to see it all coming together… so many months of planning

Marie Louise

All I can say is ISCHIA ROCKS and I cannot wait to be there with the magical, mystical, magnificent Marie-Louise Sciò. You literally have a talent for bringing people and ideas together. And on a dance floor. I hope we’ll be dancing a little. We’ll get some music. We’ll start boogying! 👯‍ 👠⚡

JJ Martin

Si, at Mezzatorre, it all comes together! Nature made ingredients, incredible view, unbelievable water.

Marie Louise

And our friendship

JJ Martin

Something for yoga…something for pool timesomething for aperitivo…to go shopping in Ischia

Marie Louise

To go to a gala even!

JJ Martin

JJ Martin guides yoga practice daily

For me personally versatility is really important, I need to cover all options. You know I’m always between 3 places

Marie Louise

🧳!!!

JJ Martin

It’s wonderful, my suitcase will have exactly what I need, in the colours I love. And it mixes you and I together. If someone buys the whole collection, puts it in their suitcase…your summer is set

Marie Louise

Don’t you love that? 🤗

JJ Martin

I love that! I love everything you do JJ. But my favourite thing is our collab.

Marie Louise

Si, but I also love it when Double J gets refracted through the lens of another woman’s eye. You still get the joy of La Double J…but this came straight from Ischia. Straight from your pancia!

JJ Martin

As you say the colours are slightly more subdued because our ISSIMO colours are, but I really love to see that on your print, because it works

Marie Louise

The navy and the saffron and the dusky rose…

JJ Martin

Arm in arm, modelling the new ISSIMO x LaDouble J capsule
This collaboration was really born of our last trip together as friends, with Rudson. Your dear friend whose now my dear friend!  You’re such a people connector, Marie. Chief People Connector should be the business card.

JJ Martin

Exactly. Hold on, we’re stopping for gas

Marie Louise

Suddenly over breakfast we’re talking about how to mix in Rudson’s walking your hospitality with our clothes and my spiritual loving of mediation and yoga… and swirl into one brilliant weekend…

JJ Martin

Detox during the day and retox at night, we have you covered! 😉

Marie Louise

It looks like Manizeh will be teaching the yoga sessions! I met her through you, Chief Contact Officer. Remember? You got Got me attuned to Mini’s yoga on Zoom during lockdown.

JJ Martin

Of course, I remember.

Marie Louise

It’s so funny. Now we’re over 40. And more selective with friendships and who we want to spend time with but i have to say, when i have an immediately connection, i always make space for that person in my life.

JJ Martin

Your birthday is on our weekend?

Marie Louise

Yes! Synchronized alignment

JJ Martin

🎈🎈🎈We’re going to throw you a party!

Marie Louise

I have so much gratitude for you Marie. I really do. On a personal level, having a personal friendship with someone…And on a professional level…!

JJ Martin

AMORE! and the same goes back to you, you’re such a special friend for me. Especially post Covid. You said you want to do things that have quality. Our weekend morning chats, the real deal catch ups…

Marie Louise

Ya we go deep! on the divine mother. and everything else. Are you doing Mini’s class on the weekend?

JJ Martin

What time is it?

Marie Louise

11.00 am

JJ Martin

See you there. Ciao amore! bye!

Marie Louise

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