Emily Current + Meritt Elliott have been business partners for almost two decades. Their journey as entrepreneurs, brand builders, stylists and designers have led them to their most proud achievement to date - a fully realized women's wear collection, aptly called THE GREAT. Following THE GREAT.’s debut success, the duo then launched EMILY + MERITT, a line of optimistic clothing and paper goods designed for the young-at-heart. Champions of supportive female friendships and the spirit of creative fearlessness, Emily and Meritt are known for their authentic, kind and optimistic approach to both design and life.
Who Is Your Girlboss Crush?
EC: Brene Brown, Michelle Obama, Oprah
ME: Brene Brown, Michelle Obama, Ann Curry, Glennon Doyle
Favorite Piece From Your Emily + Meritt Line?
EC: I love wearing The All Over Hearts Sweatshirt and matching P.E. Sweatpant in “sugared icing”— the coordinating set is super comfortable, but also looks just pulled together enough for a zoom call or quick trip to the store. The pretty soft pink color pairs perfectly with some vintage converse.
ME: The Peace Sign P.E. sweatpant is my go-to — the pocket-sized peace sign graphic is a subtle reminder to spread joy and not take things too seriously. Just throw on a vintage tee and some Birkenstocks for the perfect cozy-chic work-from-home uniform.
Describe your Style In 3 Words
EC: Vintage Denim Frilly
ME: Effortless, casual, nostalgic.
Cause That Is Important To You That You Want To Share
EC: Besides Phase One which we are on the board that funds phase one cancer clinical trials – I also am very much behind the I AM A VOTER message. Half of the country doesn’t vote and 40% of those non-voters are millennials. We really want to encourage everyone to show up, vote and be heard- one vote can make a difference.
ME: The Phase One Foundation raises monies for clinical trials for all types of cancers. This mighty organization funds forward thinking doctors and researchers, and has seen tremendous success in finding cures. My first husband, Kevin -a great love of mine- had cancer, and was given hope and many healthy years from a cutting edge clinical trial.
One Product You Can't Live Without & Why?
EC: Best Skin Days by iris and Romeo- it’s the perfect tinted moisturizer.
ME: Face oil- its the only thing that keeps me moisturized.
Your Favorite EF Piece & How Would You Style It?
EC: I am a big charm collector and like to pile many of them on the same chain. My favorites are round medallions and hearts! The EF enamel moon medallion feels Victorian with the black enamel and the white enamel heart charm is vintage and sweet. I wear the same jewelry whether I am in jeans and a tee or in a gown (not many of those lately) - I love when jewelry feels personal and lived in and like it is just a part of you.
ME: I got these little gold huggies a while back and have not taken them off. I change them from ear to ear- from the star of the show to the supporting role in my ear! It's graphic, comfortable and versatile.
Go To Cocktail?
Describe Your Dream Vacation
ME: On an island, near warm water, with my family and best friends, and a piña colada in hand.