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In 2008, while on holiday with friends Lisa and Zoe began discussing dream holiday wardrobes - and envisaging the fantasy kaftan and capsule holiday wardrobe. It took Lisa and Zoe two years to perfect the collection; to research fabric, cut, production processes - and to design the backbone of Tallulah & Hope, the definitive holiday-wear pieces. In 2010, they made their fantasy kaftan collection a reality.  It was a labour of love, passion - and desperation - because ultimately, they were making pieces they knew they needed.  You'll wonder how you ever survived without them.

Lisa Ispani and Zoe Holborough met 10 years ago, when they were introduced by Lisa's husband, restaurateur Patrick Clayton-Malone. At that time Lisa (who had trained in law but abandoned it for the infinitely more alluring world of fashion) was a PR, and Zoe (who studied fine art at Chelsea Art College and St Martins) was a stylist and costume designer. They became instant friends, but continued to work independently on various projects. Lisa worked for years with Versace among other luxe clients and also helped launch new designers and brands.  In 2006, she become freelance and worked with her husband’s award-winning restaurant group Canteen and launched his product design studio Very Good & Proper.

Zoe began her career working with Parisienne hipster and super-stylist Camille Bidault-Waddington. She went onto style several seasons for award-winning British designer Russell Sage and after meeting Kelly Osbourne became personal stylist for the Osbourne family.  Accepting an offer to work on the iconic Absolutely Fabulous TV show saw a shift from stylist to designer and Zoe went on to build an impressive list of commercial clients including Audi, Kellogs and X Box. Zoe continues to design for prestigious international events including MTV European Music Awards, Laureaus World Sports Awards and most recently was the head designer and stylist for the 2012 Olympics.

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