Lives In: Manhattan, NY
About Me: I am a wild spirit who never can do one thing at a time or sit still for longer than an hour. I am a creative, chaotic dreamer who is above ground for most of the time, but I am also very driven. I have lived in Australia, London, Abu Dhabi, and Los Angeles. I'm orginally from Stockholm, but I now reside in New York City with my husband Gustaf and our ten months old daughter Nico Anaïs Rio Belle. I finally feel very at home in NYC! My brand Leontine is a company that was totally born organically. I lived in Laurel Canyon L.A at the time (2012), and I could never really find accessories or boots that I wanted to wear, so I started to make things for myself. Wearing my remade vintage boots, I found that people wanted them too, so I started to sell them! Now Kate Moss and, the British iconic stylist, Katy England are wearing my Leontine Boots. The jewelry is worn by Icona Pop, Tove Lo, among many others. I started making delicate jewelry pieces from recycled material and also curated unique vintage finds that I remade. I’ve also made a clothing collection. Leontine is a brand for the woman who is unafraid to do things her way, pursuing whatever makes her happy wherever that might lead. She inhabits different roles but is always herself and confident. She is a bohemian, independent free spirit who inspires others to follow their dreams, too; she is a tomboy but still very sensual. I believe that’s a very captivating contrast. Besides working my butt off with Leontine, music is my biggest passion and love. I have been a part in one song, as a songwriter, on Tove Lo´s album, and I have a grunge rock n’ roll duo with my husband where I sing, and we write together.
Hire Me For/I'm Good At: I’m creative. The most important things to me is the feeling of being genuine. Everything has to be real. I’m a chaotic perfectionist! Setting structures is not my strong side, but I am fantastic when I have one set. I am a people person, and I gain energy from people, but I also give a lot of energy.
Interested In: I am interested in collaborations! But it has to be the absolute right one! Sponsorship would be a fantastic opportunity for Leontine.
Mama Likes: Music, travelling, people spotting, wining and dining, being out in the nature, surfing in summer, skiing during winter, water-sports (but it’s not easy to practice that often when you're based in NYC), and dancing (I've taken up recently and it helps my mind to settle down).
Mama Inspiration: Oh wow, there are so many fantastic moms out there! But my own mother is my first choice. She has been the most loving and caring mother I could have ever had. She is so warm, and her heart is the biggest of all people I know. Other mama inspirations to me are all the mamas out here who work their fanny off to take the best care of their children and, at the same time, work on pursuing their own dreams.
Brands that most reflect your style or that you’d want to work with:
Saint Laurent, Kiki de Montparnasse and Equipment.
Words you live by/quotes you love:
“You never regret what you did, only what you didn’t do.”
“Listen to your heart not your mind when you gotta make a choice.”
Best advice you’ve ever been given:
“You never regret what you do, only what you didn’t do.”
“Surround yourself only with people who are nice.”
Best advice you’d give to someone starting out: Don’t stop yourself because you think you won’t have time. Time will pass anyway. Always be kind, don’t step on others in pursuit of your dream but never ever doubt yourself! People will be negative and tell you that you can't, don’t listen to them, listen to yourself.
What are three things people would be surprised to know about you?I'm an addict to everything sugary. I love horrible reality tv. I can't cook whatsoever.
Where can we find you?
My Instagram: @emelieleontine
My Website: loveleontine.com
My Twitter: Loveleontine
My Pinterest: loveleontine