Dabney Lee Woglom on her Preppy Girly Wares
Who knew paper was so popular? In 2005, at her first trade show, Dabney Lee Woglom snared 50 buyers for her brightly colored custom paper products. Four years later, girly, personalized stationery is still a best-seller for Dabney Lee Inc., her four-person, $500,000 Brooklyn (N.Y.) outfit. "I grew up in Southern California and was the preppiest kid I knew," says Woglom, 34, whose own wedding invitations were among her first projects. "Now everything we do is happy, snappy, and preppy."
SHELTER ISLAND, N.Y.
My husband's family has a home there, and it's where we got married. Every year I do a company retreat there. We drink wine, go shopping, and plan the next year's products.
I love Mexican food. There's a great taco stand in Amagansett that's only open in the summer.
MONOGRAMMED POCKET MIRROR
Having Dabney as a first name was not easy growing up, so my grandmother would search for special gifts that she would order with my name on them. I still carry a small pocket mirror that she gave me.
My friend gave me one, and I carry it everywhere—on planes, to hotels.
When I first moved to New York, I'd look out at the Brooklyn Bridge and just get chills, seeing the city and the rivers. I thought I was probably the luckiest girl in the world.
PHILIPPE STARCK GHOST CHAIR
I love how Lucite can make a color even brighter. I have my chair in front of a bright green wall in the office. And I've incorporated Lucite into my new line of home accessories.
'80s MOVIES AND MUSIC
Perhaps I am a product of my childhood, but '80s music is so fun. And I love watching all the classic John Hughes '80s flicks. I am sort of in love with Patrick Dempsey in Can't Buy Me Love.
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