New York Times - Sunday Styles - Andrianna Shamaris

New York Times – Sunday Styles

February 12, 2006

Andrianna Shamaris, who owns home furnishings stores in Malibu, Calif., and SoHo in Manhattan, travels regularly to Indonesia to scavenge for raw materials like tamarind wood, bamboo and antique fabrics, which she then hires local craftsmen to fashion into oversize, organic furniture and ethnic-chic clothing. Halle Berry, Pierce Brosnan, and Britney Spears are some of her West Coast customers.

“I wear all natural elements,” said the British-born Ms.Shamaris. “I love colorful prints and things that are really sexy.” “I love things that fall on the hip,” she said, “and I like to mix old textiles with something gorgeous and expensive.” Comfort too is a watchword.