Suki Waterhouse squealed with joy when she found out Lady Gaga had stepped out with one of her bags. Like many models, Burberry beauty Suki has turned her attention to design, and founded accessories label Pop & Suki with her friend Poppy Jamie last year. Cara Delevingne and Pippa Middleton are also fans of the brand, but it was when Gaga chose a Pop & Suki bag to wear to a baseball game in New York last month that the excitement got too much for the girls.
"When Lady Gaga wore our bag, I called (Suki) and screamed! She was like, 'What? Oh my God!'" Poppy told Evening Standard newspaper. "Then we squealed at each other down the phone. When big stuff like that happens we just scream with utter shock and excitement. These are our idols. It is amazing."
"We have to pinch ourselves every day to remember that what we're doing is 'work,'" Suki added. "I feel beyond privileged to get to create beautiful things with my best friend and get to call it a job."As their brand's first anniversary fast approaches, the design duo is busy planning a celebration. They'll be launching a pop-up at swanky London department store Selfridges as part of the shop's new Accessories Hall and will both be at the official launch on November 29. "To be able to have had so much success in our first year is really a bonus," Suki smiled, while Poppy added: "It has been a long, uphill journey and we have learned a lot as businesswomen. Never in our wildest dreams did we think it would be this successful."