ISLY: Where Fashion Meets Empowerment

Founded in 2013 by the visionary Carrie Morrissey, ISLY (short for "I Still Love You") has emerged as a trailblazing queer and womxn-owned brand. With a team of only seven exceptionally talented individuals, this super small business boasts a unique skill set—they're all juggling pros!

At the heart of ISLY's ethos lies a dedication to creating exquisite, well-crafted pieces. Renowned for their cutting-edge designs, particularly in laser-cut acrylic glasses and jewelry, ISLY stands as the originator of these mesmerizing creations. While imitation may be rampant, remember that ISLY is where the magic began. Every design is a testament to their unrivaled originality, breathing life into ideas that were previously unimaginable.

Beyond their artistic endeavors, ISLY is a brand that wholeheartedly believes in making a difference. They utilize their platform to champion marginalized communities, weaving social consciousness into their very fabric.

Celebrities across the spectrum of stardom have fallen under the spell of ISLY's enchanting designs. The likes of Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Missy Elliot, Tyra Banks, Madonna, Tinashe, and Grimes have proudly adorned themselves with ISLY's masterpieces. Not to mention, the drag queens who set stages ablaze on RuPaul's Drag Race—including Sasha Velour, Violet Chachki, Asia Ohara, Shea Coulee, Aja, Trixie and Katya, Shangela, Alexis Michelle, Alaska, Willam, Denali Foxx, and Naomi Smalls—have embraced the transformative power of ISLY's creations. On the small screen, ISLY has shone brightly on shows like RuPaul's Drag Race, Project Runway, and America's Next Top Model, even serving as a coveted prize on multiple occasions. Furthermore, their captivating designs have graced the silver screen in the movie Fire Island, leaving an indelible mark on popular culture.

ISLY's innovation knows no bounds, as collaborations with esteemed names like DKNY, Mondo Guerra, Bcalla, and Sprayground have forged truly groundbreaking collections. Their exceptional work has garnered the attention and praise of prestigious publications such as Vogue, WWD, Nylon, Galore, Plastik Magazine, and W Magazine.

While ISLY's journey began in renowned retail establishments like Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, Nasty Gal, Dollskill, and DKNY Flagship locations, they now bring their extraordinary creations directly to you through their online store. For an immersive experience, a visit to their Chelsea Market Artists and Fleas location promises to transport you to a realm of wonder. Additionally, select boutiques such as Casa Ziki in NYC, Friends NYC, Casa Vida in PA, Ritual Ritual in PA, and Cathryn Jamieson Salon in RI offer the privilege of indulging in ISLY's resplendent universe.

When you choose to shop with ISLY, you are not only acquiring a unique and meticulously crafted piece, but you are also actively supporting a community of artists, queers, and all those wonderfully eccentric souls who create remarkable things and think outside the box. ISLY rejects conformity, boldly forging its own path and crafting a vision that celebrates individuality. By donning ISLY, you express your alignment with causes like Black Lives Matter, Protecting Trans Kids, fostering kindness, and preserving our precious planet. Style becomes a potent medium for self-expression, an embodiment of your values. So, let your light shine, unapologetically, and never allow anyone to dim your dazzling radiance.
July 17, 2023 — ISLY NYC