In 1997, Liz Lange started her famed maternity fashion line, Liz Lange Maternity, out of a one-room office and embarked on a venture that would change maternity fashions forever. Ten years later, Lange had dressed nearly every pregnant celebrity, secured licensing deals with Nike and Target, of which Liz Lange Maternity is the exclusive department at all Target location, and opened three flagship boutiques.
Although Lange sold her wildly successful business, she continues to be the face of the celebrated maternity brand. In addition to her famed fashion line, Lange is the author of Liz Lange’s Maternity Style: How to Look Fabulous During the Most Fashion-Challenged Time, co-founder of Shopafrolic.com, is active in several charities, and a spokesperson for cervical cancer awareness. She has recently debuted her first non-maternity clothing line this year, Completely Me by Liz Lange, exclusively on HSN. She lives in Manhattan with her 12-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter.
Where were you born ?
New York City
How long in New york:
My entire life!
Upper East Side
Fashion Designer/retailer/style expert
Always changing but I am currently obsessed with ABC Kitchen
Best Ethnic Food:
La Esquina for Mexican
Best place for late night dining:
Grand Marnier Souffle at La Grenouille and Bombolini at Caffe Falai
Best place for a romantic date:
Bemelman’s Bar, The Carlyle Hotel
Best Sunday brunch:
Dim Sum at Chinatown Brasserie
I love the rooftop at the Surrey hotel only open in the spring/summer and/or the Boom Boom club ( called something else now) at the Standard hotel
Best place for a power business meeting:
Michael’s Restaurant at lunch
All-around favorite spot in New york:
The upper east side. It is so beautiful and it has been my home for my entire life
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
I am all about vintage jewelry and watches: Kentshire, Primavera, Fred Leighton
Favorite Charity Event:
Winter Wonderland Ball at the NY Botanical Gardens in December
Favorite Cultural Event:
The ABT Spring Gala is always beautiful and fun
Favorite Cultural Institution:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_and_cultural_institutions_in_New_York_City): The Guggenheim Museum. I have loved it my entire life.
Best Aspect of New york:
It is my favorite city in the world, the energy, the people, the shopping, the food. And the saying is true: New York Never Sleeps! You can get anything you want at any time of day/night.
Peter Lugar or BLT Steak
Tie: Co and Artichoke Basille
La Grenouille, Swifty’s, Giorgione
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
I only work out at home
Reflexology at my local nail salon
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
The Costume Institute exhibits at the Met
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
I love taking my kids exploring in Central Park
Best Broadway show:
Evita –needs to be revived!