We had the good fortune of connecting with Lisa Royere and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lisa, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
No one is going to do the job for you. No one is going to love what you do more than you. You are your own boss, your own cheerleader. Yes you can hire people to do certain tasks for you and help you get to certain places but what I’ve learned is in the beginning stages, you have to motivate yourself and light a fire under your own a**. If you truly want it, you have to get it yourself.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art style is more bold and I’m not afraid to bring taboo topics such as the female form and its beauty through nudity come to life. I want to express my art in different forms, not just painting. This past year, even at my lowest with the whole world experiencing a pandemic, my art gave me the strength to kickstart my new wearable collection. I believe art is all around us, and as someone who is a fashion admirer, I wanted to marry the two worlds, street wear with my contemporary work. In 2018 I created the “Maneater” woman; an homage to the Marlboro cigarette silhouette, celebrating the female beauty and the unfiltered side of the essence of being a woman. Who is a maneater? Someone who doesn’t take any bs from anyone or anything. They are true to their core, and will do anything it takes to seek their truth and what makes them, them. Maneater is the courage we find in ourselves when life gets hard, when a person says you are not capable to do or accomplish certain things, it is the fire that is waited to be ignited and I want to celebrate that light. To celebrate my 26th birthday this year, I launched the Maneater wearable collection featuring super soft unisex graphic tees and custom jackets. My art makes me feel proud of being who I am and I want to share this feeling with the world.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh man where do I EVEN begin?! I actually did this with an old friend of mine when they were in town so this will be fun haha. I’m assuming this is when things go “somewhat” normal with Covid. First stop, century city area/beverly hills area. Get dinner at my family’s restaurant at A Food Affair and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by my dad with a nice bottle of wine with I’m assuming you’re wearing a pair of extra stretchy pants, because a dinner at the family’s feels like thanksgiving, the bloat is VERY real and the food is out of this world. Second stop, Santa Monica. I have to show off what us Los Angelinos are proud of, the beautiful coast. We’ll start by getting sushi (most likely Sugarfish) and then walk to a rooftop bar like the Onyx at the Shangri LA and take the stunning view with a cocktail in hand and end up at the Bungalow where you experience peak sunset hour and great conversations with buzzed strangers living the life! Third stop, South Bay we are going to enjoy brunch at my secret spot I have been going to for years since I was little and thats Uncle Bills pancake house (guess its not so secret how haha). We are going to get the best pancakes with a great cup of Joe. We’ll walk on the strand and get excited as we watch every dog walk past us, not to mention with the beautiful view of the beach with surfers and volleyball players enjoying the gorgeous sun. Fourth stop, back to the west side where we do some shopping. Probably at the Century city mall with Eataly for lunch and finish the night at to see my friend Michele who is a manager at this incredible Italian spot N10 on 3rd. We’ll get the prosciutto pizza and the truffle burger with some great cocktails. Fifth stop, gotta hit more down south, so this time we are going to Newport Beach, spend the day bumming on the beach catching up on life while eating cold watermelon slices. Walk to get some afternoon cappuccinos at Herst Coffee Roasters at the Lido marina village and end the night getting catching the sunset and toasting with our coffee cups to a beautiful day. The older I get, the more I noticed that great conversations and being out, whether its walking around or sitting at a restaurant is what makes these moments feel so special. Material things aren’t going to make you happy, but the memories you create with your friends and loved ones that will last a lifetime will. If I take you out, you will be breathing fresh air in the environment we are in, tasting great food and drinks, and be very very full, but will be oh so worth it!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
It is so hard to pinpoint a single person because I believe so many incredible people, even acquaintances have challenged me. The person who I believe I don’t give enough credit to and deserves recognition is my sister Kelly. She is the person who truly knows me to my core. She calls me out on my sh*t (excuse my French but I’m French so I guess thats okay haha) She pushes me to be better because she knows what I am capable of. It is incredibly important to surround yourself with people who want the best for you. Yes sometimes the truth is ugly, and not what you want to hear, but it is necessary in order to grow to become the best version of yourself. Thank you sissy for being my cheerleader since day one, thank you for pushing me to go after my dreams regardless of what people think, you are my main and I love you!
Jennifer Daigle – Capturing Heart