WOMEN OF NOTE:
Emi Moore | Founder of Casa Shop
A rare find is something you treasure forever, becoming etched into your memory. Some people find something rare to treasure in a place, for some it is a person, for Emi Moore it is sought out in the form of vintage objects and jewellery. Although Emi finds new homes for her discoveries, there are a few pieces that won’t be forgotten.
Emi Moore followed a career into the exciting world of fashion, a buyer for Need Supply Co in Virginia. Stemming from her mother’s antique shop in Arkansas, a lifelong interest in unearthing rare and vintage objects, and a need to manage her ever growing collection, lead Emi to start an Instagram shop. Since 2016, Casa Shop has flourished into a full-time venture with collaborations for international names like The Row in NYC and the addition of Casa Rare, a collection dedicated to her exceptional finds.
With an appreciation for interiors reflective of her own person style, Emi is drawn in by modern sculpture, Italian design and the beauty of recycling, connecting special objects with new homes to be treasured and passed down to loved ones for time to come. In an age of mass production, Emi believes in the power of unique items to transform a house into a home - “I think having pieces in your home no one else does makes it your own place”.
Emi invites us into her home in Richmond, Virginia to talk about comfort and Casa Shop, wearing Deiji Studios 03 set in lake blue and 05 set in deep black.
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Time: 6:00 pm
Where are you from and where are you now?
When is your favourite time of day?
The back windows face trees and the front windows face a mosque.
Before you ran Casa Shop full time, you had a career in fashion. What originally drew you to working in fashion and how did you get your start?
What is your approach to dressing?
You currently run Casa Shop and Casa Rare, selling unique vintage objects and jewellery. Where did your interest in vintage objects begin and how did Casa Shop come about?
What is your approach to dressing the space you live in?
What is your most treasured find and its story?
Are there key objects and furniture in your space that create the feeling of homeliness or comfort?
Is there a particular part of your home that you love most? If so, why?
During your down time at home, where do you spend most of your time?
Do you have certain people or references that you return to, to be inspired?
How do you enjoy creating ambience at home?
Where is your favourite place to be in the world, and what do you love to do there?
What are you currently reading?
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
When do you feel most yourself?
What are you hopeful for?
How do you stay grounded?
What do you do to unwind?