The Story

I discovered my first Lingua Franca sweater 7 years ago. Since then I have been a devoted customer, sharing these sweaters as gifts and purchasing mini versions for my 3 little girls. Inspired by Lingua Franca's message of empowerment, we're proud to bring you a message of our own! Our exclusive sweater has meaning for both tennis lovers and romantics everywhere. Featuring cream cashmere and a handstitched Peony & Poppy message, our classic crewneck runs true-to-size with a slightly loose fit. Even better, it's made from 100% sustainably-sourced cashmere and handstitched in NYC by women.
That’s the score when the tennis match starts. It's fair. It’s even.
Someone will win; someone will lose. 

What if we decided to let go of the pressure to win and simply enjoyed playing — like we all did as children?

One theory on the origins of “love” in tennis comes from the notion that at the start of a match, when the scores are zero, the players still have “love for each other.” 

Perhaps we could aim for something different — something bigger.  What if we flip the match and instead end with Love–Love?

Portrait of a Lady Campaign  

Introducing Sophia Ruan Gushee

Non-Toxic Life Expert. Evolved human. Risk taker. Manifesting Generator. 

Our Hedge Clientele is full of incredible women who inspire us.

The Portrait of a Lady campaign features women like Sophia who have so much to share with the world. Her words will change your life if you really listen. 

Discover how her risk-taking personality and up-all-night passion for eliminating toxins from her family’s home and life took her from a successful financial career to being a guest on the Dr. Oz show. 

Check out Sophia's website, Ruan Living

Sophia is wearing the Rory long sleeve dress shirt under the Love sweater styled with an Oscar de la Renta skirt.


We met up with Sophia at Adore Floral, down on the Lower East Side.

The good folks at Adore set us up with all the makings for flower crowns while we got to know Sophia, and we spent a fabulous afternoon crafting floral tiaras together!