Lisa Salzer, jewelry designer, Lulu Frost and Marlon Taylor-Wiles, ballet dancer with Armitage Gone! Dance
When did you meet?
Lisa: “I threw a reggae party with the amazing Winston Irie band this past summer, and I guess Marlon saw me dancing and was impressed. I then saw him dancing like no other and I felt silly, paling in comparison—but the spark was lit.”
Marlon: “At Lisa's reggae party — I was performing at Central Park's Summer Stage series and a couple friends invited me — as a party crasher. I saw her dancing and knew I had to talk to her.”
Do you have an influence on each other's creative work and/or style?
L: “Definitely — Marlon has impeccable taste and I trust his opinion. Just yesterday, he supervised a shoe purchase that I'm very pleased about. Also, since I'm so happy in my relationship, I get super creative and the jewelry gods seem to smile down on my design process.”
M: “Yeah. She's definitely having an influence on my style — I've never been into the badass all-black New Yorker look, but I see my wardrobe slowly starting to change.”
What's one thing each of you knows about your partner that no one else does?
L: “Oddly, Marlon can whistle in tune but cannot sing one note on key to save his life. I like to test him on this, often.”
M: “Ha. I knew she was going to say that. Maybe I can whistle my way to Broadway. The answer to your question is: I plead the Fifth!”
Any sweet nicknames?
Photographed by Kava Gorna