How did you two meet?
Cydney: We met in Indian Princesses—which is like boy scouts for girls—in second grade and have been tied at the hip ever since.
What are the inspirations for Stone Cold Fox?
Dallas: We like to think that it's a little bit renaissance, a little hippie, slightly vintage-inspired, always feminine, and a bit funky. We're always inspired by beautiful fabrics, delicate sewing techniques and easy living.
Is there a story behind the Stone Cold Fox name?
Dallas: It is from Sophia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides, when Josh Hartnett puts his arm around Lux and says, "You're a stone cold fox." It means "you're a babe," and we like to think you turn into one when you wear our clothes.
What makes your clothes so unique?
Cydney: We do a lot of washing, hand-dying and color removing to get certain feels and colors of fabrics. We do our own pattern making and samples, so they go through quite a few changes before we get the perfect one done. They are special and, because our fabrics are limited, not everyone looks the same, and the sizes fit a large variety of body shapes.
Fill in the blanks: Dallas is the _____one and Cydney is _____one.
Cydney: Dallas is the double D one and Cydney is the double A one.
Where have you traveled and where would you most like to visit next?
Dallas: We have traveled a lot of places together, like Bali, Australia, Tulum, all parts of Mexico, Paris, London, San Sebastian and many more. We really want to go to Japan, Morocco, Greece and Brazil.
What do you love most about living in Laguna?
Cydney: That I can walk out our door and the beach is right there. The low-key vibe and that L.A. is only an hour away if I want a city night.
Dallas: I like that there are a lot of great artists. There's a lot of mom and pop restaurants, and the bums here are famous.
What has been your biggest achievement as a company thus far?
Cydney: The fact that it is just the two of us, and we have been working on our passion and are successful at it. Some of the press we have gotten, and growing out of our workspace shows that we are accomplishing something.
Dallas: How we are able to do what we do, and fund it all without any investors. We put mostly everything we make back into the company. It's an achievement that we talked about doing this in our youth, and to see where we are today.
What's a typical outfit for you?
Cydney: Probably a pair of printed bell-bottoms and a lace Mexican-style top, or a long vintage dress and boots.
Dallas: Lace or cut-off jean shorts with a flowy top, or a short Mexican-style dress.
What's one piece of advice you'd give a designer just starting out?
Cydney: Get as much experience as you can, whether it's interning or odd jobs, so you can learn the skills it takes to run your own company. Be original and be passionate about the things you like.
What movie character would have worn your clothing?
Both: Leigh Taylor-Young in I Love You Alice B. Toklas!
Which time period would you love to have lived in?
Cydney: The late '60s so I could go to Woodstock.
Dallas: The '70s so I could have an Afro.
What do you consider the most valuable thing you own, when you were a child, a teenager and now?
Cydney: When I was a child it was my blanket, when I was a teenager, my vintage Mercedes and now it's my company.
Dallas: When I was a child, my high-heeled jellies. When I was a teenager, my vintage beach cruiser, and now it's my grandma's turquoise jewelry.
Where was your first real job?
Cydney: I worked at Ruby's Diner, mainly because I wanted the little striped outfits they wore.
Dallas: I worked at LaLa in Laguna, which is a bedding boutique.
As friends, what is your favorite tradition?
Both: Happy hour.
What's the best prank you've pulled off?
Dallas: I called my mom fake crying— I'm a good fake crier— and told her I was in a car accident and that Cydney got her leg chopped off, and she believed us. I had to tell her we were kidding when she started crying. She didn't talk to me for a week.
Cydney: When I told my boyfriend I was pregnant and it wasn't his.
If you could invent anything you wanted, what would it be?
Cydney: A button that changed me, Alex Mack-style, so I could be invisible gel and creep around places.
Dallas: A machine that spits out endless amounts of cash.
What's the craziest thing you've ever done?
Cydney: Surfed at Mavericks when it was 80 feet.
Dallas: Slept with Brad Pitt while Angelina was in the room.
Which feat could you be in the Guinness Book of World Records for?
Cydney: Eating the most tomatoes in one day.
Dallas: Smallest bladder in the world.
Cydney: The Wedding Singer
Dallas: Empire Records
Cydney: My Horizontal Life
Dallas: Gypset Style
Cydney: The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Dallas: No Doubt
Song on repeat on your iPod:
Cydney: Led Zepplin-"That's The Way"
Dallas: Talking Heads-"This Must Be The Place"
Favorite guilty pleasure show:
Cydney: Any of the Real Housewives
Dallas: The Jersey Shore
Favorite piece in your closet:
Cydney: Stone Cold Fox Jitane Shawl
Dallas: Stone Cold Fox Jagger Bells