Harford Magazine - Page 46 - Haute In Harve De Grac

Harford Magazine
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Haute In Harve De Grac

When flashy fashion designer Stevie Boi isn’t jet-setting around the world building his brand, he is relaxing and recharging at home in Havre de Grace.


It might come as a surprise to know that the celebrity known for his androgynous looks and ornate eyewear and clothing worn by Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Rihanna calls a subdivision of perfectly manicured houses — some with white picket fences — home.


But for more than a year, the 29-year-old has done just that.


“It’s so not where anyone would imagine I would live,” says Boi, as he stood in the home’s garage, which also functions as his design studio.


In addition to holding two vehicles, the walls of the space are lined with dozens of containers filled with fabrics: finished garments and the materials needed for him to whip up prototypes of his famous sunglasses. A simple white architect’s desk is cluttered with empty bottles of water, an opened shipping box, a pair of scissors and a display stand with about a dozen pairs of his eyewear. There’s no sketch pad. Boi says he doesn’t draw. He mainly creates his designs