Q: Any favorite haunts?
A. Flea markets of all scopes and sizes, from
Q: What are your summer wardrobe staples?
A: Flat sandals! I need to be comfortable, and flats are a necessity for me. And I never leave the house without a hat these summer days.
Q: What are your must-have beauty products?
A: I love my Vapour lip gloss from Toccare -- it's mostly organic and I'm always in the mood for a little sheen that works beautifully from day to night. SuperGoop SPF 50 from Woo Cosmetics is my go-to sun protection for the face and hands (I keep telling myself that I'm prettiest when I'm pale).
Q: What's your favorite workout?
A: I'm doing this 7-minute workout app every day this summer (from the
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Instinctive. I wear whatever feels right in the moment. I'm not one of those people who can plan their outfit well in advance because the result is likely to be flat, boring and unoriginal. I trust my sense of style and it usually comes together, for me anyway. I usually steer clear of trends, but I'm not that traditional either. I know what I like, what works on me, and I go with it.
Q: What are some of your favorite pieces in your wardrobe?
A: I'm fortunate -- my closet is filled with many great vintage frocks that I've collected over the years, some that I originally "borrowed" from my mother's closet, including a fabulous purple and gold lame
Q: Who's your biggest style influence?
A: My mother was a huge influence. She is confident in her style, and very put together and ladylike. I never saw her wear jeans or shorts. She always thought I could pull off great style too. She encouraged me to be original, something I impart on my own daughters.
Q: What's your favorite piece of furniture in your home?
A: My bed (before
Q: Is there anything you loved as a child that still influences you today?
A: I used to wear a lot of "Holly Hobbie" style prairie dresses as a child (sans the bonnet) -- a bit drabby yet somewhat charming all the same. "Boho chic" by today's standard. It wasn't as cool back then though.
Q: What's the biggest mistake people make when planning a fundraising event?
A: Unbridled procrastination.
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