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Talking Top Tens: Kristina Thayer

Founder & Director, Flicker Box


Kristina Thayer is the founder and Director of Flicker Box, the leading artisanal candle subscription box most loved for its thematic curation. Kristina’s keen eye for curation comes from previous work with premier bridal blog Style Me Pretty and as a retail ambassador for Diane von Furstenberg at Bloomingdales on Michigan Ave. Headquartered in Chicago, Flicker Box is quickly becoming the authority on small-batch American-made candles and has been featured by Racked, the Chicago Tribune & Gilt City. Follow Flicker Box on Twitter and Facebook.

And more with Kristina Thayer…

What do you love most about your work?

I love that I always have something to plan. Each month, Flicker Box is curated to a specific theme and I get a thrill out of putting it all together.

One piece of advice you would give your 18 year old self:

Slow down...

Your dream dinner party guest:

Jimmy Fallon. He’s such a giggle-puss and his laugh is quite infectious.

On Sunday, we’ll find you wearing:

Dark wash skinnies and a vintage sweater in the winter and probably a romper from Anthropologie in the summer!

Your go-to power outfit:

I always go for anything DVF, especially a wrap.

The beauty product found in your bag at all times:

You’ll always find Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes and Burt’s Bees Lip Balm in my bag. They are both so natural and easy to use but make a big difference when you need a quick sprucing up!

Nail color currently on your hands and feet:

Essie Spun in Luxe. It’s a beautiful matte blue-black.

Charities you support:

I’ve always been a big supporter and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and most recently HeForShe.

Where does your credit card get the most use?

I love everything at Anthropologie. Every time I shop in the store or online, I leave buying something!

Your last takeout order:

Pad see ew with chicken from my favorite Thai restaurant, Dib.