Which of the seven deadly sins are you guilty of:
I’m guilty of pride. Women have an unfortunate amount of self-doubt and I certainly have a propensity to feel guilty for my accomplishments and gifts. I don’t believe this serves me so I’m proud of my pride, ha!
Your biggest fashion faux pas, or a regrettable purchase/style phase:
I went through a heavy Lilly Pulitzer phase in college. Emotionally, I was the most repressed I have ever been so it’s interesting that I chose to face the world in vibrant pink prints.
What do you love most about your work:
My relationship with work is like any relationship with a human being I love. My work hurts me, I misunderstand it, it makes me cry, and it surprises me with weird beautiful things that show me what a privledge it is to be doing what I do.
Skincare product you can’t live without:
Aesop’s Damascan Rose Facial Treatment is a really enjoyable way to hydrate. The scent and luscious texture are sort of intoxicating so I can’t help but really relish the experience of massaging it into my skin.
Your motto in life:
Stop acting small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. That’s a Rumi quote.
Your last great read and why you enjoyed it:
The Paradox of Love by Pascal Bruckner. It’s equal parts wit, history, and mind twisting philosophy and I came out the other side with a deep fondness and admiration for all the unknowable complexities of love.
Your goto power outfit:
High-waisted paints, silk blouse, really dark lips and flatforms.
You decompress each day by:
Connecting to my breath whenever I feel off balance and hugging my kids and giving them little massages whenever they will tolerate it!
The pair of jeans you will never grow tired of:
I am obsessed with white jeans and my high waisted Mother jeans with fringe hems are such a perfect combination of sexy and casual. I’ll definitely wear that pair with sweaters and clogs through fall.
Nail color currently on your hands and feet:
I’m wearing some kind of dusty turquoise on my feet and a near-black purple on my hands. I think of the colors that resonate most to my emotional state, and then narrow down my choice based on an intention connected to that emotion.