We both worked with Kerry at Bazaar when she was the Beauty Director. She left to become the Vice President of PR at Lancôme, and is now the divisional Vice President of PR at Coach. She is also the co-owner of the notably cool Brooklyn restaurant Seersucker with her boyfriend and chef, Robert Newton. (They serve up good Southern food and perfect biscuits. Amen to that.) And because she doesn’t have enough to do (!), earlier this month, they also launched a coffee and baked goods shop down the street, Smith Canteen.
Kerry is tall and confident and fashion forward. From jeans to cutting edge designers, Kerry can (and often does) pull just about anything off with style.
Style icons: Amanda Ross, Maggie Gyllenhal (3), Cecilia Dean, Michelle Obama, Christene Barberich, Amanda Brooks.
Go-to outfit: A knee-length dress by Maria Cornejo [her dress, above]–she’s good with pockets, a lot of designers forget them, paired with Reed Krakoff high-heel sandals–they look gorgeous and have a walkable heel height.
Weekend uniform: Striped shirts by Chance, J Brand skinny jeans and white Converse. I spend most weekends helping out at Seersucker or Smith Canteen, so I have to wear something I can run around in.
Can never have too many: Me & Ro jewels and Coach bags.
Summer destination and what you’ll pack: My house share in Sagaponack. Vintage Mexican dresses to bum around in and wear as caftans, J. Crew bikini, K. Jacques sandals, Reed Krakoff tortoiseshell sunglasses. I don’t need much because I don’t do much once I’m out there–backyard, beach, farmer’s market–that’s it.
In your beach bag: Sunscreen by Lancôme from duty free (it’s different than the US version), Lancôme Soleil Lip gloss, too many magazines, iPod.
Everyday bag and contents: Right now it’s a Coach navy duffel (6), inside is my iPhone and Blackberry, lots of Lancôme lip glosses, Clark’s Botanicals Lip Balm, Laura Mercier pressed powder, Reed Krakoff wallet, ponytail holders.
Fall picks: Slingback clogs, an orange, layered dress (4) and aqua chunky-knit sweater, all by Reed Krakoff, Dries Van Noten chunky-knit black and white sweater, Coach Madison black leather jacket, gray Costello Tagliapietra dress, and Thakoon’s Massai puffer which I pre-ordered from Moda Operandi (2).
Fave meal: Anything from Seersucker!
Scent: (untitled) by Maison Martin Margiela
De-stress regimen: Kickboxing classes at CKO Kickboxing in Carroll Gardens.
Work and life balance: I’m still figuring that one out!
On your nightstand: Tom Shone’s In the Rooms.
On your iPod: Danger Mouse, Theophilos London, Best Coast Lovers, Kaiser Cartel, Mark McAdam, tons of old New Wave.
Fave sites: Net-a-Porter, Garance Dore, Into the Gloss, Man Repeller, and YouTube for Michelle Phan videos.
Fave film: The Royal Tennenbaums (1). Every frame is beautiful.
Fave hotel: Hotel Amour in Paris.
Fave cause: My alma mater, SUNY Plattsburgh, and the Red Cross.
Can’t go one day without: Talking to my boyfriend.
One week without: Ice cream from Il Laboratorio del Gelato or Blue Marble. In a few years Seersucker and Smith Canteen will have their own!
One month without: Visiting a museum, even for just one exhibit.
Always searching for: The perfect white jeans.