June 12th, 2015
Accessories Designer

Kendall Conrad

L.A.-based accessories designer Kendall Conrad and I caught up over coffee last week. Stunning in jeans and her own flat sandals, every head turned in Sant Ambroeus to check out the ex model. As a fellow mother of two teenage girls, coffee quickly turned into brunch as we discussed colleges, horses, and our similar lifestyles. The epitome of effortless chic, Kendall kindly shared a few of her cannot-live-without items, many from her own line.

My summer uniform:
Shorts, an oxford cloth shirt from Chance, my One Inch Ring Belt, a linen I Pezzi Dipinti scarf from our collab, my Martingala Sandals, I always wear hoops, any one of my leather cuffs, and I never go anywhere without my iPhone case.

Three beauty musts:
1. For me a hot bath is a total luxury and ritual, so deeply relaxing and a chance to recharge my batteries. I like to multi task in the bath and begin with a sea salt scrub that I make, or dry brushing before I get in. I add Epsom salt for tight muscles and aromatherapy oil from Aromatherapy Associates and some almond or apricot oil to keep from drying out. I rub some Castor oil on my elbows and heels for deep moisturizing. I have a bath tray so I can prop up books so I can read while I relax. Twice a week I will add a face masque to my routine. I like Lerosett mud mask for detoxing and Immortelle for nourishing.

2. Always clean your skin well at night. I use jojoba oil which is the best makeup remover I have found and a hot washcloth, then I slather on La Crème Beauty cream which is amazing!

3. Charlotte Tillbury’s mascara in Glossy Black*Tip: when applying mascara, jiggle the wand at the root of your eyelashes. This coats them and helps to hold a curl better. If you go too heavy on the tips the weight will cause them to straighten faster.

 Latest obsessions:
1. Peaky Blinders on Netflix is SO good! Irish gangsters in Birmingham at he turn of the century, told like a western and amazing soundtrack!
2. GT’s Gingerade Kombucha—my favorite, drink ice cold.
3. And I love bulletproof coffee every morning.

Next destination:
Mexico–Hacienda de San Antonio and Cuixmala.

SHOP

what's new

VALENTINO

Velvet sandals

BALENCIAGA

Trench

CHLOÉ

Leather boots

CHLOÉ

Silk scarf

MAX MARA

Striped sweater

CHLOÉ

Silk scarf black

CHLOÉ

Leather jacket

CHLOÉ

Ankle boots

ACNE STUDIOS

Shearling-lined jacket

VINCE

Washed-satin skirt

VALENTINO

Embellished pumps

MISSONI

Wrap

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  • A woman after my own heart: Aromatherapy Associates oil & coffee! Off to check out the Bulletproof video

    That's Not My AgeJune 12th, 2015  12:28 PM

     
  • I luckily live walking distance to one of her boutiques and totally adore her stuff. I actually have 3 of the items in the photo, the scarf, the cuff, and the hoops (as well as lots more KC) I have two pairs of her sandals that I wear all the time, and actually went on a trip taking only one pair of her sandals as my only shoe! She’s the epitome of chic, and also extremely nice. Great profile Preston.

    KathyJune 12th, 2015  5:22 PM

     
  • Loved this feature! I have wanted one of her fringed Franja bags forever, but they are always out of stock online 🙁

    GpcJune 13th, 2015  1:22 PM

     
  • Absolutely in love with those earrings. And it’s genius to have 14K posts on brass hoops for those of us with sensitive ears.

    C.MicholJune 13th, 2015  2:13 PM

     
  • Such amazing style. Love her leather cuffs so chic in a casual way.

    MelanieJune 14th, 2015  3:12 AM

     
  • I love these features, it’s great as it reminds me of articles I read in Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar, but there’s never the same thing online !

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

    CarolineJune 15th, 2015  9:15 AM

     

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