Jeans Vintage Levis 501 or 517, old APC, Bliss and Mischief
T-shirt My own collection of vintage Agnes B T's, Calder Blake, Me & Arrow Linen T’s
Heels Vintage YSL, Martiniano Sandals, or Castener Wedge Espadrilles, on that super rare occasion
Flats Beatrice Valenzuela Sandalias, Babouche from Marikoko, K Jacques, flat Espadrilles, Feit Hand Sewn Low
Boots Margelia, Isabel Marant
Sunglasses Rayban Aviator or Illesteva Sterling Ll Champagne or Olive, Selima Angel Olive
Watch Hermes Cape Cod or Heures in Silver
Day bag Agness Baddoo Belt Sac with Sac 2 in Natural
Jewelry Ursa Major By Kate Jones, Mara Carrizo Scalize, Hermes, Kathryn Bentley
Workout wear The Guru Jagat Jedi Jumpsuit
Designers Rachel Craven, Beatrice Valenzuela, Pietsie Campbell, Milena Silvano, Jesse Kamm, Doen, Black Crane, Marshmallow, Odile Jacobs
Lingerie or underwear Pansy Co
Where do you shop Twice a year at the Echo Park Craft Fair. Marikoko, Midland, Mohawk General Store, Bazar
Shopping mecca Moukie Mou. I nearly lost my mind (and wallet) in there!
Suit Beatrice Valenzuela Poeta and Pachucos Combo
MY BAG OF TRICKS
What’s your sign Aries, Libra moon, Libra rising.
Workout(s) Kundalini, walking
Yoga studio/teacher Tej Kaur Khalsa, 9 Treasures Yoga, Rama Institute Venice + NYC
Do you meditate Yes
Meditation teacher, venue or app Ramatv.com classes from all my favorite teachers for when I can’t make it in person.
Experts in your corner Tej Kaur Khalsa, Lucy Postolov, Fenya Hecopian, Jennifer Otto, Heather Mccall, Anna Zahn, Mariko Mckittrick, Carrie Maloney, Wendy Polish, Shaheen Plunier, Amanda Chantal Bacon-Rogrove, Faith Childs-Davis
Morning rituals Warm water with lemon, Chloroxygen, SuperYou. 3 - 11 minutes meditation
Evening rituals Warm water with lemon, African Basil Fleur de L'eau candle before bed
Tea or tonic drink Fresh ginger tea or tonic or occasional coffee concoctions using an assortment from my Moon Juice and Sun Potion pantry.
Sun Potion: Pine Pollen, Matcha, Mucuna Pruriens, Anandamide, Yin Power
Moon Juice: Vanilla Mushroom Adaptogenic Protein, Tocos, Cordyceps, Maca
Wellness idol Jack Lalanne! The jumpsuit! The simplicity! The joy!
Diet you follow Plant based, mostly organic. Everything else in moderation.
Guilty pleasures I keep them at bay by keeping them situational. Memory foods like Trefoil Girl Scout cookies, Mister Softee vanilla ice cream with chocolate sprinkles, Cape Cod chips.
Soap Orez Lifestyle Shampoo and Body Bar, with the beechwood travel box! So chic and practical.
Lip color Orez Lifestyle Rose Clay Lip and Cheek, NOTO Multibenne Tint Stick
Eye Jillian Dempsey Kohl Eyeliner, W3LL PEOPLE Mascara
Perfume or cologne My own essential oil blends, Bless by Leahlani, Santa Maria Novella Aromatic Waters in soave and neroli
Who cuts your hair Not cut but seasonal deep conditioning treatments from Gwen Staples
Shampoo Sweet Sister Geranium Shampoo, Orez Lifestyle Shampoo and Body Bar
Favorite beauty products: Moon Juice SuperYou, Moon Juice Beauty Shroom Exfoliating Potion and Serum, NOTO Botanics Resurface Scrub, Tata Harper everything, especially Clarifying Cleanser, Earth tu Face, Wilder Botanics Day Oil, Shiva Rose Glow Face Balm and Pearl Rose Face Cream, Dr Janine Mahon Rejuvenating Breast Oil
Where do you live? Fairfax High and Erewhon in LA + Upper West Side in NYC. To me, they are very similar, like sister neighborhoods: diverse, old school, historic, residential and cultural, pedestrian, enough greens and parks, scenic and gritty, neighborly.
Artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Noah Davis, Brian Lotti, Cassi a Namoda
Piece of art in your home Flea market find painting of the PCH. Carved elephant side tables.
Museum The Underground Museum, The Studio Museum of Harlem
Local restaurant Do Moon Juice, Beverly Hills Juice Bar and Erewhon count? Woodspoon in Downtown LA.
Best cup of coffee in your town Coffee is a special treat, an uncommon occurence, and Canyon gourmet -cardamama latte is perfection
China Eric Darrow, Glidden
Pottery Eric Darrow, Rebecca Miles, Amanda Moffit, Mt Washington Pottery
Favorite piece of furniture Vintage wood camp cots
Furniture store or designer County, Ltd., Nickey Kehoe, Pop-Up Home, Merchant Modern
Minimalist or maximalist Maximalist
Dream dinner party guests My friends
Go-to dinner party recipe Moroccan inspired chickpea veggie tagine over couscous with dried cherries
Most used kitchen gadget Magic Bullet, lemon press
Favorite snack Moon Juice Walnuts and the Rainbow Crisps
Favorite drink Hibiscus/mint/ginger tea, with or without Madre mezcal
What do you collect Textiles, baskets, wood bowls and plates, ceramics, select fashion and interior magazines
What’s always in your fridge Lemons
LIGHT MY FIRE
Who or what inspires you My peeps
Favorite quote "Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.” - Yogi Bhajan. As a designer, the first concept is an eternal challenge and aspiration.
Fashion idol Joani Johnson, Danielle King, Mara Brock
Sports hero Mohammed Ali, Colin Kaepernick, Bjorn Borg
Beach Treasure, Broad, Escondido, Rockaway
Favorite charity Environmental Working Group
Favorite color To wear? If not white, navy. If not navy, sagey-mossy-grayish green. Sometimes the hottest pink. Or orange. Lemon yellow too. Grass green. Why favorite? I couldn't.
Favorite place in the world Wherever I am, most of the time.
Favorite movies Black Orpheus
Favorite albums Funky Kingston by Toots & The Maytals, Life of Contradiction by Joe Higgs, Haile I Hymns by Ijahman Levi, Rokia Traore
Photography or coffee table book Ever Young by James Barnour, A Collaboration with Nature by Andy Goldsworthy, Young Blood by Noah Davis, Love is the Message by Arthur Jafa, Contact High, Riding through Compton by Melodie Mcdaniel
Necessary indulgence Cabana Magazine
What’s your inner age 26
Song in your head at the moment As, Stevie wonder
Dancing or karaoke Dancing
Phone case Until I make one, Roberu
Blogs Keep it Chic
Podcasts Expanded, The Breakdown, Small Doses, You Must Remember This, Questlove Supreme, Cocaine & Rhinestones
Laptop or desktop MacBook Pro
Computer bag Agnes Baddoo Foldover Clutch or Large Clutch or a folio I made in collaboration with Paper Chase Press