My Universe: Bo Carney


Bo Carney knows a thing or two about the world of fashion and design. Alongside her husband Kevin, the couple run multiple boutiques in Los Angeles, famously known as Mohawk General Store. Bo also designs their effortless and classic, in house label, SMOCK. As an avid traveler and a seeker of beauty, Bo finds inspiration from simple, day-to-day moments, to new landscapes, film, and her community. She shares them with us, here, in a collection we call Bo's Universe.


Heels All mid height heels by Lemaire

Flats Martiniano glove in any color 

Boots Dries Van Noten white ankle boots

Sunglasses Celine

Watch Jaeger Le Coultre reverso

Jewelry you wear every day Grace Lee Pearl Bangle, Kristen Elspeth Arc Bangle

Designers Lemaire, Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander 

Where do you shop At my store or vintage

Shopping mecca All the markets in any place we visit


What’s your sign? Scorpio

Workout(s) Pilates, walks 

Yoga studio/teacher At home by myself

Incense Astier de Villate Aoyama

Tea or tonic drink Hot turmeric tonic 

Wellness idol Amanda Chantal Bacon, Steven Gundry

Guilty pleasure Chocolate or any kind of sweets, actually 

Skincare Trying to use only natural products. Noto Botanics, Shiva Rose and May Lindstrom are currently in rotation.

Soap Natural soaps I find in Paris. Currently using Buly 1803.

Lip color Kosas Rosewater 

Perfume or Cologne Escentric Molecule 01

Who cuts your hair? Michelle in Korea Town



Where do you live? Los Angeles

Artist Stan Bitters

Piece of art in your home A large geodesic oil painting by a nun named Sister Augustine. It reminds me of Hilma Af Klint.

Museum Guggenheim

Local restaurant Mhzh 

Best cup of coffee in your town Hmmm I don’t drink coffee so it’s hard to say!

China or Pottery Pottery: Eric Roinstead, Akio Nukaga

Favorite piece of furniture Pair of Ivkobad Larsen chairs we found on the street

Furniture store or designer Galerie Half

Beach lanikai, Hawaii

Hotel Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole Italy

Dream dinner party guests The Obamas

Dinner party menu Proper Korean bbq

Most used kitchen gadget Vitamix and rice cooker

Favorite recipe All the recipes in the NY Times magazine

Favorite drink Sophia at Cafe Stella

What do you collect? Vintage denim and military wear

What’s always in your fridge? Organic milk for my baby, a jar of kimchi



Who or what inspires you? So many things. Nature, people who are fearlessly pursuing their dreams.

Favorite discovery That you can use a nutmilk bag and a Vitamix instead of a juicer

Fashion idol Tilda Swinton

Crush Keanu Reeves

Favorite charity The Natural Resources Defense Council

Favorite place in the world My bed

Favorite movies Grand Beauty, I Am Love

Favorite writers Nayyirah Waheed, Mary Oliver

Favorite albums The Universe Smiles Upon You by Khruangbin

Nightstand reading Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting

Photography or coffee table book Georgia O’Keefe Living Modern

Necessary indulgence Facials


Phone iPhone X

Blogs @chateaugudanes

Laptop or desktop? Laptop

Online shopping sites Maisonette, Merci Milo

Recent Google search Baby friendly beaches on the north shore

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