My Universe: Kate Young

   

One of the most sought after stylists and creatives in the world, we couldn’t wait to sneak a peek into the universe of Kate Young. A tastemaker of the highest order, when Kate recommends something, we listen. Read on for the items, people and places that fill her world.

MY THREADS

  • Jeans Re/done
  • T-shirt Calder
  • Sneakers Veja for day, Nike for exercise
  • Heels Prada, usually
  • Flats Alumnae
  • Boots Saint laurent
  • Sunglasses Ky for Tura
  • Watch Gold Cartier Panthere
  • Day bag Proenza Schouler
  • Jewelry you wear everyday Gold wedding band on my left hand and diamond eternity band on my right hand
  • Workout wear Splits 59
  • Designers Chloe, Rosetta Getty, The Row, Celine, Sonia Rykiel
  • Lingerie or underwear La perla & Commando
  • Where do you shop Where don’t I shop?
  • Boutique Maryam Nassir Zadeh
  • Shopping Mecca Merci in Paris
  • Online shopping site Resee

MY BAG OF TRICKS

  • What’s your sign Aries
  • Workout(s) Gyro or Pilates with Ashley Richmond
  • Sport(s) Tennis
  • Yoga studio/teacher Wherever
  • Do you meditate Yes, but not enough
  • Meditation teacher TM
  • Morning rituals Coffee/NY Post/NY Times/Business of Fashion
  • Evening rituals Trevor Noah
  • Tea or tonic drink I buy them but don’t drink them
  • Wellness idol Frank Lipman
  • Diet you follow Paleo-ish
  • Guilty pleasure Pasta
  • Skin care Tatcha oil or de Mamiel cleanser, Drunk Elephant C, Tata Harper Moisturizer
  • Soap Marfa Soap Co
  • Perfume or Cologne Le Labo Gaiac 10
  • Who cuts your hair Joe at Orlo

MY DIGS

  • Where do you live? Brooklyn
  • Artist Too many, that’s hard
  • Piece of art in your home Cecil Touchon and a tiny Kiki Smith Stars print
  • Museum Whitney
  • Pets I have an elderly beta fish
  • Sheets Linen, don’t know where they’re from
  • Local restaurant Metta
  • Best cup of coffee in your town I like deli coffee , I’m not qualified to answer this one
  • China or Pottery Both
  • Favorite piece of furniture Pierre Paulin Pumpkin Chair (original not reissue)
  • Furniture store or designer Demisch Danant
  • Minimalist or maximalist Both (goals vs reality)
  • Hotel Harmony Hotel Costa Rica
  • Go-to dinner party recipe Botanica Mag’s eggplant with ras el hanout and herb salad. It’s the best thing ever.
  • Most used kitchen gadget Instant pot
  • Favorite snack Dark chocolate
  • Favorite drink Red wine from La Clarine
  • What do you collect Elsa Peretti Terra Cotta
  • What’s always in your fridge Champagne, just in case

LIGHT MY FIRE

  • Who or what inspires you My husband, Keith
  • Fashion idol So many. Lauren Bacall, Slim Keith, Blondie, Tina Chow, Anita Pallenberg, Georgia O’Keefe, Annie Albers, I need to stop… this list could go on for days
  • Sports hero Greta Waitz
  • Crush Nick Cave
  • Beach Nosara
  • Ski Resort Sun Valley
  • Favorite charity Planned Parenthood
  • Favorite place in the world My bed
  • Favorite writers James Salter, Edna st Vincent Millay, A.M. Homes, Lucia Berlin, Murakami, Donna Tart, Elena Ferrante. Again I’m going to stop. I’m forgetting people I’m sure.
  • Favorite albums Terry Reed, Seed of Memory, The Cure, Head On the Door, Simple Minds New Gold Dream, Bruce Springsteen Nebraska, George Harrison All Things Must Pass
  • Nightstand reading Parenting books
  • Photography or coffee table book Vintage interior design books
  • Song in your head at the moment Weekend by Ariel Pink
  • Dancing or karaoke Dancing

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