My Universe: Neada Deters

There is always something about your first crush… Meet Neada, our first CAP CRUSH. She is the founder of LESSE, an organic skincare line that is wildly effective and simply chic. Blending East Coast Style and West Coast Ease, Neada is one to keep your eyes on. Step into her Universe.


Jeans High waist vintage Levi’s

T-shirt Threadbare vintage from General Store

Heels LOQ day heels, Sergio Rossi high heels

Flats Emme Parsons sandals, Chanel loafers

Boots Black, vintage cowboy boots I found in Santa Fe

Sunglasses Cateye

Day bag Leather box shapes seem to be my day bag theme

Jewelry Simple gold rings and earrings, inherited pieces from my grandmother

Workout wear Outdoor Voices

Designers Lemaire, Lorod, Céline, Jil Sander, Maryam Nassir Zadeh

Lingerie or underwear Kye Intimates, Baserange

Where do you shop Flea markets and online

Shopping mecca Paris, always

Online shopping site Net a Porter, eBay, 1st Dibs

Suit  My aunt passed down an incredible 90's pinstripe suit that I wear often


What’s your sign Virgo sun, Aries moon and rising

Workout(s) Katonah yoga, reformer pilates

Yoga studio/teacher studio Love Yoga in Los Angeles, Sky Ting in New York

Do you meditate Never enough

Meditation teacher, venue or app Our garden in the mornings, it’s full of light

Experts in your corner Van Sarki, Vata Pitta Kapha… I’m still searching for more

Morning rituals Slow coffee with my husband in the sun

Evening rituals I try to read a fiction novel for at least thirty minutes in bed, to detach from screens and jumpstart the imagination

Tea or tonic drink Canyon Coffee in the morning, CAP Matcha in the afternoon

Wellness idol My grandmother who barely drinks, cooks everything she eats from scratch, and loves long walks

Diet you follow No sugar, mostly plants

Guilty pleasure Red wine and blue cheese

Toothpaste Davids

Soap Dr. Bronner’s

Lip color Bare with balm

Perfume or Cologne Usually nothing, but occasionally Diptyque’s solid perfume in 34 Boulevard Saint Germain

Who cuts your hair Zaley in West Hollywood, who does a great dry cut

Shampoo Klorane

Favorite beauty product LESSE Bioactive Face Masque, eyelash curlers


Where do you live? Venice, Los Angeles

Artist  Donald Judd, Jean Arp, Christo & Jeane-Claude

Piece of art in your home A line drawing by a friend, a gift for our wedding

Museum MoMA or Reina Sofia

Pets Our sweet dog, Alfie

Sheets Deiji Studios sustainable linen

Local restaurant MTN

Best cup of coffee in your town Gjusta with their homemade nut milk

Favorite piece of furniture Our Russel Wright dining table and chairs

Furniture store or designer 1st dibs, I currently have pieces saved from Scarpa, Baughman, Mogensen, Alvar Aalto, and more

Minimalist or maximalist Minimalist

Hotel Hotel Signum, Sicily and Le Sireneuse, Positano. I love Italy

Dream dinner party guests Ram Dass, Obama, RBG, Gloria Steinem, Einstein, Anais Nin, Maya Angelou, Steve Jobs

Go-to dinner party recipe A simple coconut and ginger curry with couscous 

Most used kitchen gadget Vitamix

Favorite snack Smoothie or half an avocado with olive oil and sea salt

Favorite drink Fresh ginger and lemon in sparkling water

What do you collect Books and ceramics

What’s always in your fridge Organic lemons, avocados, chia seeds, apples


Who or what inspires you Nature

Favorite discovery Exercising the power to say “no”

Favorite quote “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” –– Anais Nin

Fashion idol Katherine Hepburn and Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy

Sports hero Cathy Freeman

Crush Anyone who can make good food or good coffee

Beach Formentera or Tallows Beach, Byron Bay

Ski Resort Jackson Hole

Favorite charity National Research Defense Council, they advocate for policy change focused on climate change and animal safety

Favorite color Green

Favorite place in the world Italy, anywhere by the sea

Favorite albums Music for me is a mood, but it might be Nevermind by Nirvana

Nightstand reading I always have a few books in rotation, current favorite is The Overstory by Richard Powers

Photography or coffee table book Wabi Inspirations by Axel Vervoordt

Necessary indulgence Organic, local produce and travel

Who would you want to be for a day No one but me

What’s your inner age Somewhere in my early 70s

Song in your head at the moment Rescue Me by Fontella Bass

Dancing or karaoke Dancing



Apps Spotify, Uber, Instagram

Phone iPhone X

Phone case The black battery case from Apple


Go-to website,

Podcasts Rich Roll, Planet Money, 

Laptop or desktop Laptop

Tablet I read off a Kindle when I travel, if that counts

Computer bag My LESSE canvas tote




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