My Universe: Vanessa Packer


Vanessa Packer is the founder of CAP favorite, modelFIT. Before starting modelFIT, she worked as a stylist and became a holistic nutritionist at the Institute for Holistic Nutrition. A fellow devotee of Gil Jacobs, she fits right in with the CAP crew. Read on for a look at her universe.



Jeans Moussy, AYR, and vintage Levis
T-shirt Everlane and Isabel Marant Sneakers Nike Air Force One  
Heels Manolo Blahnik 
Flats St Agni  
Boots Saint Laurent   
Sunglasses Oliver Peoples   
Watch Hermes and Cartier   
Day bag Trademark and Clare V  
Jewelry you wear everyday Rebecca Pinto, Sophie Buhai, my engagement ring and wedding band  
Workout wear Everything. Outdoor Voices, Heroine Sport, Nike, HPE, Varley
Designers Saint Laurent, Dries Van Noten, Proenza Schouler 
Lingerie or underwear Lingerie  
Where do you shop Vintage Stores and Barney's New York, Boutique Assembly
Shopping mecca Island shopping on vacation, Ibiza, Mykonos   
Online shopping site Matches Fashion  
Suit The Row



What’s your sign Taurus  
Workout(s) modelFIT 
Sport(s) Track 
Yoga studio/teacher Modo Yoga or any class with Ally Bogard 
Do you meditate Yes 
Meditation teacher, venue or app Light Watkins
Experts in your corner (nutritionists, trainers, coaches, etc.) Gil Jacobs my colon hydrotherapist  
Morning rituals Warm water and lemon, Manuka honey face mask/wash, modelFIT and cold brew coffee black! 
Evening rituals Hot bath with epsom salt, herbal tea, jazz or a good podcast, time with my husband  
Tea or tonic drink Fresh ginger and turmeric or fresh mint 
Wellness idol Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady, and Gabrielle Reece and Laird Hamilton 
Diet you follow I don't follow a diet, but I do eat in proper food combination, no processed foods and plant based 
Guilty pleasure Dark chocolate and really good red wine 
Toothpaste Tom's or Marvis 
Soap Diptique 
Lip color Ilia in Kokomo  
Perfume or Cologne Le Labo 
Who cuts your hair Tommy Buckett 
Shampoo Aveda and Kerastase  
Favorite beauty product Biologique Recherche P50


Where do you live? New York and Los Angeles 
Artist Agnes Martin  
Piece of art in your home Jonny Cheetwood, Andrew Kuo
Museum The Phillips Collection in DC and the SF MOMA 
Pets None right now, but I love dogs 
Sheets Parachute 
Local restaurant Gjusta in Los Angeles, and Charlie Bird in New York
Best cup of coffee in your town Cafe Grumpy in New York, and Verve Coffee in Los Angeles 
China Crate and Barrel. Need to step that one up haha
Pottery The Setting by Amanda Shine 
Favorite piece of furniture My Waterfall Console by Karl Springer that I use as a desk 
Furniture store or designer Matter in New York, Monc XIII in East Hampton, Merchant in Venice 
Minimalist or maximalist Recovering maximalist deeply trying to live as a minimalist haha 
Hotel The Macakizi in Bodrum 
Dream dinner party guests Oprah, Jonny Greenwood, Miles Davis, Gisele, Larry David, Lorne Michaels, Bianca Jagger, John and Yoko
Go-to dinner party recipe Roast Chicken with lemon and herbs, roasted winter squash and heirloom carrots, homemade humus and tatziki with a rainbow of crudite, and of course a leafy green salad with lots of raw veggies colorful lettuce and homemade dill tahini dressing. For dessert, homemade panna cotta, fresh dates and dark chocolate. Really good red wine and fresh ginger tea for after. 
Most used kitchen gadget Chef knife and Vitamix 
Favorite snack Honeycrisp apple with almond or sunflower seed butter 
Favorite drink Chai iced tea from sweetgreen 
What do you collect Old cameras and typewriters. Vintage clothes 
What’s always in your fridge Lots of fresh fruits and veggies, coconut milk yogurt, sauerkraut, almond butter, cold brew coffee, grapefruit juice, leftovers, wine, probiotics, eye cream.


Who or what inspires you Musicians, fellow entrepreneurs, Oprah's super soul podcast, my family, my friends, my husband
Favorite discovery Podcasts and my Beats headphones 
Favorite quote Never waste a crisis. This too shall pass. Is the juice worth the squeeze. Get comfortable with the uncomfortable. 
Fashion idol Pheobe Philo, Mick Jagger,  
Sports hero I don't follow sports, but all the gymnasts that came out against Larry Nasser are heros in my eyes.  
Crush My husband! 
Beach Gouveneur Beach in St Barths 
Ski Resort Vail is pretty spectacular 
Favorite charity CityMeals on Wheels 
Favorite color Blue 
Favorite place in the world The island of St Barths 
Favorite movies Bullitt, Chinatown, Love Story, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Grand Budapest Hotel, Royal Tenenbaums, Darjeeling Limited
Favorite writers Phillip Roth, Haruki Murakami, Charles Bukowski 
Favorite albums George Michael Faith, Radiohead EVERYTHING, Joni Mitchell Blue, Led Zeppel 3, Jamie XX Colors, Bill Withers 'Justments, Getz/Gilberto Jazz Samba 1 + 2
Nightstand reading The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Photography or coffee table book Annie Leibovitz when she was young shooting for Rolling Stone, Sally Mann, Weegee
Necessary indulgence Infrared Sauna 
Who would you want to be for a day No one, I'd rather be me 
What’s your inner age Depends on the day! 
Song in your head at the moment James Blake - I need a forest fire 
Dancing or karaoke Dancing! 


Apps Juno, Instacart, NYTimes 
Phone IPhone X 
Phone case Apple 
Blogs NY Mag Grubstreet, Into the Gloss, Well and Good, Chalkboard
Go-to website New York Times  
Podcasts Here's the Thing by Alec Baldwin, Oprah's Super Soul Conversations, How I built this with Guy Raz
Laptop or desktop Laptop 
Tablet Apple 
Computer bag Whatever purse I'm using 
Favorite gadget IPhone and Vitamix 

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