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Q & A with Tastemaker – Celebrity Stylist Tara Swennen

27 Jul

Tara Swennen

Meet our Tastemaker Tara Swennen!

Tara is a well-known celebrity stylist who is sought after in Hollywood for creating memorable looks. She has an impressive celebrity roster including Kristen Stewart, Julie Bowen, Connie Britton and Kaley Cuoco. She is always jetting around getting inspiration at the latest fashion shows including Chanel, Valentino and Marc Jacobs. Learn her celebrity stylist secret and enjoy getting to know a little more about Tara! And, get inspired by Tara’s gift recommendations from The Stationery Studio!

Instagram - Tara Swennen

Photos courtesy of Tara Swennen’s Instagram

Q.

What is your favorite thing about being a stylist?

A.

I love the freedom and creativity involved! The collaboration with your clients has a wonderful energy to it!

Q.

What is the one piece we all need this Fall?

A.

A great duster!

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What is a stylist secret we could all use?

A.

Double stick tape and Preheels!

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Who is your favorite designer?

A.

I don’t have one favorite but I’ve been doing a lot of fun stuff with Chanel recently.

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What do you enjoy doing in your down time?

A.

Traveling and spending time with my family!

Q&A with Tastemaker Will Kahn of Town & Country Magazine

23 Jun

Meet Tastemaker Will Kahn of Town & Country Magazine

We were thrilled with the great feedback we got when we did a Q&A with our Tastemaker Meaghan Murphy, so we decided to keep it going!  This week our featured Tastemaker is Will Kahn, the fashion market and accessories director at Town & Country magazine.  We love his eye for style and adore his personalized picks!  Enjoy getting to know Will.

Photos courtesy of Will Kahn’s Instagram

Q.

What is your favorite thing about working at Town & Country?

A.

It’s a front row seat to the best of jewels, fashion, interiors and is constantly different every day.

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Where is your favorite place to travel and why?

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I haven’t been yet but I am dying to go to Rosewood Mayakoba, I travel a lot for work so when I have my own time I need to relax and it looks like relaxation heaven – private plunge pools and guacamole and margaritas sound like the perfect vacation to me.

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What is the ONE thing in your wardrobe you couldn’t live without?

A.

A Thom Browne Navy Blazer- it fits perfectly and adds polish to anything I happen to be wearing.

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What’s an emerging fashion trend you’re seeing right now?

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In jewelry hoops are hot right now especially jeweled hoops. Velvet accessories are big for Fall.

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Just for fun … who is your celebrity crush?

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Ryan Gosling

 

Q&A with Tastemaker Meaghan Murphy of Good Housekeeping

9 Jun

Meet our Tastemaker Meaghan Murphy, Executive Editor at Good Housekeeping

Last month, we were thrilled to introduce you to our new Tastemakers.  We love partnering with influencers who have great style and love a good monogram.  We decided to do a Q&A with one of our favorite Tastemakers – Meaghan Murphy.  I highly suggest you follow her on Instagram as her posts are both inspiring and funny.  We hope you enjoy getting to know her!

Photos courtesy of Meaghan Murphy Instagram

Q.

What is your favorite thing about working at Good Housekeeping?

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We cover everything I love from cleaning hacks and top toys to tested-‘til-perfect recipes and cute shoes. And the covers are just so pretty that I get a matching manicure every month. My nails have issues…of GH!

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We know you are all about a good workout! What is your favorite workout to do and why?

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Picking a favorite workout would be like picking a favorite child. I can’t do it! I do something different every day so I never get bored (or injured). My steady rotation is: SLT, Poe yoga, OrangeTheory Fitness and Flywheel.

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What is the ONE thing in your wardrobe you couldn’t live without?

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Right now it would be my Karl Lagerfeld critter sneakers. OBSESSED!

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What’s an emerging home trend you’re seeing right now?

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We just ran photographer Gray Malin’s guest retreat in the July issue of GH and I fell in love with his layered carpet look. I went home an immediately ordered a grey sisal carpet from Capel Rugs as the base for a fun and graphic Pottery Barn rug.

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Just for fun … who is your celebrity crush?

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Kelly Rippa! I love, love, love doing her show. She’s a Jersey girl just like me and is so kind and engaging with her fans.