I use this amazing creamy cleaning agent from La Prairie in the morning, followed by White Caviar Relieving Pearl Infusion† eye cream and Cream from the same line. When I’m in Mexico I have very dry skin so I’ll be using Avène’s all day long Thermal spring water spray on my face and olive oil that I get on my lips in Italy. To exfoliate, I occasionally use the Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial from Youth to the People and Dr. Dennis Gross’s Universal daily peels† I wear La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Complexion Essence-in-Foundation in the shade honey beige as it still looks and feels so light on my skin. When I go to an event, I use Ilia Limitless eyelash mascaraMilk Makeup Lip + Cheek Cream Blush in Work and Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder in Medium/Deep over my foundation. My lashes aren’t curled at all, so lash lifting has been life-changing – I’m going to Yoli Cotray in New York City. For my hair I mainly use Ceremonia products. To wash and condition I have Yucca & Witch Hazel Shampoo† Cupuaçu & Castor conditioner† Papaya Scalp Scrub and Babassu mask and, to untangle, the Guava rescue spray. They are really affordable and the brand is owned by Latina, which I love. I have been using Aesop body wash for a long time, but then someone told me that she used Aesop body wash. washing animals† it is very gentle on sensitive skin and feels so clean. I think I converted 20 people to that. For fragrance, I light Palo Santo and soak it in olive oil to use as perfume. It doesn’t compete with other scents when I’m cooking, and it reminds me of Coyoacán in Mexico City, where I grew up.
This interview has been edited and abridged.
When the creative director of the jewelry brand Sauer, Stephanie Wenk, visited the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2018 for “Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil”, she was delighted. “It was so important to me to see a Brazilian female artist get that recognition,” Wenk says. Do Amaral studied art, especially Cubism, in Paris in the 1920s before returning to her home country and becoming one of the most important figures in Brazilian modernism. “She didn’t give in to the conventions of the time and was truly a feminist,” says Wenk, who couldn’t have imagined that three years after seeing that show, the artist’s family would rebrand her Rio de Janeiro-based brand. to ask if they could collaborate on a collection. A favorite of local curators, gallerists and artists, Sauer usually makes his jewelry with stones sourced from Brazil; in this case, whimsical shapes were carved from colorful emerald, tourmaline, amazonite, and jade, inspired by the flora and fauna found in do Amaral’s surreal anthropophagic period work, which was influenced by and named after her first husband, the Oswald de Andrade’s Brazilian Poet, Philosophy of ‘Cultural Cannibalism’. The 29-piece collection, which includes rings and bracelets, launches this week on Moda Operandi for US shoppers. Prices on request, modaoperandi.com†
Turtles and tigers and snails, in carpet form
When a carpet designed by interior designer Adam Charlap Hyman caught the attention of Dara Caponigro, the creative director of legendary interior design company Schumacher, she immediately asked to meet him. Over lunch, the couple bonded over their shared love of surrealism, wallpaper and the sculptures of the artist François-Xavier Lalanne. They also delved into various fabrics Charlap Hyman had designed, and drawings he’d made with his mother, the painter Pilar Almon, and had thought of taking with him. This is how Charlap Hyman’s first collection of carpets and fabrics was born. Inspired by the lines in Alexander Calder’s carpets, Charlap Hyman chose to make his in the same material, abacá. That first offering, which came out in 2018, included astrological motifs and arrows, but the styles that really struck a chord depicted snakes, alligators, and crocodiles. For his recently released second collaboration with the brand, Charlap Hyman continued his exploration of zoological forms and created rugs in the form of a turtle, whale, snail, tiger and fish. Plenty of other realms of the animal kingdom remain untouched, of course, but Charlap Hyman is fearless. “We have found a path that is infinite,” he says. From $400, fschumacher.com†
According to local legend, the land that Husky Meadows Farm is now in Norfolk, Conn. once a farm where, when they passed by, neighbors could expect a slice of apple pie. The current owners, David Low and Dominique Lahaussois, continue that community-oriented philosophy with Seed and Spoon, an organization offering a range of culinary farm stays. Guests can expect a seasonal cocktail on arrival, followed by a four-course dinner prepared by Husky Meadows’ culinary director, Tracy Hayhurst, formerly of the non-profit dining series Plantin’ Seeds. (A recent menu included freshly trimmed greenhouse lettuce with whipped feta, slope-raised halibut and beurre blanc, and a maple chess pie, all paired with French wines from the cellar.) The next day offers a crash course in regenerative farming from the property manager. , Adam Buggy, a tour of the wood-grown shiitake mushrooms and a cooking class in which the aim is to prepare a meal designed around the harvest of the day. With just five guest suites, each tastefully designed by local architect Kate Briggs Johnson, it’s an intimate experience that mimics a visit to a friend’s mansion, but with better food. From $1,000, seedandspoon.com†
British creative director and designer Alex Eagle grew up playing tennis and has fond memories of rallies with friends – and of what everyone wore. “It felt almost ceremonial to dress in white and get together on the track,” she says. The former editor and vintage curator founded her eponymous brand in 2014, which includes women’s clothing and home accessories. It has since expanded to include Alex Eagle Sporting Club, a collection of stylish sportswear for on and off the pitch. The Sporting Club’s latest launch, the Tennis Drop, features unbranded pieces with 1970s-inspired silhouettes made entirely in England from Italian cotton. Check out the Campden Hill Dress, a fitted mini dress with a pleated skirt and square neckline, and the Berwick Crewneck Jumper, a sporty second layer complete with ribbed cuffs. In coming up with these styles, Eagle looked to the vintage sports books she found at flea markets and references to ’60s menswear, and tried to think about what was missing from her own wardrobe. “I’ve been looking for the right tennis apparel for years — raised, non-logo garments, pieces that I can throw a jersey over and wear after the game,” says Eagle. “I’d love to tell my 14-year-old self-drawing tennis outfits on the back of my textbooks that this happened.” from $30, alexeaglesportingclub.com†
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