These Are the Things Model Karen Elson Can't Live Without
Karen Elson is many things to many people: a dedicated mother of two, a prolific supermodel, an indie songtress with a killer set of pipes. But one thing that stays constant? She has incredible taste. Here, she lets us in on a few of her current obsessions — which, let’s be honest here, are destined to become ours, too.
Lately I’ve been trading vintage dresses for a more clean-lined look. I like Tom Ford, Givenchy, and Stella McCartney — her suits are the best on earth.
I’m obsessed with this dried mango snack from Whole Foods. It’s like candy! I could go through a bag a day, so I have to stop myself.
Because I travel so much, I’m all about the compact packaging of Rodin lipsticks. Red Hedy is one of my go-to shades.
As a Jo Malone London ambassador, I partnered with the brand to design customizable birthstone bottle tops for their fragrances. It’s a no-brainer gift, something that would feel special to whoever receives it.
When I see a striped shirt I like, I grab tons because I can’t risk it wearing out in the wash.
Walking Alexander McQueen’s [spring 2004] show, based on the film They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?. It was choreographed by Michael Clark, and it’s an experience I will never forget.
Love Warrior, by Glennon Doyle, is a beautiful story about the process of becoming a woman and all the things we struggle with. I think she is reinventing what feminism can mean.
I tell my kids that I love them to the moon and stars and back, so I wear this pendant with their initials. It’s simple but so sentimental to me.