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.
My Tabitha Simmons shoes get a lot of action. Tabitha is an old friend of mine, so I’ve collected many of her designs over the years.
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.
My secret spa day for myself is putting on a sheet mask and soaking in a bath with rose-scented oil — heaven!
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.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Nick Cave’s. He’s a poet, and I adore his wife, Susie, the designer for [the fashion brand] The Vampire’s Wife.
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.