Thursday, August 21

Style File: Lisa Cotten

Stunning does not even begin to describe Lisa Cotton—the woman or the jewelry she designs. I have often said that I could live in simple, neutral clothing as long as I have GREAT jewelry and accessories—and these gorgeous gems fit the bill perfectly.

The former model, Town & Country cover girl and mother of four is making quite a name for herself in the jewelry world. Lisa's collection consists of semi-precious and precious stones and solid 18K gold. With a focus on quality she uses the same fabricator who crafts work for Graff and Van Cleef. Lisa’s growing clientele is mostly through word of mouth and trunk shows, a testament to her designs. You can see more of her beautiful work on her website.

How would you describe your typical morning
I wake up at about 6:45 every morning so that I can get a head start on the four kids and two dogs. I walk the dogs and feed them, and as soon as they are fed, I feed the children breakfast. I think I drink about four cups of coffee by 8:00 am. During the school year, everyone is out the door by 8:15 except my two-year old. The sitter comes at 9:30 each morning and then I can finally get some work done! I really do love all of the chaos!

What are your must-have beauty products?
Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer with spf 15 and Trish McEvoy lip gloss.

How would you describe your personal style?
Preppy and classic with a modern twist.

What is your all-time favorite handbag
I love the Bottega Veneta clamshell clutches. They last forever!

What handbag do you carry most frequently?
The YSL Muse because it holds all of my stuff, and it doubles as a great diaper bag.

What accessories can you not live without
I always wear my grandmother's diamond ballet ring and one of my cuffs.

What is your favorite indulgence?
I love going out with my girlfriends and laughing, eating and drinking wine.

What is your most prized possession
My Grandmother's diamond ring. She wore it every day, and now I do too.

Who are your style icons?
Lauren Bacall, my Grandmother and Cate Blanchett. They all have effortless, classic elegance.

What is your favorite luxury in life
Taking a nap.

Profile by Ronda Carman


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Anonymous said...

Another great one Ronda!

ALL THE BEST said...

Are they not the BEST Karen?!?!

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks Anne!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I do so enjoy your interviews.

Anonymous said...

Stunning is right. I love both necklaces. Wow!

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks Andie, and
I WANT those necklaces!

Anonymous said...

Cuffs are going to be big for fall.

Pink Wallpaper said...

wow, that first ring is amazing!

Sabina said...

Just stunning!!

rebecca said...

That necklace is amazing!
She seems lovely!

Anonymous said...

these jewels are really beautiful and they make me think of 30's jewels as we can find in France...