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home:


“I can work from any room in the house thanks to this mod plastic cart designed by Joe Colombo in 1969 for Bieffe. The original Boby Taboret is part of the permanent collection of MOMA. It’s functional with a WOW factor.”


“Cecil is one of our two Norwegian Forest cats. He looks like a mini-lion and he’s always stylin’.”


“My mom was an interior designer and I grew up in a Danish Modern environment. Today, I’m living in my dream home on the water. Floor-to-ceiling windows, an amazing view of the harbor with a wraparound balcony and clean lines that I never get tired of. It’s sleek without being sterile.”


“I like to limit the tchotchkes to a little shelf of curiosities that I keep. Among them is this can of Aqua Net signed by John Waters. I played a hair-hopper model in the car show scene in his 1988 movie ‘Hairspray.’ I also emceed the movie’s world premiere at The Senator. I’ll never forget it!”


“I’m a lifelong Doris Day fan. I have all her comedies on DVD— including her ‘70s sitcom. I usually have one running while I’m working at my jewelry bench. My favorites are ‘The Glass Bottom Boat,’ ‘Pillow Talk’ and ‘Lover Come Back.’ They’re the perfect adult fairy tales. Mary Tyler Moore is another favorite of mine. I scored this signed copy of one of her most popular episodes, ‘Chuckles the Clown Bites the Dust.’”

collects:


“Once art dealer Tommy Segal diagnosed my affinity for black and white abstract art, he found us several wonderful pieces like this Richard Serra that hangs in the den.”

signature:


“Since launching my signature jewelry line in 2002, it’s so rewarding to see my designs in the stores and on the women I cover for the paper. I designed these earrings to be lightweight and provide movement like a Calder mobile. My signature necklace wraps are made from gold, pearls and Swarovski crystals. sloanebrowndesigns.com.”


“Apparently, I’m the stuff of lore at Smart Center Annapolis because I traded in my Porsche for this convertible Smart Car years back. That choice says a lot about me. I love the cool red interior and the way it gets me around while listening to Fat Boy Slim and Lady GaGa. This bouncy little car makes everybody smile.”

beauty:


“Benefit’s ‘Get Bent!’ mascara is such a great curling mascara that I don’t need an eyelash curler anymore. Then, all I need is a swipe of matte green shadow for a subtle smokey eye, and a dab of MAC’s Lipglass in ‘Oyster Girl’ for the perfect nude lip, and I’m out the door.”


“The first thing I do after my shower is rub my feet with Vaseline, and then slip into a pair of cheap gym socks. It’s better than any spa treatment and everyone I’ve told swears by it!”


“I’ve been a huge fan of Norma Kamali since the ’80s. She knows how to cut jersey to flatter a woman’s body. I just can’t get enough of her jersey dresses that I like to have shortened and wear with my skinny jeans. Since she’s recently been producing a line for Wal-Mart, I’m always checking their Web site for her new designs. Of course, it’s not the same quality as before, but you can still get away with the look and you can’t beat the price!”


“My all-time favorite comfort food is this authentic Santa Fe cheese enchilada. It’s a stack of fried corn tortillas, cheddar, chopped onions and a rustic chile gravy made with only special reserve chile powder that I order online (buenofoods.com). Top it all off with a fried egg. I get my recipe for the chile gravy from my madrina, Aunt Eloisa Bergere Brown, who published a New Mexican family cookbook titled, ‘Our Kind of Food for Our Kind of People.’ The title says it all!”

Sloane Brown’s Enchiladas

fashion:


“You can never have too many boots! This season, I’m into the over-the-knee look that I wear with my skinny jeans. I always find good designer knock-offs at victoriassecret.com. Let’s keep that our little secret, OK?”


“I found this authentic Harley-Davidson jacket at a motorcycle rally for $100. It’s the perfect accent when I want to add a tough edge to any outfit, from a Jill Andrews Taylor corseted ball gown to a slim pencil skirt or my favorite old jeans.”

roots:


“I’m always reaching for this classic concho belt. It reflects my wild-and-woolly Western upbringing and gives any trend my personal stamp.”


“I got this HighGear mountain climbing watch for my 2007 trip to Machu Picchu, which my great-grandfather Hiram Bingham III rediscovered in 1911. It’s big and rugged and way different from all the fashionista watches out there. I wear it all the time now.”

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