My Style: Suzie Craft

29, Marketing Director, Craft Restaurants Ltd. Pictured with daughters Olive, 5 and Ellie, 7.

 

 

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Describe your personal style. Classic and simple, with a few fun baubles and pops of color.
What are you and your girls wearing today? I’m wearing a dress and necklace from Anthropologie, shoes from Aldo and bracelets from Dot Dot Dash. Ellie and Olive are both wearing outfits, shoes and accessories from City Sprouts.
What item from your closet can you not live without? My Elie Tahari beige blazer/jacket. It’s light, comfy and polishes up a t-shirt and jeans.
Which designers are you obsessed with? Kate Spade is always a favorite for accessories. Phillip Lim, Lanvin, Valentino, Tibi (Amy Smilovic), Chlo̩ and Karl Lagerfeld (Chanel).
Where do you shop in STL? For myself: Anthropologie, H&M, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Kate Spade, Dot Dot Dash and Ziezo. For the girls: Hanna Andersson, CrewCuts, H&M Kids, Nordstrom, Dot Dot Dash and City Sprouts. For Gerard: Nordstrom and North Face.
What should every parent know about dressing their kids? The most important thing is that they are comfortable and are wearing items that coincide with their daily activities. For my girls, leggings in cool weather and bike shorts in summer are lifesavers! They are comfy, they go with everything and the girls love them.
Do the worlds of fashion and food influence each other? Restaurant design, food styling and fashion are always headed in a forward direction, always evolving. But whether it’s food or fashion, these rules apply: Keep it simple, don’t let go of your classic items, put a little soul into it and be aware of trends. Outfits or entrÌ©es, it’s all about balance.
?Where do you find your fashion inspiration? My mother-in-law, Jamie Craft‰ÛÓwhose family has been in the fashion industry for decades‰ÛÓ used to occasionally surprise me with an outfit, dress or jacket that she found in a catalog or while shopping in New York. Most of the things I receive compliments on are from Jamie. She has been a great influence in my life, and I’ve been able to balance that with my own sense of style‰ÛÓ for myself and for my girls‰ÛÓand I’m having a lot of fun with it!

 

Photo credit: Attilio D’Agostino

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