Perhaps it’s because I am in the land of the skinny (LA) as I write this, but the recent article on Kelly Wearstler’s diet in Bon Appetit caught my eye… I have never been one to live on a sparse diet, even when I weighed only 110 pounds… so when I hear that someone sustains on mostly pressed juices throughout the day I am riveted. I have done the juice thing, and the raw thing and the vegan thing… but this little bloggin’ girl still loves her three square meals a day… Take a peek at the interview below and be sure to scroll to the bottom of this blog to hear that latest scoop on H&M’s upcoming fashion show!
With a design empire that includes interiors, architecture, and now fashion, Kelly Wearstler tackles 30 meetings a day on a diet of boot camp and beet juice. How does she juggle it all? While she has no appetite for empty calories, she certainly has taste.
You started out in interior design, but your company has grown in recent years.
Kelly Wearstler: I’m a designer, which includes interiors, architecture, fashion, furniture, and lifestyle. I’m 100 percent involved with 100 percent of my projects. I choose every hinge, every button, each lightbulb.
How do you start the day?
I go to Barry’s Bootcamp at 5:30 a.m., seven days a week. It’s me and a bunch of Hollywood hot-shots. I’ve heard we burn 800 calories per class.
Sounds intense. Do you hydrate?
KW: I drink water mixed with Miracle Reds or Miracle Greens, with drops of plankton. Later in the day, I drink water with lemon, and alkaline water with cayenne extract.
You must be starving after that workout!
KW: Not for a while. After I drop my sons off at school–they still let me walk them into class–I get a double dry nonfat macchiato at Urth Caffé. And for the rest of the day, I juice.
Wow. What’s your juicing ritual?
KW: I get juices at Erewhon. I usually start with a “Superfood” juice. By noon, I get a kale, spinach, lemon, ginger, and E3Live juice. I avoid orange- and pineapple- based juices–too much sugar. A little beet juice is sweet enough for me.
What about real, solid food?
KW: Besides almonds or granola, I don’t eat a lot during the day–juicing is what gives me energy.
Do you cook or bake?
KW: I’m not the bake-sale-mom type–though once in a while, I’ll make challah French toast for my sons.
What about for dinner?
KW: That’s the one meal I sit down to enjoy. Simple things like roast chicken and big salads, and beans, lentils, and hummus.
Do you have a favorite restaurant?
KW: My husband and I go to Il Fico every Friday, and I get the whole-wheat pizza. I won’t eat pizza anywhere else!
Your schedule sounds nuts. Do you sleep like a baby?
KW: Yes! We go to bed early. Last night, I fell asleep with my kids at 8:45.
Do you wear Kelly Wearstler-designed pj’s?
KW: I wear a little bathrobe over a Cosabella thong. When I take off the robe for bed, sometimes my husband is like,”Ooooh.” And I’m like, “Sorrrry!”
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On another note H&M will be doing their first fashion show in years as related via Refinery 29 from Stylite
Particularly in Paris, Fashion Week is mainly comprised of dreamy dresses with in-your-dreams prices — but eight years after its last show, fast-fashion brand H&M is coming back to the runway on February 27 at the Musée Rodin.
Though the show won’t be blessed with a spot on the official schedule, it’s definitely going to be a production on the level of any other luxury brand. In the past, the spectacular location has housed runways for Yves Saint Laurent and Dior, and H&M is known for its over-the-top presentations, as evidenced by the shows for the Maison Martin Margiela and Anna Dello Russo collabs. The last time they did a fashion week show, Kanye West and John Legend performed…so, yeah, this is a big deal. (Styleite)