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CALIFORNIA GIRLS: TRACY WILKINSON

CALIFORNIA GIRLS: TRACY WILKINSON

Designer Tracy Wilkinson is the epitome of a renaissance woman. Originally from Yorkshire in Northern England, we first met this cool blonde over 20 years ago when she was designing her own clothing line (her perfect-fit sailor pants still live nicely in our closet) and since then, she’s designed for us, let us set up photo shoots in her enviably styled house (her abode has been photographed by more magazines and blogs than anybody else we know) and she is just a whip-smart, funny, generous and gorgeous human. The consummate creative, a few years ago she added ceramic artist to her resume, so nowadays you’ll most likely find her in her home studio where she hand forms beautiful, organically shaped vessels and pots from clay and basketweave. We picked her brain on all things cool from shoes to the best low key LA hot spots.

What’s your personality in a nutshell?
I’m a little bit introverted, a little bit OCD and creative.

What’s your style?
Casual, understated and always relaxed

Style Icon?
Lauren Hutton

Favorite fashion purchase to date?
A matte jersey bodysuit from Norma Kamali

Most recent splurge?
Silver sparkly Mary Jane sandals from Isabel Marant

Favorite fragrance?
Night Jasmine

Current obsession?
Pod Save America podcasts

Charities you support?
ACLU, Hope for Paws and Planned Parenthood

Next on your reading list?
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Best childhood memory?
Back in England, watching my dad play cricket on hot summer days.

Your favorite thing about living in California?
The landscape and the light

What’s your fave California weekend escape?
29 Palms Inn in Twentynine Palms. I’ll go hiking and then lay out by the pool.

Top 3 best spots in Los Angeles?
Self Realization Fellowship ground in Mount Washington, the Getty Center and Angeles Crest

Fave way to unwind?
At home, on my back patio with my dog, Brownie and a glass of wine. I never get tired of the gorgeous mountain view.

Hey there beautiful people! If you live in the LA area and want to check out some of Tracy’s recent ceramics and weaving work—and meet the lovely TW herself—she’s doing a one woman show of her gorgeous ceramics and weavings on June 10th in downtown LA. Go to www.twworkshop.com for more info. We suggest you come and be inspired.

Here’s where we showcase everything we’re loving this minute. From great reads to must-try trends to inspiring people we’re crushing on, it’s a peek into our lives here at Velvet. Also updates on contests, collabs and where our newest stores are cropping up. Enjoy!

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