LOVE HAPPENS

It is no secret that Lindsey Love is considered to be one of the most stylish women in Texas. She is also one of our favorites. As a style and social editor for the Houston Chronicle, she is a girl on the go, and covering fashion and the social scene are a way of life for her. So is living a beautiful life. Here, Love shares her own loves:  a few of her favorite things and advice to inspire your own lushly stylish life.

By Lance Avery Morgan and Mira Milla
Portrait photography by Jake Gaines

My style icon is… I am always intrigued by Brits Kate Moss and Daphne Guinness. Even though their style preferences greatly differ, they both manage to stay true to their mode while being “of the moment” which is quite a fashionable fete. Historically speaking, I adore Elizabeth Taylor’s fashion choices through the decades and, of course, her jewel box.

My personal style signifier is… if ladylike Dior married Boho Isabel Marant it would be a juxtaposition of 1950s classic silhouettes paired with unexpected elements.

The thing I am eyeing next is…a man’s Jaeger-LeCoultre pocket watch from the 1940s that has been converted into a wristwatch. I love anything historical and one-of-a-kind.

An unforgettable place I’ve traveled is…between being an only child and having an Auntie Mame growing up I was fortunate to travel far and wide and usually off the beaten path. Places that I still hold dear to my heart are St. Barths’s beaches, Paris’s romance, Napa Valley’s peaceful setting and the Sergenti’s sunsets.

The best souvenir I have brought home is… a single pour, wine decanter from Montepulciano and bespoke letter seal from Florence.

The site that inspires me most is…aerial shots anywhere. The thinner air and distance from reality opens my mind.

The last meal that truly impressed me was…I’m constantly on the look out for the best all-time burger and I have yet to find one that beats the Coronado Club’s recipe.

The people I rely on for grooming and style are…Ceron for my hair, Isle Pedi Spa for nails, Tanja D at Neimans, and Dr. Jennifer Segal for my skin.

A recent find is… Cicalfate Restorative Cream by Avene. It truly is the only product that brings relief to my sensitive skin.

Favorite charity is…I’m a board member for KickStart Kids and an advisory board member for Dress For Success.

The last thing I bought and loved is…a Jil Sander trench coat.

The last music I downloaded is…I’m a Spotify app fan, so today I was feeling 90s nostalgia and downloaded Jay Z’s Hard Knock Life album.

If I had to limit my shopping to one neighborhood in one city…this is such a hard decision but if forced I’d have to say any shops on or off the Rue Saint-Honore

The last item I added to my wardrobe is…Thakoon’s tropical print short ensemble.

The best gift I have given recently is…you’d have to ask the recipients.

The best gift I have received is…my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Oona.

The book on my bedside table is…”Dating For Dummies.” Just kidding. I’m currently reading “1Q84” by Haruki Murakami.

My favorite room is… at home it is my cave-like bedroom and beyond that, my mother’s dressing area.

An indulgence I would never forego is…bubble baths.

My favorite street in the world is…Mount Street.

I read… US Weekly for the mind-numbing entertainment, David Sedaris for his sarcastic wit, and Fitzgerald for his beautiful descriptions.

On my tombstone it will say…ideally I’d like for my epitaph to read “She made God laugh by telling him her plans” but most likely it will say “And finally, Silence.”

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