Rebecca Minkoff

Occupation: 
Designer
Home: 
New York
Hails from: San Diego, CA

A typical day in her life: “Everyday is different. I work a lot; but when I'm not working, I love hanging out with my husband Gavin, attending events, and getting drinks with friends.”

First thing she consumes in the a.m.: Coffee!!!

Expert advice: “If you have confidence, you can pull off anything.”

What she's wearing: Alexander Wang jacket  ; Nicholas K dress ; Juan Antonio Lopez boots  ; Rebecca Minkoff bag

Items in her closet she can't live without: “My leather Lindberg jacket  and royal Mac clutch ; Loeffler Randall shoes.”

Inspirations: “I get my inspiration from everywhere--the media, my experiences, and people I see on the street.”

Other designer lines she adores: Alexander Wang , Nicholas K , Rag & Bone , and Loeffler Randall

Spring must haves: Clogs, floral dresses and studded bracelets

Her long list of beloved blogs: White Lightning ; Sea of Shoes; Jak + Jil ; Bleach Black ; Style Rookie ; The Sartorialist ; The Clothes Horse ; Atlantis Home ; Fashion Toast ; Garbage Dress ; Copenhagen Street Style ;
Hanneli Mustaparta ; Altamira ; and The Streethearts

Top shops: “I am newly obsessed with No. 6 boots and clogs . I also love Opening Ceremony , Oak , Intermix , Scoop , Pixie Market and Resurrection.

Worth the splurge: “Shoes! I wear all my own bags, and now that I make clothing, shoes is the one place I can justify splurging on.”

Bargain buys: “Some of the Target designer collections are pretty cute. I have some fun t's from there. I also love shopping at vintage stores.”

Top scent: Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille

Book that's bedside now: Eat, Pray, Love

All-time fave flick: Breakfast at Tiffany's

How she unwinds: With a glass of wine and friends

Fave travel destination: Italy. “I was married there, and I love going back.”

How she's reducing her carbon footprint: “I live in Manhattan, so it is pretty easy. I take the subway or walk to work everyday, so I don't drive. I'm also very careful about turning lights off and unplugging appliances.”

Photographed for Elle.com by Kelly Stuart.