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What is your favorite AK item and why?

They are all my favorites.  I have the original boat tote bag, the black matte doctors bag is genius. My new AK Hunting Tote & army green iPad Cover I live for.  I need a new one for the mini and want the Alligator Birks in grey or army green  - And why do I like it??  Because I have to........

What are your top 10 latest obsessions and what can you not live without?

Connor Stationary

London, AGAIN

Rummikub

Truett's red pants

Gluten free pasta - Garafalo

Natura Bissé eye cream

My new Bottega cream corduroys

Richard Hamilton exhibit at the Tate Modern

The documentary Finding Vivian Maier

Westwind Orchard cutting board

Your favorite place you have ever traveled to and why?

South Africa

 We went on safari for a week shooting an ad campaign for Louis Vuitton with Annie Liebovitz and Bono.  I had aways heard how magical Africa was and it was more than I ever could have hoped for.

What is the best part about your job and what do you love most?

The travel - that it changes every day.

What are your top five prized possessions?

My two labs, Slim & Archer

1st edition of In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Custom made John Lobb riding boots

A garden

Can you give us a sneak peek into a day in the life of Sean? Any routines that keep you sane?

6am wake up with Archer and Slim double espresso, spin class, work.  

If I'm at the beach it's 5:30am wake up call with Archer, who likes to get up earlier at the beach, double espresso, spin class, walk on the beach.  I guess the constant is waking up with my dogs that keeps me happy and sane.

Who inspires you and why?

Genuine people with genuine talent.

  

What are your favorite apps on your iPhone?

Über 

Currency Converter

Flywheel

Instagram

Who are your favorite people to follow on Instagram?

Aerin Lauder - Aerin

Alexandra Knight - AlexandraKnightInc

Patricia Black - Albright Fashion Library

Donald Robertson

Lisa Perry Style

Carolyn Murphy

Your top five playlist songs you are loving now?

She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult

Lie To Me - Depeche Mode

Slippery People - Talking Heads

Right Now - Rihanna

Instant Crush - Daft Punk featuring Julian Casablancas

What are your beauty essentials?

Natura Bissé skin care

Klorane Camomile Shampoo

What is your guilty pleasure?

A bowl of pasta and wine with lunch at Bar Italia or Fred's with....you know who you are.

What is on your T.V?

Veep

Game of Thrones

60 Minutes

What is on your nightstand?

 Pictures, books, fresh flowers and a Cire Trudon candle (my scent is Ernesto).

What do you consider your greatest moment in life or greatest accomplishment?

When I married my husband, Jamie.  Being a good dog owner, husband and friend.

What is something that no one knows about you?

I'm a genius and I have a huge....

What is your fashion philosophy?

Keep it simple, wear good fabrics, clean lines and invest in timeless pieces.

What are five items that every woman should have in their Summer Wardrobe?

White Jeans by J Brand

Grey t-shirt by ATM

Pierre Hardy sandal or flat

A good signature scent - like Acqua di Parma - clean unisex smell

Nothing looks good until you take the bootie shaper class by JamieFit

What are your summer reads?

I am looking forward to reading my dear friend's new book: I Just Graduated...Now What? Honest Advice for Navigating what Comes Next by Katherine Schwarzenegger.

and

Alice: Princess Andrew of Greece by Hugo Vickers.

Who is Sean Spellman and why do we love him?

Sean is my "other brother," my best friend, my style mentor and my "tell it like it is" reality checker.  We first met in the Fashion Closet at Vanity Fair over 20 years ago and it was love at first sight.  We had so much in common that we truly thought we might be twins separated at birth - the strange likes and dislikes and affinity for sarcasm led us to a long road of friendship.  He encouraged me to start my own business, he showed up to my wedding in Mexico uninvited (long story), he was literally the first one who called me when I was diagnosed and said "What can I do to help?" (while proceeding to curse me out because I made him cry at Barney's).  He is the godfather to my children and every time my boys are with him the laughter is contagious and the love is abundant.  He loves them as much as I do and makes them tacos and lets them jump on his furniture.  He is kind, loving, overly generous, compassionate and the best friend a girl could ask for - he makes you look good and feel good.  His sarcastic humor is off the charts and he has one liners that should be published into a book....seriously. 

He is a large part of this company and a huge part of my life so I am thrilled to get to share the musings of Sean with you!

Sean Spellman grew up on the East Coast. Growing up with strict North Eastern uniforms reflects most of his style.  He prefers simple and clean fashion and he does it with the best.  He is a contributing editor for magazines such as Muse & Details and has styled pages in magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and Fashion Magazines around the world.  He has worked as the fashion editor on advertising campaigns such as Louis Vuitton, David Yurman, Clinique, Rolex and Gap to name just a few.  He collaborates and works with major photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Juergen Teller, Michael Thompson and Norman Jean Roy.  

Sean splits his time between NYC and Saggaponak with his husband Jaime and two dogs, Slim and Archer.

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