Fashion & Food Musings From A Rising Rick Owens Prodigy

On a quest for the next big thing in the food industry, sisters Danielle and Laura Kosann have begun the journey with The New Potato. Profiling chefs, restauranteurs, and celebrities alike with cuisine questionnaires, the world of dining has reached a whole new level of delish.
How do French women always seem consistently chic and completely effortless? It's a question for the ages, and one that's been asked thousands upon thousands of times before. With designer Alice Lemoine, we found ourselves having that same American-women-French-women-envy at her showroom in Paris.
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A prodigy of Rick Owens, Lemoine has now launched her own collection, Lemoine Tricote, a gorgeous curation of pieces that mix knitting and silks (among other things) to create modern, cozy, creative wares. We chatted with Lemoine — newly pregnant and absolutely glowing — on all things lifestyle. After all, who doesn't want food and fashion tidbits from a French insider? Yeah, that's what we thoug
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Describe your ideal food day.
"A solid breakfast, a nice meal, and a light dinner with a nice dessert."

What’s your drink?
"A smoothie with carrots, celery, and lemon."

How do you start your day on a good note?
"With a glass of water."
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What are some of your healthy routines?
"Listening to what my body wants — and no frustrations!"

What catches your eye on every menu?
"The cooking method and the simplicity."

What are your favorite places to travel to?
"Far from everything to the Cévennes (in France), or to big cities like New York City."

What won’t you travel without?
"A toothbrush."
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Where do you draw inspiration from?
"My wishes."

What ingredient do you consider overrated?
"The success."

What ingredient are you convinced makes everything better?
"Lemon."
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Your afternoon snack…
"Cinnamon biscuits."

What’s always in your fridge?
"Eggs and cheese."

What’s always in your bag?
"My credit card."

Favorite night of the week and why?
"Sunday, for our ritual family dinner."
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What’s a typical lunch at the showroom?
"Junk food for the whole week :("

What are your favorite Paris restaurants?
"Kinugawa, Le Récamier, Le Dauphin, Chez Marcel, Hotel Amour."

If you could have a dinner party with five people, living or dead, who would be there?
"Woody Allen, Pablo Picasso, Agatha Christie, John Malkovich, and you, if you are free."
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