Andrea Linett Talks Mom, Strangers, & The Book That Celebrates Them All
Since discovering and celebrating personal style is R29's MO, Andrea Linett is practically a woman after our own heart. Besides her remarkable career, which includes (but is not limited to) helping create Lucky magazine, serving as creative director of eBay, and now as creative director of Michael Kors, Linett has the trained eye for finding inspired looks and inspiring individuals just about anywhere. From her addictive and captivating site, I Want To Be Her, Linett now presents a beautiful, printed tome of the same name.
I Want To Be Her, currently available to update your coffee table, documents Linett's journey of discovering her personal style — a task some might agree can include trials and, yes, sometimes errors. Along with the help of illustrator Anne Johnston Albert (of Lucky mag fame, as well), I Want To Be Her is inspired by family, friends, co-workers, and strangers that have left an impression on Linett. We snagged a one-on-one with the author and fashion maven who filled us in on how she conceptualized the illustrated fashion book, how comfort is key, and how anyone can help shape your style POV — be it dear-old mom or that guy, over there, on the street.
Jump to page two for our Q&A.
Photographed by Michael Waring