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If you know the Brooklyn restaurant scene, you know Seersucker, Nightingale 9, and Smith Canteen. They're Smith Street favorites for the fashion set, and that has a lot to do with Kerry Diamond, who owns all three with her chef boyfriend Rob Newton. You probably even know her name — read it in a review of the buzziest new restaurant, heard it whispered in the PR circles of high-power brands like Coach and Lancôme, or maybe even spotted it on the masthead of Harper's Bazaar and WWD. As a previous editor, restaurant entrepreneur, and PR exec, there really isn't an industry this business-savvy Brooklynite hasn't conquered.
It's no surprise then that Diamond's latest venture, biannual foodie magazine Cherry Bombe, has made a splash in the culinary world. Launched a year ago with former Bazaar colleague Claudia Wu, the mag was created to celebrate all the powerful food-focused women who deserve a full magazine spread. With Diamond running a gorgeous glossy and dominating the Carroll Gardens restaurant scene, it's safe to assume we're harboring a major career crush here.
But, a stacked résumé isn't the only reason we're admiring Diamond — it's because she does all of it with serious style. So, naturally, we wanted to know how she's curating her spring wardrobe. Armed with a few key pieces from NYDJ's latest collection, Diamond worked three casual-cool outfits that show off her sartorial chops, though she insists she has yet to nail down her signature look. (We beg to differ.) Click on to see just why we're obsessing over this fashionable foodie and her effortless style.