This Designer's Home Is Almost Better Than Her Jewels

In 2011, before BFFs Kelly Stuart and Violet Gaynor had kids of their own, they launched The Glow — a glimpse into the world of inspiring, stylish moms. Swoon with us as we thumb through the archives in preparation for their next venture: an equally addictive book that'll feel right at home on your coffee table.
Though born and raised in California, Jennifer Fisher is a true New Yorker at heart. The fashion stylist-turned-CFDA-nominated jewelry designer has most certainly earned her badass spirit: At just 27, she was diagnosed with an estrogen-driven tumor and told she would have to undergo chemotherapy and may never be able to carry a child. Fisher and her husband tried unsuccessfully for years to conceive via surrogacy and IVF.
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After taking a break from trying, she became pregnant naturally. Shane, a healthy baby boy, was born in March 2005. Then, just six months later, Fisher found out she was pregnant again. As a new mom, she was eager to find jewelry she could wear to represent her children, while also staying true to her edgy style, so she created her very own letter-stamped necklaces. Friends took notice and soon, orders from major retailers started pouring in.
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Thriving business, healthy kids, loving husband, a soon-to-be new home, and the coveted Vogue nomination — this is Jennifer Fisher's time to shine. Shane, seven, Drew, five, October 2012
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A Few of Her Favorite Things
1. Baking cookies with the kids while they sit on counter
2. Making their lunches and writing notes for each
3. Shane asking me to read to him
4. Drew asking me to save my purses and shoes for her
5. Weekend brunch altogether and family dinner when we can
6. Artwork that comes home from school that says "To Mom"
7. Date night with Kevin Isabel Marant Dress, similar available at Net-A-Porter; Jennifer Fisher Jewelry, available at Jennifer Fisher.
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Beauty...
"I keep it very simple: Keratin at Marie Robinson Salon helps the drying time, while Dermalogica and SK-II products are my essentials."

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"In the mornings, I am always solo with the kids. It gives me my 'mom' time with them before work."
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"I recently went back to my natural hair color because it had gotten so light that it didn’t look like Drew’s anymore, and I wanted to look like her mom."

On Jennifer: Isabel Marant Top, similar available at Net-A-Porter; On Drew: Crewcuts Leggings, available at J. Crew.
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"I try to teach her not to take negative things people may say to heart. People are always going to talk and sometimes not say very nice things — it is up to her not to give it power."
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"My mother-in-law once told me, ‘If they are quiet, leave them alone’, and it’s proven to be so true. People feel the need to over-stimulate their kids these days. I like to let them be and imagine and create."
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Drew in her Dalmatian costume from Halloween.
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"I gained 28 pounds with Shane and about 30 with Drew. It was much harder losing the weight after the second!” On Drew: Trico Field Top and Pants, available at Trico Field.
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"This place is very black and white, so I'm going to go crazy with color and wallpaper for the new home we're moving into."

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Drew's art-filled bedroom. Room & Board Bed, available at Room & Board; Pottery Barn Kids Play Kitchen, available at Pottery Barn Kids; Trey Spiegel Framed Prints.
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"The hardest thing for me is dealing with the guilt of being a working mom, and the time-management involved!" Crewcuts Hat, similar available at J. Crew.
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"I wish I was better at sitting still and playing pretend."
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Getting ready for Halloween.
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"He only wears basketball shorts and jerseys these days."
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"We cook a lot — lately, we’ve been making yogurt bowls for breakfast (just like the ones they have at the Chobani store). This one has mint, olive oil, and sea salt. It’s what we do together every morning. They love it, and are big enough now that they can really help."
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"I see a lot of myself in both kids — my son is very detail-oriented and my daughter is a bit wild." Malibu Sugar camisole, available at Malibu Sugar; Flowers by Zoe leggings, available at Bloomingdale's.
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"My favorite thing about my kids getting older is that less ‘stuff’ is required. Not having to buy so many kid’s things is so freeing. Now it’s more about books and games. We love to play Connect 4, cards, and soccer in the house!" Canal Plastics Bins, available at Canal Plastics Center.
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"The Lichtenstein prints above Shane's bed are from my husband's childhood bedroom." Duc Duc Bed, available at Duc Duc NYC; Muji bedding, available at Muji.
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"Being a mom is hard, but it's the most amazing thing in the world."
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For Kids Clothes...
Trico Field: "I even shop there! The store orders extra versions for the moms because they always want to wear the stuff, too."
Yoya: "Owned by my dear firend Cristina who has the most amazing taste!"
Crewcuts: "For basics and great coats." Trico Field Top and Pants, available at Trico Field; White On White chair, available at White on White.
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"My exercise routine consists of running to SoulCycle twice a week for Laurie Coles' 9:30 a.m. class."
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Drew perfecting her jumprope skills.
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Plexi Craft vanity in Drew's room.
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"When it comes to clothing, I make everything as easy as possible. I buy separates that can be mixed easily and stick with mostly Isabel Marant for day. And I buy less fussy furniture, too — I cannot tell you how many times I have replaced the mirror on my nightstand!"
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"He’s my guy. He's my miracle baby. He’s the one I was told would never happen. I went through so much to get pregnant — we tried surrogacy and IVF — and then it ended up happening naturally."
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"As a mom, not being able to 'fix' his speech issues has been more than humbling." Balloon Saloon Clear Globe, available at Balloon Saloon.
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"One of my proudest moments was when my son hit his first home run. The look on his face will be forever etched in my mind."

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Melissa and Doug wood cubes.
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"Everyone calls her my mini me. Lately, she's been waking me up at 2 a.m. and telling me she wants to snuggle."
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"I am the strict one — I run a tight ship. I’ve learned that when it comes to discipline, you have to start early."
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A Few of Shane & Drew's Favorite Things
1. Favorite thing about your home: "The cash register and playroom"
2. Favorite part about growing up in NYC: "Bowling at Chelsea Piers"
3. Favorite food: "Fried Rice from Suzies and Shake Shack hamburgers"
4. Favorite thing to do with your mom: "Cooking and baking"
5. Favorite character from a book: "Sonic" (Shane), and Dorothy from Wizard of Oz (Drew), "because she solves problems."
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Drew dressing up in her favorite shoes. Etsy Tutu, similar available at Etsy.
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"Besides getting married and becoming a mom, the most exciting moment for me was being named one of the finalists in the Vogue CFDA Fashion Fund."
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Jennifer's must-try guacamole recipe!
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