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Lauren Bush Lauren Explains Her Taste

Lauren Bush Lauren. Photo: Courtesy of Ralph Lauren

Lauren Bush Lauren describes her style as “classic, with a touch of bohemian.” But that touch goes a long way. From her wild, wild West wedding in 2011 to her natural-colored, canvas-heavy brand FEED, she has a strong rustic aesthetic.

Lauren says she wouldn’t wear heels all day, for instance, but is onboard with the resurgence of headbands. Most recently, she’s launched a capsule collection with Ralph Lauren Polo consisting of accessories with the FEED branding and a Polo logo. FEED — which Lauren co-founded in 2007 — gives meals to children around the world with proceeds from each purchase. For the new capsule, one backpack provides 145 meals, while a baseball cap provides 89. You get the idea. We spoke with her about tie-dye, clean perfume, and her dream vacation.

How do you thank someone for a gift?
I am old-school when it comes to handwriting thank-you notes for gifts on proper stationery.

What is something you would never wear?
High heels all day long.

What’s your dream vacation?
My dream vacation would be to rent a house near the Mediterranean Sea with my husband and my boys.

What’s a good book on your coffee table right now?
Homage to Humanity by Jimmy Nelson.

What was the last show you binge-watched?
Game of Thrones.

What’s your secret to hosting a good party?
Good food, good wine, and most importantly good people.

What is a trend that you like right now?
The comeback of headbands and hair pieces.

One you don’t understand?
The resurgence of tie-dye.

What’s your favorite museum/gallery?
The Tate Modern in London and the Whitney in NYC.

What are the shoes you wear most often?
Everlane loafers or Adidas sneakers.

What’s your favorite place in your home/office/studio? Why is it your favorite?
It was a dream come true to open the FEED Shop & Café two years ago in Dumbo, Brooklyn. I love bringing the FEED brand to life in this way and creating a really warm environment for folks to gather, get their daily coffee, learn about our mission, and shop our products.

Photo: Courtesy of Ralph Lauren

What’s your favorite….

Pajamas?
Cotton pajamas by Ralph Lauren.

Candle?
The FEED Candle, which is hand-poured by Brooklyn Candle Co.

Scent?
Cassis Perfume Oil by Maison Louis Marie.

Restaurant?
NOPI in London and Polo Bar in NYC.

Socks?
Bombas.

T-shirt?
A ‘Keep Austin Weird’ T-shirt that I have had since high school, also a vintage New York Magazine T-shirt, that I wear often as well.

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Maison Louis Marie Antidris Cassis Perfume Oil
Everlane The Modern Loafer
Polo x FEED Backpack

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Lauren Bush Lauren Explains Her Taste