You Should Know: Andrea Linett

Andrea Linett 3 Creative Director and author Andrea Linett, voted Fast Company’s Most Creative in Business 1000, was most recently the VP Global Creative Director of Michael Kors. She was the first person to date hold the title of Creative Director at eBay Fashion Linett was also the founding creative director of Lucky, the award-winning magazine about shopping and style. She has been a stylist for commercials and music videos as well as a consultant for numerous fashion brands.

She is the author of I Want to be Her! (Abrams Image, 2012), a style memoir based on her website of the same name and co-author of the bestselling books The Lucky Guide To Mastering Any Style: How to Wear Iconic Looks and Make Them Your Own (Gotham Books; October 2008), and The Lucky Shopping Manual: Building and Improving Your Wardrobe Piece by Piece (Gotham Books, 2003).

Andrea Linett Headshot Name: Andrea Linett
Occupation: Creative Director, Author, Entrepreneur
Twitter Handle: @alinett

What are three words that best describe you?

Funny, creative, loyal.

Tell us why you’re awesome in two sentences or less.

Because I’ve figured out how to mix business with love (collaborating with my husband, photographer Michael Waring on various projects and my best friend, Anne Johnston Albert with our line JOLIE/laide.)

What are your three biggest indulgences?

Foot massages, good food and travel.

What’s currently your favorite…

Restaurant: I have too many: I Sodi, Ballato, El Rey and Dimes
Food: Spaghetti with oil and garlic (always has been!)
Cocktail: Peroni and Gruner
Shopping destination/store: Ganeaux, No. 6, Warm, Tenthousandthings and Love, Adorned
Fashion item: My JOLIE/laide tees (I wear one almost every day)
Place to hang out: Marshall Stack
City: Paris
Travel item: Ear plugs!
Beauty product: Josie Maran Argan Oil Tinted Moisturizer
Skincare product: Erno Lazslo black soap
Hostess gift: Anything from Love, Adorned
Home décor item: Moroccan rugs bought on a photo shoot in Marrakech
Book: Most recently: Gone Girl, The Silent Wife, Asylum by Patrick McGrath, Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
Magazine: British Vogue

What’s the ONE thing you absolutely can’t live without?

It’s a tie between coffee and wine.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

People who don’t look behind them when entering a door, hence slamming the door in your face.

If you could have dinner with anyone (living or not) who would it be?

Bob Dylan or all four Beatles (can this be set in the ’70s?).

What is your #1 tip for fellow women entrepreneurs?

You know what you’re doing. Stop listening to everybody else!



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1. Gone Girl
I spent an entire beach weekend devouring this book and I’m afraid the movie won’t do it justice!

2. JOLIE/laide Tee
I wear one of these almost every day (and not just because I made them!). I love the slouchiness and I half-tuck it in the front and roll up one sleeve.

3. Aquaphor Healing Ointment
I always keep a tube on my night stand and never travel without it — it’s great for lips and heals cuts like magic.

4. Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar
This soap is so old-school glamorous and it makes my skin feel great.

5. The New York Times Book of Crosswords
I am addicted and do these whenever I’m early (which is always) and need something to help me kill time.

6. Nespresso Pixie Machine
I make a double Nespresso every morning (half Decaf Intenso and half Dharkan)

7. Josie Maran Argan Tinted Moisturizer
I love anything by Josie Maran and this is totally moisturizing with just enough color to even out my skin tone.



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