Thanks to my mother-in-law’s company and industry, I have had the privilege of meeting and socializing with some of her amazing friends and colleagues. Jaqui Lividini is one of the most interesting- beautiful, elegant, ever-so-glamorous, always fashionable and chic, creative, and inspiring. Jaqui runs her firm, Lividini and Co, which is a brand strategy company and works closely with many high profile companies such as QVC, Ellen, Hudson Bay, and many more. She is smart, strong, fierce, sweet, and the most beautifully decked out lady I have ever seen. Anything she wears is perfection. I had the opportunity to do a quick fire interview with her, so take a look!
Jeans: Vintage 501 Levi’s
Shoes: MIU MIU/PRADA – still the BEST
Sneakers: VINCE SNEAKERS – grey flannel platform SUPER CHIC
Boots: LV booties
Sunglasses: Eye-bobs (prescription)
Day Bag: Not sure I can choose. I have a collection of Vintage Alligator bags that I love.
Jewelry you wear everyday: Monica Rich Kosann diamond critter necklace – “NEVER FEAR”
Workout wear: Sweaty Betty
Favorite designers: Christian Dior, Prada, Stella McCartney, Proenza Schouler Alberta Ferretti, Giambattista Valli, Isaac Mizrahi
Undergarments: Natori for all undergarments and the most beautiful Caftans
Preferred workout: With James Darling, my trainer, in Central Park 5:30 AM
Do you meditate? I walk 3 miles to work everyday through Central Park, that’s my meditation
Morning rituals: Morning Joe – can’t live without Mika and Joe
Evening rituals: Check emails before bed, turn off phone, turn off lights, turn off me.
Tea or coffee: Starbucks AM: Venti decaf skinny Flat White, PM: Grande skinny Chai Latte
Guilty pleasure: The Affair
Toothpaste: Colgate OpticWhite
Soap: Anything Jo Malone
Where do you live? Upper East Side (just moved from Carnegie Hill and I want to go back!)
Artist: Andrew Wyeth – I have a limited edition print of “Airborne” in my apartment
Favorite possession: My beach house in Connecticut
Favorite restaurant: Gina la Fornarina (because its Calliope’s favorite)
Favorite china / pottery: Wedgwood Countryware
Favorite piece of furniture: My Italian ceramic wood stove (can you call that furniture?)
Favorite porcelain: My vintage inspired kitchen sink
Favorite wallpaper: de Gournay
Minimalist or maximalist: I’m a Mini Max
Beach: My rocky beach at Haycock Point
Dinner party secret: Do your homework, know who will be attending
Favorite Hotel: Ritz in Paris
Most used kitchen utensil: Keurig K15 Personal – I have 4 of them. 1 at home, 1 at my Parents house in Florida, 1 at our beach house, 1 at my office
Favorite recipe: Guacamole – it’s the only thing I know how to make!
Favorite snack: Mallomars
Favorite drink: Red Wine – light and dry
What do you collect: Everything: Antique Quilts, Antique french enamel water pitchers, 18kt gold sea themed charms, etc, etc.
What’s always in your fridge? tomatoes
Who or what inspires you? My team at L&Co. My mentor Rosemarie Bravo. My daughter Calliope
Favorite discovery: Street Easy
Fashion Idol: Ellin Saltzman
Favorite charity: WIN (formerly Women in Need), NYC’s largest homeless shelter system for families
Favorite color: Blue – all variations
Favorite movies: Days of Heaven – timeless, every frame is filled with incredible images — a Terrance Malick masterpiece. Splendor in the Grass – beautifully filmed, perfectly captures coming of age during the 50’s. Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood were brilliant and incredibly steamy. No other coming of age movie has come close to the depth of this one.
Necessary indulgence: Friends
Nightstand reading: At the moment Possession Obsession by Monica Rich Kosann, I’m obsessed about everyone’s obsession
Favorite author: Bridget Foley – a unique an honest perspective on all things fashion
Favorite app: XFINITY – – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE watching tv on my phone, anywhere!
Phone case: Clear rubber case from the APPLE store. I really prefer no case at all, however, I’ve shattered countless phones before I finally succumbed to a protective case.
Laptop or desktop? Laptop
Computer bag: ick
Favorite gadget: eyelash curler
Recent google search: QVC, Beauty i.Q. – my latest shopping obsession
Thank you so much, Jaqui. You carry yourself with such grace, happiness, confidence and beauty. Thank you for sharing with us and letting us have a peek into your life. We love you!