As if Charlotte Ronson didn't have enough on her plate already with her cosmetics line at Sephora, affordable clothing collection, I Heart Ronson, at JCPenney, swimwear collaboration with Shoshanna and her eponymous line that she shows every season at New York Fashion Week, now the talented fashionista is partnering with Starbucks this summer, too!
Look out for a few new adorable accessories in the coming weeks designed by the girly girl herself.
We caught up with the young creative talent to get the scoop on her current obsessions and how she stays so inspired as a stylish entrepreneur.
Here's what she shared with us:
Tell us about your partnership with Starbucks. It's been really exciting and one of my favorite collaborations. Starbucks is part of my daily routine, so I wanted to design something that reminded me of lazy summers and also captured my signature floral prints.
Do you have a favorite Starbucks drink?
Iced grande non-fat latte or a chai non-fat latte.
What are your summer plans?
I'm going to Greece to meet up with my family. It will be the first time where all six of us kids, including Samantha and Mark, will be there together.
What are your favorite beauty products?
I love my Perfect Mess beach spray because it gives me beachy hair all year round. It has the perfect scent of summer. Spray it on wet or dry hair and it gives you the perfect beachy wave! I also love my fragrance Julia from the Perfect Mess collection, too.
Do you have any other beauty secrets you can share with us?
Always wash your face. I also like to use this oil by Rodin. I use it under the eyes, and also there's this amazing product by Skyn Iceland. I use their gel pads to help with puffy eyes. Leave it on for 10 minutes and it depuffs and brightens.
What is your favorite fashion item right now?
I'm spoiled with so many good things. I've been wearing one of my bags...I have a license with Artisan House...and I make these canteen bags. My favorite one is in navy with ditsy floral-embossed leather. It's perfect for day and night. I always carry lots of bags with me. It's the perfect size and I'm really proud of it.
What are you currently playing on your iPod? Anything by my Mark or Samantha. I love Bruno Mars, I'm obsessed. And not just because my brother produced it. I also like Rihanna, Foreigner and Black Keys.
What's your favorite snack?
Almonds are always good...or Sour Patch Kids. I put them in the fridge, they're so good. I also love Pressed Juicery, they have the best juices. They're not in New York yet, but hopefully if I keep talking about it, that will change!
Do you have a favorite restaurant in New York?
Bar Pitti is amazing. It's on 6th Avenue between Bleeker and Houston. I love the Rigatoni Pitti. It's really heavy and filling...you definitely have to go to the gym to work it off later!
Speaking of the gym, tell us how you stay in shape. I really like this new class, SLT, which stands for strengthen, lengthen and tone. If I'm going to make time to go to a class, I want to actually feel it! I have to take classes...I get lazy or distracted if I just go to a gym. I also like FlyWheel and SoulCycle and Physique 57 now and then.
Do you have a favorite TV series?
I'm watching Damages. I like to watch shows that have already aired, so I'm not waiting for the next episode. I also love The Mindy Project. It's really funny and cute, she's great.
And finally, how do you stay inspired to constantly create?
It's a never-ending cycle! I get inspiration from old movies, from traveling the world, or exploring a library or vintage warehouse. I love looking at clothing from all eras.