Kelly Rutherford

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Kelly Rutherford is one stylish mama. Best known for her ultra-fashionable role as Upper East Side mom Lily van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl, this TV superstar always look chic both on and off camera.

While she's currently undergoing a custody battle with ex-husband Daniel Giersch, this loving mother of two is making the most of her time in the spotlight and wowing us with her incredible style.

We caught up with the actress at the NYDJ event at Bloomingdale's in New York City to dish on her favorite designers, personal style and beauty secrets.

Here's what she shared with us: 

Kelly, you're seriously glowing right now! What are your makeup staples? Chanel foundation, Trish McEvoy Hugh Volume Mascara, a Mason Pearson hairbrush and Chanel blush, which is all the same stuff I use on Gossip Girl. I loved it, and kept it.

What is the one beauty item you can't live without? My California Baby Sunscreen because it has no chemicals—I just put it on under my foundation. So easy!

You always have great street style, what are some of your fave fashion brands when you're off-duty? I live in jeans and T-shirts, and usually just throw stuff on over that. I love Brunello Cucielli, J.Crew for basics, NYDJ and DL1961 for jeans and Magaschoni for sweaters. 

Which designers do you love to wear on the red carpet? Valentino and Carolina Herrera.

Who is your favorite new designer? Katie Ermilio—love her!

Tell us about the last item you purchased? This cool bag from Raoul! Their stuff is amazing. I'm so obsessed. We've even become friends.

Do you have any upcoming summer plans? I'm just going to hang out with my kids...and like smell them, kiss them and love them! 

My favorite blog is…Well I have my own! But I get I style inspiration everywhere: the streets of New York, magazines...everywhere!

What are you playing on your iPod right now? Muse and Rihanna—I'm sorry, but she's just the best. Basically—anything fun!

What is your favorite TV Show…I actually don't watch much TV, but my goal is to watch Downton Abbey. I want to catch up on the series...that's like my style.

Would you ever want to do a show like that? Yes, I would love to do a period show like that! Who knows!

Kelly, we can't wait to see what's next for you!

Are you coveting any of Kelly's latest obsessions as well? Sound off in the comments below! 

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