Meet Helen Levi
on her morning routine
I can't rush out of the house in the morning. I need to have a slow cup of tea and browse the web before I leave. I have a strict tea-only routine with lots of milk and honey. Then I take the dog to run somewhere before I head to the studio, either the park or the beach, to tire him out so he doesn't bug me too much while I'm working.
on finding her interests
I studied photography and I really thought that's what I would do forever. But it never came together how I thought. The digital and commercial world wasn't a good fit for me and so I was always balancing several part time jobs and trying to do my own photo projects on the side. Pottery was a lifelong hobby that never occurred to me to be a viable career option. I happened to meet Steven Alan as he was preparing to open his home goods store and he took a chance on me, having never sold my pottery before, and I discovered a new path.
on her beauty routine
I don't have any clue how to buy or use products. The only thing I rely on is Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer, which is something my mom has always used. The most I'll do is put on CoverGirl LashBlast Volume + Length Mascara when I want to feel "put together." I also recommend Maybelline New York Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm in Peppermint and Lavande Royale By Roger & Gallet Deodorant Spray.
on her shopping habits
For jeans I pretty much only wear Levi's, which I buy new and vintage. They've always fit my body best. I get basic tees and things from J Crew, Jungmaven, and sometimes tees from American Eagle Outfitters which is a funny throwback to being in high school. I'm also blessed to be friends with a couple great designers who I can trade pots for new things; notably Ellen of Dusen Dusen who has majorly upgraded my closet.
On how she finds her jumpsuits
I find the best jumpsuits with the vaguest keywords, and then just spending a bunch of time scrolling through the results. You really have to be in the right mood to sift through 20 pages of "cotton jumpsuit."