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I am in the midst of what can only be described as a full-blown girl crush extraordinaire on Maria Cornejo. The gorgeous and crazy sexy 51-year old designer, mother, wife, all around cool lady credits her husband photographer Mark Borthwick for teaching her to “find beauty in the unexpected;” is committed to "disconnecting after office hours," noting that when she's not working her "favorite thing to do is to lie in bed and read, or to have breakfast in bed with my husband and then go for a bike ride;" and counts chocolate, vitamins, and a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge among her essentials.
What's not to love?
Then there's the matter of her sculptural ready-to-wear collection, Zero + Maria Cornejo... Minimal yet quietly lavish, they are the clothes of my dreams.