Style icon Aerin Lauder reveals what it means to live beautifully
Extravagant and fun to be around, Estée Lauder, Aerin's grandmother, loved jewelry and chocolate-covered marshmallows. She adored flowers and rooms full of exuberant patterns. When Aerin was a child, weekend visits with Estée meant ice-cream-and-late-night-TV adventures and spending time together at her grandmother's dressing-room table with its intriguing lipsticks and creams. From an early age, Aerin understood that Estée's passion for family was equal to her love of beauty.
Now, Aerin has made this legacy her own. For the first time, she shares memories of the family celebrations and world travel that formed her sense of style. Aerin opens the doors to her New York apartment, where on any given night she might host a relaxed dinner with firends under a vintage French chandelier or, just as often, an impromptu get-together for her sons. Aerin also reveals how she preserved Estée's heritage in her former Hamptons home while adding her own twists. The traditions Aerin has created in her own family--from pool parties with her sons to walks along the beach collecting sea glass to breezy summer lunches--blend elegance and fun in equal measure.
Throughout this book, evocative photographs by Simon Upton show Aerin's world in inspiring detail and enhance Aerin's insights into surrounding oneself with beauty and family in every aspect of life.
About the Author
AERIN LAUDER is the founder and creative visionary behind AERIN, a global lifestyle brand that creates cosmetics, fashion accessories, and home décor. Aerin began her career at Estée Lauder in 1992 and eventually became Creative Director and she continues to hold the position of Style and Image Director for the Estée Lauder Companies. She has appeared in the global ad campaign for Estée Lauder Private Collection perfume. She has also been featured as a style icon in every major fashion and shelter magazine from Vogue to Elle Decor to Women's Wear Daily. She lives in New York with her husband and two sons.