From a quick scan of Julia Kalachnikoff’s resumé — stacked so-tall with successive stints at top American fashion titles — we suspected that the Accessories Director had a killer eye. But after seeing her in The Bateau Top, we consider our suspicions confirmed: Kalachnikoff infuses her expertise into her own chic mama style, as much as she does the pages of Lucky magazine.
Scroll-on for more of her insights, aesthetics and her choice HATCH pieces for the season!
Most missed food/drink while pregnant?
Charcuterie and cheese.
Biggest “treat yourself” indulgence while pregnant?
Acupuncture- I really recommend it during pregnancy. I benefited so much from going regularly.
Favorite beauty products to get you through pregnancy?
What did you have?
I have a boy, Henry.
Polka Dots or Stripes?
Go-to baby bag (or oversized handbag!)?
I have this LeSportsac diaper bag.
What’s in it?
I stay organized by keeping everything in colorful pouches from BAGGU. One has diapers, wipes, Aquaphor, one has feeding stuff, one has a change of clothes, etc. And the best part is you can toss them in the stroller when you don’t want to bring the full diaper bag and travel a little lighter — not an easy task with a baby!
Really neutral even though we knew we were expecting a boy. We have a wall of prints of baby animals from Sharon Montrose’s Animal Print Shop and a furry sheepskin rug that Henry loves rolling around on.
Favorite fairy tale?
Although they’re not fairy tales, my favorite books are by Nancy Tillman — especially On The Night You Were Born and Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You. They are so incredibly sweet.
Top 5 favorite HATCH picks?
I lived in The Afternoon Dress during my entire pregnancy — I had 3 in rotation. I also love (and still wear!) The Everyday Pant, The Premium Legging, The Bateau Top, and The Waffle Turtleneck looks amazingly cozy.