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WITH THE PERFECT RED POUT, THE CHIC BLUNT BANGS AND THE COOL GIRL STYLE, IT’S NOT HARD TO SWOON FOR ATHENA CALDERONE.
Her blog, EyeSwoon marries food and her interior design career so seamlessly, that you’d think the two subjects were always discussed hand in hand. Athena is just that good. Her style is sophisticated without being stuffy—vibrant without being in your face. Admittedly someone who bounced around from project to project, she reminds us that following passion pays off.
Athena, her DJ husband and their skateboarding son share a home base in Dumbo, Brooklyn and a retreat in Amagansett. With Athena’s aesthetic, you can be sure that both homes are swoon-worthy. For more on Athena’s personal style and her thoughts on the recent foodie craze, keep scrolling.
Describe your style in 6 words or less.
Juxtaposed, sophisticated yet bohemian, elegant with an edge, feminine & structured.
How has your fashion sense evolved into what it is today?
I used to be very safe, classic even. I now love to take bold risks in fashion.
How does HATCH suit your style?
It certainly touches upon my feminine boho tendencies.
What trends are you currently loving?
As summer approaches I SWOON carefree beachy looks – Flowy white dresses, ponchos, gingham full skirts and gladiator sandals.
What do you think about how food and cooking have come back into style recently?
Cooking & food represent togetherness in my world. When we gather to share a meal there is creativity & comfort; a warmth, sharing of common ground. Around a table is where friendships are celebrated, ideas are born – we are relaxed, our guard is down, there are open hearts and laughter. It is the truest connectivity.
What bag are you currently carrying?
If you could only keep 5 products in your bag, what would they be?
Sunscreen, breath spray, NARS Red Square Lip Pencil, my notebook, & Pawpaw Lip Balm.
Where was your last vacation and where will your next one be?
Last 2 holidays were Africa (Kenya, Tanzania & Zanzibar) and Sicily. Currently planning a trip to Croatia.
Top 3 style ‘dos’.
1/ Wear what you love.
2/ Go for something that is unexpected
3/ As Coco Chanel stated – Before you leave the house, take one thing off.
Athena is one of our gorgeous and inspiring muses of the HATCH x The Glow Sleepers Collection. To see more chic mamas, follow @hatchgal and #HATCHtagged. To see more visual inspiration from Athena, follow her at @eyeswoon.