Olivia Sammons

Oh, Olivia. This lady is lovely in more ways than one. She’s talented, pretty and very kind. Those big blue eyes can look cult leader-ish at times (in a benign ’70s Topanga Canyon kinda way), but she is just a real sweetheart with a natural talent for turning everything she touches into something beautiful. All that and she’s awfully funny too.

I am lucky to have so many incredible people walk through the door at Castor & Pollux. It is always an inspiration to meet new people, help them find new clothes, and get to know their stories. This is very true of Olivia and now you get to meet her too:

Photo by John von Pamer

Favorite recipe?
Lamb Khoresh from Diana Henry’s Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons.

Last great book you read?
East to the Dawn: The life of Amelia Earhart by Susan Butler.

Winter drink of choice?
Red Wine.

Animals-names and breeds?
Opal and Jack.
Opal is a black pug who is wintering with my mother in Massachusetts.  Jack is a very large and very handsome black and white cat.

Do you exercise? What do you do, if so?
I practice yoga, love to walk and have recently begun a fitness regime that includes the stairs in Fort Greene Park.

Salty or sweet?
Salty and sweet but not too much of either.

Who inspires you and why?
My beautiful Family.  They inspire me to try and be a better person everyday.

Pool or ocean?
Both as long as there is no chlorine involved.

Favorite city?
New York.

Last great vacation?
Puglia, Italy.

Favorite tv show?
Mad Men.

Weirdest job you’ve ever had?
I worked for a company called Lend a Hand. It paid well but was strange. I did random jobs like serving drinks at openings, cleaning
houses,and serving food at private dinner parties. It was a wild glimpse into New York society. I had to wear a bowtie; not to clean but to serve.
I really don’t like uniforms and I really don’t like bowties.

Favorite restaurant?
Marlow and Sons.

Favorite object in your home?
Orchard Ladder No 1 designed by Paul Loebach.

Favorite piece of clothing?
Anything in my closet by Isabel Marant.

Favorite blog or website?
The Sartorialist.

Something you’re scared of?

Favorite record?
Desire by Bob Dylan.

Favorite popsong?
When Doves Cry, Prince.

Your ideal day?
My ideal day is one that is spent with people I love: cooking and eating beautiful food, going on a long walk, and taking a nap.

Favorite gift you’ve ever received?
Levi and Cy and Orion.

Favorite flower?
Garden rose, wisteria, peony, lavender, lilies, ranunculus. I couldn’t possibly choose.  I love flowers.

Astrological sign?

What do you do for a living?

I work as a Prop Stylist.

Where do you live?
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Your lucky number?
I don’t really have one but I love numbers like 33, 26 and 71.

What piece of art would you buy if you had no budget?

A Calder mobile.

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