LADIES OF CASTOR & POLLUX: LADY NO. 8
Anna is the brains and beauty behind Anna Sheffield Jewelry and Bing Bang. She’sÂ a doll of a person – there’s a lot going on behind those twinkly eyes and you can see that in herÂ jewelry. She’s collaborated with all the great designers (Marc Jacobs, Philip Lim) adding her vision ofÂ beauty to their shows. She’s smart and talented and is living up to all the traits that she admires – independent,Â talented and an interesting combination of fierce and sweet, I think you’ll enjoy peeking into her world,Â it’s an interesting one.
Photo byÂ John von Pamer
My Great-Grandmother’s boiled cookie recipe:
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
1/4 LB. butter
4 T of real cocoa mix
Cook in a saucepan and bring to a full boil. Boil for exactly 1 1/2 minutes
and then remove from stove to a work area.
Quickly add the following pre-measured ingredients:
2 1/2 cups of quick cooking oats
1/4 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tsp. vanilla flavoring or real vanilla
Mix well and quickly drop onto wax paper to cool and harden. Enjoy!
Last great book you read?
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Winter drink of choice?
When I’m out – Belvedere martini, dirty. When I’m home – red wine. Maybe something spicy like a Cannanou.
Animals-names and breeds?
Bumble bees, bunnies, birds. Not that I have these animals at home but they go with the favorites.
Do you exercise? What do you do, if so?
Nope. Just a busy body by nature.
Salty or sweet?
Who inspires you and why?
Strong, independent women – this list would be too long but they know who they
are. Because fearlessness and determination are virtues I aspire to for myself.
Pool or ocean?
Paris – but cities are not my favorite places actually. Favorite places are high
deserts or ones by the sea. Favorite country – ahhh, that would be Greece.
Last great vacation?
New Mexico for New Year’s.
Favorite tv show?
Kell on Earth.
Weirdest job you’ve ever had?
Well I worked in a tattoo shop for many years and it was weird every single day.
Il Buco never lets me down.
Favorite object in your home?
The plastic Appaloosa horse with it’s perfect miniature amber
leather saddle that I’ve had since I was six.
Favorite piece of clothing?
My new black and blue Pendleton cloak byÂ Lindsey Thornburg.
Favorite blog or website?
Something you’re scared of?
Spiders – though I respect them immensely.
Today I’d say theÂ Misfits “Legacy of Brutality” but that could change to
something else in a matter of minutes.
Lily Allen “F**k you“. That’s pop, right?
Your Ideal day?
Starts with cupcakes for breakfast. Then a meandering walk with my Mom, dearest friends and
sweetheart…Hop-scotch… An afternoon cocktail and a big home cooked meal around my dinner
Favorite gift you’ve ever received?
My little brother. He was born when I was 8.
Peonies. They put forth such effort in their immense blooms!
Favorite perfume or scent?
Lilacs blooming in springtime!
What do you do for a living?
Jewelry designer for my brands and design consulting for others.
Where do you live?
On Great Jones Street by the Bowery
Your lucky number?
What piece of art would you buy if you had no budget?
Innumerable – I love art! But to start with I’d go withÂ Ed Rushca “The End“. Or I would
happily own any painting by Walton Ford but most especially with a tiger or a snake.