Norma Kamali’s Favorite Things | Vanity Fair


DAILY UNIFORM: My uniform tends to be pants and jumpsuits first and foremost, because comfort allows me to focus on the task at hand.
GO-TO SHOE: The interesting shapes from Merrell and Crocs are so much fun to style with different silhouettes.
JEWELRY: When I turned 50 I did a total cleanse of all of my possessions, including my Hollywood film jewelry from the ’20s-’50s. However, I do have dog tags from Walmart engraved for each anniversary year my partner and I have been together.

Norma Kamalis Favorite Things
Courtesy of Norma Kamali (Dog tags), ma-k/Getty Images (Smoothie), by Norma Kamali (Furniture), by Nattawut Lakjit/EyeEm/Getty Images (Lemons), by Koh i Noor (Wooden Brush).

Health & Beauty

DAILY MAKEUP: Dark brown mascara and a cherry lip stain by Hurraw!
HAIR CARE: Rosemary oil on my roots and ends.
BRUSH: I use a few big wooden paddle hairbrushes.
VITAMINS/SUPPLEMENTS: Vit D3, Counter Attack by Rainbow Light, B1–12, calcium, magnesium by Peak Performance, powdered nutrients, greens, and collagen.
WORKOUT: Pilates, yoga, weights, freestyle dancing, a desk treadmill.
FITNESS ATTIRE: My active collection transforms from sportswear to quality workout clothing.


RECENT HOME ADDITION: I created a soft furniture collection of shapes in bold graphics.
DISHWARE: Bamboo—biodegradable and truly sustainable!
FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND: Zeke is my ninth dachshund; he is a wise 17 years of age.

Norma Kamalis Favorite Things
Courtesy of Norma Kamali (Dog Zeke), from Alexskp/Alamy (Ice Cream), photograph by Michael Kramer (Pinstripe Jumpsuit), from CoverGirl (Mascara).


READING: Hacking Darwin.
LISTENING TO: Gregg Allman and Etta James.

Food & Drink

MORNING BEVERAGE: Hot lemon water.
POWER SNACK: A smoothie.
HOME COOKING: Nut seed bread and sweet potato ice cream.

Norma Kamalis Favorite Things
Courtesy of Sourcebooks (Hacking Darwin), from Crocs (Red Shoe), courtesy of AppleTV+ (Tehran), from popovaphoto/Getty Images (Yoga Mat).

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