Meet this week’s Pretty Bird, illustrator Liselotte Watkins. You may be familiar with her work, her pens are responsible for iconic collaborations with Miu Miu, Absolut, Marimekko/H&M, Valextra and Rodebjer. I first met her when we worked on a watch editorial for a magazine here in Milan. That was an awesome experience to say the least, and for our celebratory lunch she wore a vintage white fur chubby and high waist flare jeans (immediate crush!). Not long after that, she totally amazed me when she agreed to illustrate me for my Diary on Grazia.it. I was so honored! I love that illustration so much, I’ve included it in the gallery. In the meantime, please join me in getting to know this amazingly stylish wife, mother and illustrator.
Name: Liselotte Watkins Falk
Hometown: Nyköping, Sweden
Current Town: Milan
Favorite City: Paris
Favorite place to shop in Paris: Vanves Flea Market
Favorite place to dine in Paris: Brasserie Lipp
What do you do to get your day started: Drink lots of coffee
Favorite Breakfast Food: Coffee and brioche
Favorite Food: Anything that someone else cooks for me. I do make mean swedish pancakes though.
Favorite Fruit: Anything fresh from the market. But if I have to bring one thing to a remote island I guess strawberries
Favorite Breakfast spot: Café San Gregorio
What’s your beauty routine: I dont like routines. But I do love rituals. But as far as daily beauty care goes I just kind of grab whatever is close at hand.
Skin: Soap and water. My kids creams from the Swedish pharmacy. If I feel rich I buy crazy expensive creams and then realise that it is not just genes that makes people have good skin.
Where do you cut your hair: I cut it myself. Now very well.
Nails and other personal grooming: None. I really should try and be a bit more high maintenance.
Where do you shop in Milan? Prada, Jil Sander and the fleamarket “Pulci e non solo.”
Describe your style: I like my clothes to be a bit quiet and weird. My ideal is a bit Julian Schnabel, some David Hockney and then some Manuela Pavesi.
What are your favorite brands: Rodebjer, Jil Sander and Prada.
Any style rules: Diana Vreeland once said: “You don´t have to be born beautiful to be wildly attractive.” I try to hold on to that.
What do you do before you go to bed: I so wish I could say read. I should.
What are your plans for the Summer? Sicily for three weeks.
Favorite Summer drink? Piscine
What’s your favorite Summer outfit? Anything old and colorful in cotton.
Look 1: Jil Sander trousers, vintage top and blazer and Prada shoes.
Look 2: Vintage YSL skirt, Jil Sander jacket, Rodebjer t-shirt and Jil Sander shoes.
Look 3: Jil Sander top and skirt, Churches shoes.