Rodarte on Books & Inspiration
Kate and Laura Mulleavy are passionate about a lot of things — fashion, art and classic lit. The Tory Blog sits down with the two Rodarte designers and talk to them about collecting art, books and their style secrets.
Book you wish you could read for the first time again?
Laura: Blood Meridian or Absalom, Absalom!
Kate: The Outsiders.
Favorite book to give as a gift…
Kate and Laura: Vintage books on Picasso
Book you’re reading now
Kate: I’m re-reading To Kill a Mockingbird.
Laura: Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees Expanded Edition, Over Thirty Years of Conversations with Robert Irwin
What do you collect?
Laura: Rocks from the desert (my favorites are dusty lavender, aqua, powder pink, and speckled gold and black).
Who or what is inspiring you right now?
Laura: The Badlands in North and South Dakota.
Kate: George Romero.
If you owned one piece of art, it would be…
Laura: Jay de Feo’s The Rose.
Kate: Walter De Maria’s Lightning Field.
Best advice you ever received…
Kate and Laura: To keep what we do personal.
The key to great style is…
Kate and Laura: Not over thinking it.