‘These are all the the things we hoped she’d say.’ You know that feeling? We scroll through as many interviews in a given month as we create ourselves and it’s always a thrill when — whether a stylish designer or organic farmer — the interviewee serves up exactly what we wanted to read.

 Joyce Lee is head of design at Madewell, and she embodies the laid-back but always stylish vibe of the women’s fashion brand. We asked the hard working mama to join our My Favorites series where we explore the wellness and lifestyle go-tos of some of the most interesting professionals out there. Her top picks and stylish insights are just the sort of accessible-chic gems we hoped she’d deliver. Get ready to get inspired…

Moisturizer: Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream
Face serum: One Love Organics Vitamin C Facial Serum
Hair product: Reverie Milk anti-frizz leave-in treatment
Body cleanser: Sisters Body Wash, Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Wash
Makeup staple: Chantecaille Tinted Moisturizer
Lip balm or color: Lucas Papaw for moisture, Chantecaille Hibiscus
Skin mask: Kora Organics Tumeric 2-in-1 Brightening + Exfoliating Mask
Treatment of choice: Heyday Facials, acupuncture

Daily supplement(s): Ritual Multivitamins, Nordic Naturals Omega-3
Superfood staples: CAP Beauty
Healthy restaurant: Sushi is my go-to health food.
Fitnesswear: One-piece bathing suits from Madewell and Matteau.
Gym workout: Swimming laps.
Good reading/podcasts: Business of Fashion app, How I Built This

Bedding: Parachute Home
Candle: D.S. & Durga Spirit Lamp, Astier de Villatte Aoyama Incense
Kitchen goods: Jeremy Ayers Ceramics, Kinto Glass Tumblers from Mocium
Art + decor: photographs (photographer friends and my husband James Ryang), textiles, art by my daughter Poppy
Flower or plant: cactus, succulents, tropical greens
Fave shop: Madewell, Warm NY

T-shirt: Madewell
Shoe: Martiniano Glove Flats
Jacket: B Sides X Bode Quilted Jacket
Piece of jewelry: My Marian Maurer “Poppy” necklace.
Dresses: Warm NY long floral dresses
Sunglasses: Céline
Loungewear: Odd Bird Co Kimonos + Robes

Food + Drink
Fridge staples: Oatly, She Wolf sourdough bread, berries, avocados, rosé
Juice: Pressed Juicery’s Greens 3, wellness shot, charcoal detox shot
Weekly dinner: My husband’s chicken enchiladas.
Condiment: sriracha
Snack always on hand: dried mangoes, string cheese
Fave wine: Lorenza Rosé

Luggage: Away Medium — still need to have it personalized.
Travel staple: Either Adidas pool slides or Birkenstocks with socks.
In-flight essential: Aesop Resurrection Hand Balm, essential oils to relax
Hotel: The Edition in Miami

Stationery: letterpress monogrammed notecards
Inspirational item: Cut-out photos of my daughter.
Book: Becoming by Michelle Obama
Apps I can’t live without: Co-Star Astrology, Instacart

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  1. I usually love these round ups, but it’s a bit disappointing that you’re highlighting a fast fashion brand which goes against everything that TCM is suppose to stand for. I’d love to see J. Crew, Madewell, Anthropologie and others drop their fast fashion practices which as we all know by now are exploitative, anti-environmental, and anti-feminist. Until they fundamentally clean up their act, I wouldn’t give these brands any air time. We need to pressure them to look at a triple bottom line and not just their profits.

    Jennifer | 05.29.2019 | Reply
  2. Thanks Jennifer. Absolutely agree with you.

    Ida | 05.31.2019 | Reply
  3. YES! I completely agree with you.

    Alexandra | 06.02.2019 | Reply

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