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Lucky Brand Clover #01
A style guide for culture lovers
August 2013
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All American
All American

Introducing the inaugural issue of our online journal


Your how-to-wear-it guide to the best new trends

National Treasures
National Treasures

Tap into the heritage of fall's most indispensable it-items

Behind the Scenes
Behind the scenes

Go on set with Mario Sorrenti at the making of our fall film

Style Files
Style files

Take a few sartorial cues from one of our favorite icons, Lauren Hutton

Craft Talk
Craft talk

Travel with us to North Carolina's White Oak Mill

Riveting Right Now
Riveting right now

Tap into our new flicks, art picks and of-the-moment mix

Indie Index
Indie index

Your chic cheat sheet to little known musical landmarks

Ritual Habitual
Ritual habitual

Model Missy Rayder reveals her secret talismans

Local Loves
Local loves

Venice Beach, decoded for all of your daytripping needs

Lucky Genes
Lucky genes

Meet Style Director Karin Cole and her California-cool kids

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KARIN COLE is the ultimate free-spirit and modern mom. Since moving from New York to California nearly a decade ago, the Cole clan has divided their time between redwood-studded Marin County and wanderlust getaways to Lake Tahoe, Sayulita, Mexico and Refuge Cove, Canada, where Cole summered as a kid with her grandparents, cruising the islands around Vancouver in the summertime on a Chris Craft. “My family ended up buying an old logging camp up there, accessible only by seaplane or boat. It’s super rustic but as my grandmother always used to say: 'It takes effort to have fun.'"

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This cluster of ritual spots suits Karin, her two outdoorsy kids –Emerson, 13, and Beckett, 15 – and their Australian Shepherd, Bella, to a tee, but it’s the Marin County home they moved into in May that Cole feels most connected to at the moment. “It’s like a treehouse. Every morning, I wake up to redwood-tops and blue sky. We’ve got the forest-feeling going in the backyard and then this wild sunny, very untamed garden out front.” A vintage 1950s Wedgwood stove keeps the kitchen cozy. Cole’s palette obsession as-of-late – red and turquoise – infuses the woodsy home with a bright, happy vibe. The color scheme, Cole admits, could change on a whim, a habit she picked up working in retail as a VP at West Elm and Williams Sonoma. "My kids are always walking in and going, 'Oh god, mom, are you doing a floor move again?'

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Next up? Cole is turning her attention to the back deck, the space she gravitates to for inspiration and time to reflect. “I shop flea markets wherever I go and am constantly picking things up. Right now, I’ve got my eyes out for a string of authentic rodeo lights to hang out back. The porch could use a little sparkle.” See more of Cole's style finds and roam with her wherever she goes.

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