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It-Girls Of The Food World

Food and fashion are unlikely bedfellows; or so goes the arcane stigma surrounding the industry. While the hollowed-out waif look gained notoriety in the ‘90s as models well documented diets consisted almost entirely of champagne and caviar (remember Kate Moss’ famous line: “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”?) there has been a distinctive shift in recent years.

 These days models and editors seem proud to boast about how much they consume. Cara Delevingne has gone so far as to immortalize her love of bacon by tattooing it onto the sole of her right foot. Perhaps it’s only natural that as food permeates the fashion industry, the fashion world will begin to take hold of the former. While actresses have attempted this crossover to varying levels of success (Preserve and Goop, for example) it’s our models and it-girls who seem to having long-term success.

The New Potato: 

Laura & Danielle Kosann, the sisters behind ubiquitous food blog, The New Potato, have successfully created the first food, fashion and lifestyle blog that’s as aesthetically pleasing as it is informative. Coming from their respective fashion and entertainment backgrounds, they deliver well-rounded content that addresses everything from what to wear, where to eat, and where to burn it off the next day. 

Karlie Kloss: 

Karlie Kloss, the proverbial picture of good health, is practically an industry veteran at 23. Since starting out as a model in her early teens, she’s been vocal about promoting her healthy lifestyle, crediting her acres of leg to a well-balanced routine of diet and exercise. In 2012 Kloss and Christina Tossi (of Momofuku Milk Bar) collaborated on Karlie’s Kookies, a line of guilt-free cookies whose proceeds are donated to FEED, a charity that aids starving children. Lately Kloss has been busy running her own Youtube channel, Klossy, which allows fans an inside look into her world and kitchen. 

Hannah Bronfman: 

Hannah Bronfman, the 27-year-old DJ-slash-co-founder of Beautified, an app for booking last minute beauty services in New York City, leads a charmed life. Not only did she just move into a spacious east village flat with her dreamy fiancé (Brendan Fallis), but she also manages to constantly create new reasons to make the rest of us jealous through social media.

Whether she is preaching the benefits of her latest fitness routine on her blog, HBFit, or demonstrating her latest cleansing technique (follow her on snapchat for instructions: @hannahbgood), she makes you want to care about what you put into your body as well. 

Jourdan Dunn: 

The leggy Britt, Jourdan Dunn (above, center), was one of the trendsetters when started her own cooking show, Well Dunn with Jourdan Dunn, in 2012 on Jay-Z’s Youtube channel. Her energetic personality and witticisms were enough to get you to tune in even if you had no intention of making your own chicken peri-peri or jerk pork. Each episode felt a bit like watching a standup comedian cook you dinner. One who sometimes invited her model squad (like Cara and Karlie) over to join in on the fun. Recently Jourdan shot a mini-series with Amuse, a lifestyle offshoot of i-D, documenting her culinary adventures in far-flung locations such as Thailand.

Chrissy Teigen: 

The famously outspoken Chrissy Teigen has dabbled in many careers over the past few years... Sports illustrated model, celebrity wife, and apparently the go-to candidate when a TV show needs a new host. Though her interests are varied, one thing remains a constant: her love of food. She runs her own food blog, Delushious, which re-launched earlier this year as a space for her to share her favorite recipes, restaurants and ramblings. She is also releasing a cookbook this February, aptly titled Cravings: Recipes For What You Want to Eat. She is pure entertainment value, but nothin tops her list CV like the TV show she did with the Cooking Channel back in 2013 titled ‘Chrissy Teigen’s Hungry.’ The show follows Chrissy (and a few cameos by her husband John Legend) as she goes on a ‘wedding tasting adventure.’ Do yourself a favor and check it out!


I have been enamored of Germany ever since exploring the vast country for the first time many years ago. Their progressive energy, the dedication to forward thinking engineering and artistry, the storybook architecture of their charming mountain towns… it’s enough to temp a girl to relocate immediately.
For my first trip to Berlin I was expecting to find a city along these lines but was pleasantly surprised to discover a metropolis so vivacious that it couldn't fit within any parameter so neatly. Wandering around each day, the world seemed to be fast-forwarding at a speed that could hardly be translated into language. The non-stop energy, crowded U-Bahn rides, more art galleries than one could count and a truly mesmerizing assortment of inhabitants. I was worried that it would become overwhelming, but the perpetual movement was comforting in an inexplicable way.

I’ve listed my favorite experiences and places to eat, drink and visit from our time in Berlin. If you have any of your own recommendations for my next trip, please let me know. I’m already dreaming of my return.

Where to Eat:

The Devil’s Kitchen and Bar: After walking around all day my travel companion and I were drained and decided to eat at a little restaurant near our hotel. Little did we know we were walking into one of the best meals of our entire lives. The grilled eggplant and homemade hummus are out of this world. 

Cocolo Ramen: As a self-proclaimed ramen aficionado I am always on the hunt for new spots. I tried a number of ramen joints while in town, but this little one was by far the best and most centrally located in the Mitte area. (cash only)

Café Anna Blume: While the Germans aren’t quite as up on their brunching as some, this little spot in a charming residential section of Berlin serves up a decadent spread every weekend. Warning: not vegetarian friendly.

Where to Drink: 

Mein Haus Am See: The nightclub energy is present all day long and creates a lively mix of daytime revelers and laptop-wielding freelancers under it's enormous disco ball.

Bar Babette: An extension of the art gallery above, this little bar offers a quiet space to relax and enjoy a drink or two. It’s not particularly flashy, but their lemon lime margarita is not to be missed.

O Tannenbaum: If it’s kitsch you’re after, then this year-round Christmas themed bar is probably right up your alley. An odd sensation but a pretty accurate representation of that slightly alcoholic feeling that surrounds the holidays.

What to See: 

Do You Read Me?!: One of the most extensive collections of magazines I’ve ever seen under one roof. They offer nearly every fashion, cooking, academic and athletic journal out there.

Tiergarten: The expansive park is a welcome respite from the bustling city if only to take few moments to quietly prepare yourself for your next beer. People are very free here to go for a bike ride, sunbathe topless, or enjoy a drink at one of the park’s bars.

BerlineOnBike: If you’re in a rush, why not explore the city on wheels? There are a number of tour companies available, but the one that we choose was well managed and affordable. Just make sure to call ahead as they tend to sell out of the English-speaking ones quickly.

Reichstag: A breathtaking government building, which has been restored to reflect the reunification of East and West Berlin in the early ‘90s.  The dome offers magnificent 360-degrees of Berlin as well as serving as a symbolic offering of parliament by allowing viewers to see their inner workings.    


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Caroline Mason: 21. Native New Yorker (and one time North Carolinian). Assistant to Derek Blasberg. Just a girl who is OCD about all things fashion, drinks way too much coffee, and has an affinity for late night talk shows and travel books. FIT class of 2016. Previously with Karla Otto PR, Lori Goldstein and Lester Garcia.

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