I’ve effused about my love for my style icon, interior designer Kelly Wearstler, many a time, so I was a happy camper to come across these photos on Kelly Wearstler’s Facebook page. Here, Kelly looks hipper than hip in front of Serge Gainbourg’s house in the Saint-Germain in Paris. This is how to do casual-cool.



And this is how to make a statement. Wearstler’s the master of being memorable and I love her quirky, bold and playful style (as seen here  in O, The Oprah Magazine). The best surprise though? Discovering Kelly Wearstler’s mystery travel companion… Can you guess who he is?



Franc! Her teddy bear… How sweet is he? Passed down from her grandmother, to her mother and now to Kelly, Franc has been in the family for 90 years. When Kelly was 10, Franc lost his eyes (poor Franc!), but Kelly came to the rescue, replacing them with buttons from her grandfather’s naval jacket. Creativity started early for Kelly Wearstler.



You’ve met my travel companion, Alfred, haven’t you? Here he is writing a love letter in Marfa, Texas.



He’s a bit larger than Franc, so doesn’t get to go everywhere, but he does enjoy his jaunts around the globe and likes to record them on his vintage typewriter. I bet Franc and Alfred would get along just fine, talking about interiors and fashion (Alfred loves his signature red bowtie!), Parisian cafes and Nutella (Alfred ONLY eats chocolate).



Do  you have a favorite travel companion?


Or a style icon? I’d love to know…

[Photos via Kelly Wearstler and Vogue; Alfred photos by kellygolightly]



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