Memories and musings with Aerin Lauder,
Style and Image Director for Estée Lauder,
Founder and Creative Director of AERIN.
“I used to hate writing thank-you notes when I was younger. But now I think a handwritten note is such a wonderful way to express yourself. It shows that you took the time to say thank you after you’ve been given a gift, or been invited to a dinner. I also happen to love stationery. I like cards of all different sizes — with icons, like one with a small fern or monogrammed with my name, which I like to put a scratch through with my pen. I get my stationery from all over the place, like Smythson, John L. Strong and Printery in Oyster Bay, Long Island. I prefer writing my notes with only black, rather than blue, ink. It’s nice to collect notes you’ve received, too. I have a whole drawer of them! Sofia Coppola has really beautiful stationery — just a small S.C. It’s very subtle — and very cool.”
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