Veronica & Veronica
You asked, they answered
Veronica Miele Beard: If the jeans fit well, it’s all that matters!! Legs & rear end!!
Veronica Swanson Beard: Wide leg, super flare, vintage straight, rigid, or cropped are my personal favorites but whatever you feel most comfortable in is the most important.
VSB: Just finished The Last Thing He Told Me, just started Malibu Rising, and I love all Elin Hildebrand books—she’s the queen of the beach read and they all take place on Nantucket which I love.
VMB: I don’t usually read on the beach, I can’t sit still that long, lol.
Tips for a healthy summer glow?
VMB: Active Argan tinted oil. Beauty hack: liquid highlighter for cheekbones
VSB: Spray tan or Bain de Soleil
VMB: The India coat!
VSB: The Faustine jacket with jeans and a great blouse
Fave dish to bring to a summer potluck?
VSB: Dessert! Usually key lime or peach pie from Bartlett Farm
VMB: Mozzarella from my favorite deli in Staten Island with Jersey tomatoes & corn!
VMB: Family time & a bonfire on the beach
VSB: Try to eke out the last minutes of summer while not having an anxiety attack over back to school and fashion week all at the same time.
Will we see leopard and camo this fall?
VMB: Camo forever!!
VSB: 4 dogs—3 black labs and a 16-year-old Dachshund
VMB: Charcoal the English black lab
VSB: Il Cantinori
What inspired the tabletop collection?
VSB: I love interiors and home as much as I love fashion and if we hadn’t started VB that’s probably what I’d be doing now. Your home is the ultimate extension of you. You learn everything about someone when you visit them at home—their interior style speaks volumes. I learned everything about entertaining and tablescapes from my mom who is the master. I collect China, linens, glassware, napkin rings the same way I collect accessories and shoes. Eventually, I hope VB home will be a full collection.
VMB: A love for entertaining and home design. Like getting dressed but for your table!!
If you had to pick a few of your summer dresses, what are your go-to’s to create a timeless closet?
VMB: The Kierra is the ultimate beach dress! I also love the Farha, Valle, and Bari
VSB: Positano in white, Sierra in chambray, Bari mixed-media dress
VMB: Basketball & gymnastics! Volleyball!!
VMB: CoverGirl Outlast lip stain with BeautyCounter gloss for perfect pink/nude lip.
VSB: BeautyCounter Sheer Genius lipstick and Beyond Gloss – love all the natural nudes
VSB: So many! Carolyn Murphy, Nikki Taylor, Michaela Bercu, Liya Kebede, Christy Turlington, Esther Canadas, Cindy Crawford & Kate Moss
VMB: Claudia Schiffer
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