Helen Johannesen is the director of operations/ beverage director at two amazing restaurants "Animal" and "Son of a Gun" in Los Angeles. She's one stylish lady who also knows a ton about wine.
Describe your personal style.
Clean. Simple. Classic.
Who are your favorite designers?
APC, Philip Lim, Chanel, lanvin, ralph lauren
What are your favorite places to shop?
Barneys, Creatures of Comfort, APC west hollywood, Jcrew, decades, opening ceremony, calypso
Who are your style icons?
Diane Keaton, Lauren Becall, Jay Z, Great grandmother Estelle
Are there any key pieces you find yourself wearing constantly?
Right now it's all about the Brookes Brothers oxfords, Robert Clergerie chelsea boots, barbar jacket, & argentinian pancho.
What is your most recent purchase?
Rust red J Brand mid rise jeans
Do you have any stories about amazing deals you've gotten on awesome pieces?
I found some high wasted blue fine wool chanel pants at The Paper Bag princess for $200. Items that mysteriously end up in my suitcase after visiting my mom...
Can you give us smart shopping advice?
Go for quality, not quantity. And if the shoe only sort of fits, definitely don't buy it!
What's the best thing about your job?
The amazing and talented of people that I work with. The constant laughter. The customers that we excite and thrill through the rudimentary function of eating and drinking. Thinking about wine, talking about wine, being inspired everyday.
Which beauty products do you recommend?
Chantecaille. oil cleansing method. lavendar bubble bath. Vitamins. By Terry.
5 things you can't live without.
Zach, Our dog Seamus, champagne, cacio e pepe. Thai food, cashmere.