Embracing Warm Layers and Creative Flair: My Personal Style Journey

The last things I bought and loved were two lambswool blankets from Avoca (from £84.84), a brand based in County Wicklow, Ireland. I’m obsessed with the quality, and have them in brigh

Embracing Warm Layers and Creative Flair: My Personal Style Journey

My personal style is all about cozy, warm layers, perfect for someone who tends to feel cold often. I'm particularly fond of battery-powered quilted vests by Ororo, stylish yet functional, starting at £136. My wardrobe also includes a cherished Stella McCartney coat, a memento from my first acting paycheck for "The Village." And let's not forget the transformative power of bangs, though I've recently embraced the change by growing them out.

I recently fell in love with two vibrant lambswool blankets from Avoca, a County Wicklow-based brand known for its exceptional quality. Their rich pinks and dark greens, along with neutral shades, make them versatile as both blankets and shawls.

New Zealand holds a special place in my heart, a land of peace and natural beauty. My connection began in childhood during my father, Ron Howard's, "Willow" shoot and deepened while filming "Pete's Dragon." My role as a New Zealand tourism ambassador further cements my bond with this serene country.

Memorable souvenirs from my acting career include a personalized walking stick from Joaquin Phoenix during "The Village" filming and unique Post-it note drawings by Dave Filoni from "The Mandalorian" meetings.

One of my recent favorite reads is Julia Voss's biography of Hilma af Klint, revealing the spiritual depth and artistic vision of this remarkable painter.

My style inspirations come from my New York University circle, including Janicza Bravo, Daphne Javitch, and Katherine Waterston. They embody a vintage, classic, and artistic twist in their fashion choices, reminiscent of photographer Bruce Weber's confident and individualistic style.

In "Argylle," my character Elly Conway's style, crafted by Claudia Schiffer, reflects empowerment and elegance, complementing the film's high fashion, including Dua Lipa's striking Versace dress.

Artistic expression extends to my gift-giving, recently creating a vibrant, graphic oil painting for a friend. And the best gift I've received is a lovingly built wooden easel from my husband, a symbol of his affection.

My skincare essentials include EltaMD sun protection, Sonia Roselli's moisturizing line, Weleda Skin Food rich cream, and AppleDoll's tinted Nectar Salve Lip Balm. These products ensure my skin stays nourished and protected.

In my music playlist, Louis Armstrong's "Black & Blue" resonates with me, and for ambient sounds, a "Starry Nights" fireplace playlist sets the mood.

My fridge staples reflect my love for smoothies, with Orgain chocolate protein drinks and Mountain Valley spring water. And of course, a selection of cheeses like Drunken Goat Cheese, triple crème brie, and manchego is a must for a quick, delicious snack.

Real estate browsing on Trulia and the unique charm of tintype photography, capturing my family's essence, are among my latest fascinations.

A must-have for me is Lashify, the DIY eyelash extension system, enhancing my fair complexion with thicker, darker lashes. And indulging in learning is non-negotiable, whether it's oil painting at Milan Art Institute, kitchen empowerment with "The Kitchen Healer," or aspiring to join a writing program at Harvard.

My recent wardrobe additions include a navy-blue Sézane workwear jacket and a cream-and-navy striped sweater from Kule, fitting seamlessly into my layering style.

A treasured possession is my pearl "magic necklace," a family heirloom connecting me to my grandmother and parents.

To immerse myself in a character, I engage in solitary dance, a technique from Joan Scheckel that roots me to the earth.

Angelino Heights in Los Angeles, with its historic Victorian houses, is my sanctuary for peace and tranquility.

In my beauty routine, I trust Jason Low for hairstyling and Terri Lawton for facials, her expertise allowing me to skip visits for a year.

My art collection features diverse watercolors from Case for Making and Stoneground Paint Co, adding rich, vibrant hues to my creative palette.

My go-to digital spaces include WriterDuet for collaborative screenwriting, Cup of Jo for daily lifestyle inspiration, and The Marginalian for weekly uplifting reads.

In another life, I could see myself as a librarian, enchanted by the Dewey Decimal System's order and the profession's serene environment, or perhaps as a children's book author.

Art has been a pivotal influence in my life, with retrospectives of Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock at The Whitney and MoMA, respectively, shaping my creative aspirations.

For podcast entertainment, "SmartLess" by Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett is a go-to, along with David Sedaris's audiobooks, currently enjoying "Happy-Go-Lucky."

If I could, my art collection would feature works by Mark Rothko, Hilma af Klint, and Georgia O’Keeffe, drawn to their bold use of color and lasting impact.

My favorite space is my studio, a haven for painting and reflection, accompanied by the soothing sounds of my fireplace playlist.

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