Catherine Prevost is just one of those women people describe as fabulous. Though I have known Catherine since we were 10, attending the same girls’ school in New York, we really became friends at Wellesley where Catherine single-handedly raised the collegiate wardrobe standard, always looking… Fabulous. And that innate, effortless sense of chic translated into every aspect of Catherine. Cultured and charming, slightly extravagant and a ton of fun, she is never without a bold dash of wit. Yet her most unique quality is the way she draws people in and makes those around her feel fabulous as well.
Shortly after college in 1991, Catherine became a young entrepreneur with the launch of her eponymous jewellery business, and has since run her company along with her family of four children with the grace and humour for which she is known. Prior to raising her large brood, Catherine had a Walton street shop, reminiscent of her living room, and a sanctuary during my London visits. Somewhat eccentric, with its Gracie wallpaper and Napoleonic furnishings, I do remember the collection of Roman helmets she used for jewellery displays. It remains my favourite ever shop.
With an older family now, Catherine no longer just caters to us friends and collectors/addicts who covet her bold rings. She can now be found at Five Story in New York, and Neapolitan Collection in Chicago, allowing others to experience the sense of fabulous that is Catherine Prevost…
Here she answers our questions:
What’s in your make up bag..?
My favourite make up for great looking skin by Terry Eclat Opulent and Chanel Lipgloss
Do you have a beauty secret?
Beauty secret? Do Yoga and laugh ALOT
What would be your desert island essentials?
Chanel 50+ Suncream for the face
What do you wear on a fat day?
Fat day.. My favourite Seven for mankind white jeans that are a bit too big and a floaty silk top
How would your female friends describe your style?
Female friends would probably describe my style as Classic Chic ….they would also say I am not good at the Casual look!
What’s the most treasured item in your wardrobe?
Most treasured item in my wardrobe is my first Andrew Gn coat from Bergdorfs
Is there anything in your wardrobe you should get rid of but can’t?
I should get rid of my first Chanel jacket (it’s way too small) but am saving it for one of my daughters
What do you never leave home without?
Never leave home without one of my rings
Hot date night with your husband/boyfriend, what do you wear?
What I wear for date night is a black jumpsuit and my favourite Balmain tuxedo jacket
When home alone, what do you wear?
When home alone .. I wear Lulu Lemon yoga clothes
What do you wear to bed?
To bed I wear vintage Pucci nightdress
You’re the fashion police for a day, what do you ban?
As fashion police ..I would ban crop tops and hot pants
Have you ever worn anything you now regret?
Something I wish I had never worn was too much eye make up and big hair in the 1980′s
How high is too high a heel?
I do not like heels that you actually cannot walk in.. I live in wedges !
How old is too old for jeans?
I think that you are never too old for jeans.
If you could live in any other time for its fashion, when would you choose?
If I could have lived in another fashion time it would have to be 16th century Venice.. I loved those cinched in long velvet gowns with flowing trains..
What is your most recent purchase?
My most recent purchase was Gucci red white and blue wedges with snaffle detail.. Love them!
Can you judge a book by its cover?
I think you cannot always judge a book by its cover
What are your bad habits?
My bad habits are being slightly OCD, watching ipad in bed, and occasionally late night espresso martini nights with girlfriends!
What’s your greatest extravagance?
Greatest extravagance is always using our best silver and linens
What are your guilty pleasures?
Guilty pleasures are Net a Porter shopping, eating peanut butter on a spoon, and drinking really good red wine
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Best advice I have ever had is … Do not postpone joy
What’s your favorite smell?
Favourite smell is fresh jasmine, or my husbands cologne
What’s your idea of a great holiday?
My greatest holiday is always on our boat in Capri surrounded by close friends
What are you most proud of?
I am Most proud of my four children
What are you least proud of?
I am Least proud of being insensitive to people’s feelings when I was younger
What is your pure bliss?
Pure bliss is a hot candlelit bath after a day in the snow
Who or what would you like to be reincarnated as in your next life?
I would like to be reincarnated as my mothers dogs.. They have the a great life
What would you eat for your last supper?
My last supper would be really fabulous Green Chicken curry with sticky rice
If you could meet someone from history who would it be?
If I could meet some one from history it would be Madame de Pompadour or Catherine the Great
Yes or no to a nip and a tuck?
A gentle nip and tuck when needed is a good thing .. But never overdone!
Do you have a favorite purse or bag?
Favourite purse is my Kotur gold clutch and my Kotur striped acrylic summer bag
On a scale of one-to-ten, how good looking are you?
I would have to let someone else decide on my good looking factor
How would you like to be remembered?
And I would like to be remembered as a good friend ,wife and mother who also made some beautiful jewels