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21 Questions with… Elena Kiam, Creative Director of Lia Sophia

We ask Lia Sophia creative director, Elena Kiam, our quickfire questions.

  1. I usually get up around… 6:30 a.m.
  2. I would never leave my home without… a cuff, or at least stud earrings.elena SS14
  3. My guilty pleasure is… chocolate…every day.
  4. My beauty essentials include… Benefit's They're Real mascara and Nars lip gloss in Orgasm.
  5. My favorite place to shop is… Paris.
  6. When I'm stressed I… run in Central Park or doodle feverishly.
  7. The most treasured item in my closet is… a framed drawing from my daughters and a long Pucci dress from the 70s.
  8. If my days had one extra hour I'd… take a nap.
  9. The last thing I googled was… prom dresses for my daughter Sophia.
  10. The most surprising thing about my job is… how I continue to be inspired every day by the incredible women I meet.
  11. I'm dying to splurge on… a pair of Alaia suede platform sandals.
  12. When it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle I… work out…to eat what I want.
  13. The must-have piece of jewelry for Spring/Summer 2014 is… personalized anything.
  14. If you looked at my desktop you'd see… photos of my three kids.
  15. A fashion trend I just don't get… pajama wear with matching tops and bottoms.
  16. My ideal day would include… a great family dinner.
  17. My favorite place to travel… Italy.
  18. One thing I do badly that I wish I did well… play tennis.
  19. The best thing about New York is… the range of amazing people.
  20. When I'm looking to get inspired… I go to the Met.
  21. The best advice I ever got… don’t sweat the small stuff.