We’ll admit it: We’re girl-crushing on Brooklyn-based Audrey Louise Reynolds. Can you blame us? The color artist, who has collaborated with everyone from her BFF Pamela Love and Repetto to Sam Shepard and Shezad Dawood, creates dreamy fabrics using colors derived from natural sources like seaweed, clay and turmeric. ALR, her line of natural food-based dyes, was developed after spending years in the kitchen cooking. We spoke to the food-loving entrepreneur about where she gets her inspiration from and what she can’t live without.
What’s a typical food day?
I start my day with Stumptown coffee. For lunch I run down to Court St. Grocers and grab a Mr. Cays sandwich or a Goddess salad and continue my day without feeling bad. At Frankie’s, [her boyfriend’s restaurant], I’m obsessed with the shaved brussels sprout salad with ricotta salata. I have to be very good about what I eat during the day so I don’t lose momentum. It’s hard sometimes, we’re abusive to our bodies with the pace of life in New York and the way we all work. The fashion industry is a great example of “we’ll just work and work and work and not take a break,” and then it’s 3:30 and you’re having a meltdown.