Many of you may know her as @KristenNoelCrawley, Illinois-born stylist who’s known to party with the idolized Kimye and exclusive designer Azzedine Alaia, but we know Kristen Gibson as the mother, wife, designer, and honorary FRANK Femme. Originally from the midwest—where she met her husband and began raising her six-year-old son Don—Gibson has become globally recognized for her style and desirable charm. From head-to-toe, Gibson makes sure to catch your eye, and for many of us, we’re just waiting for her to walk by. From a recent silk dress purchase from The Row to her royal blue matching silk pajamas, Gibson doesn’t let the ordinary day bog down her ability to be chic. So if you want any style tips, want to learn about her fine jewelry line KDIA, or interested in how someone could actually wake up like this, take a long, hard look at Kristen’s day-in-the-life feature here.
Morning routine: What is the absolute first thing you do after you wake up?
Kiss my husband of course.
What is your favorite breakfast to prepare for your son?
I love to give him fresh fruit and toast with smart butter.
What happens next? Some people who don’t have a regular 9-5 job maybe go and exercise—Do you exercise in the morning?
I love to ride my bike in the morning. It gets my adrenaline going and really prepares me for my day of work ahead.
At what point of the day do you start designing? Do you have to be inspired first to sit down and work?
Some days I don’t design at all. I’m a one-woman show so I have to take care of the business aspect as well. That includes answering emails, processing orders, sending out invoices, etc. I only design when I feel like it. I can’t sit down and say “I’m going to design today.” It doesn’t work like that for me. I have to be inspired by something; I have to see or think of something that makes me want to create.
Who are some of the people who inspire you? Do you have a muse?
This sounds strange but I am my muse. I design the pieces based on what I would wear and my taste. As well as girls like me. The ideal KDIA girl is stylish and witty. She knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to step out of the box when it comes to clothing or accessories.
What does your ideal dinner date look like?
Well I don’t get to have many dinner dates outside of the house (laughs) but ideally it’s a nice, romantic ambiance with great sushi and my amazing husband at my side. A few sake bombs and green tea mocha—it doesn’t get any better than that.
Any end of the night traditions?
I have my beauty routine before bed of course. I guess that’s the only ‘tradition’ I would say I have. Other than that I love to watch movies before bed.
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Photos: Emily Knecht