Obsessions: Shannon Davenport & Julia Wilson of Fortune Favors the Brave


The toughest aspect of having a design partner — as I imagine it, anyway! — is landing on an aesthetic that you can both agree on. But Shannon Davenport and Julia Wilson of the ridiculously cool and polished jewelry line Fortune Favors the Brave (and the oh-so-sleek agate-and-gold earrings that they made just for Of a Kind) have a lock on that. They even share the same taste in cookbooks and face creams. Get the scoop on their favorite recent finds (and maybe do some holiday shopping in the process, courtesy of Shannon). — Erica


1. Loeffler Randall Rider Bag, $495
“We’re huge fans of everything Loeffler Randall, and their recently launched bags are just amazing. This one is small but still substantial, and the bright color blocking means that you can just do jeans and sneakers and let the bag do the talking.”

2. Dwell Studio Draper Stripe Major Brown Throw, $165
“This little blanket has a healthy dose of crisp, clean, gender-neutral stripes. It seems simple, but you’d be surprised — that’s hard to find!”

3. Simone Rocha Lace-Up Shoes, $896
“Simone Rocha is one of the most exciting young designers right now, and we are obsessed with these metallic loafers. The Perspex sole just makes them that much more next-level.”

4. DWR Primary Desk, $1,805
“Julia just moved, so we have been looking at lots of furniture lately and have been inspired by all the amazing stuff out there. With its double shelf and natural finish, this desk is a winner. Plus, it’s petite, so it works well for N.Y. living.”

5. The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters, $20
“This book is a bible for anyone who has to look up things like whether or not vinegar goes bad. Turns out it doesn’t, and we love Alice for these kinds of cooking 101 tips — combined with some really amazing recipes that make you seem like you know what you’re doing.”

6. Malin + Goetz Vetiver Candle, $52
“Hurricane Sandy gave us a new appreciation for candles! The Malin + Goetz ones make perfect gifts — who wouldn’t use this?”

See more Fortune Favors the Brave obsessions after the jump . . .


Image above: Speaking of ideal presents — the latest Fortune Favors the Brave edition for Of a Kind!


7. Linus Dutchi 1 Bike, $469
“I just got my first bike in the city and am trying to persuade Julia to follow suit. This Linus bike is basic and subtly retro — perfect for cruising around town.”

8. Étoile Isabel Marant Delphe Coat, $512
“We’re from California originally, so we always get a little sad when the clocks change and the New York winter starts to kick in. A well-cut winter coat helps the transition, though, and this Isabel Marant oversized one is a mix of chic and slouchy.”

9. Topshop Camo Tee, $44
“This camo tee from Topshop is a perfect layering piece. You can wear it over a long-sleeved tee for a grunge-inspired look or under a simple cardigan.”

10. New York, $100
“The holiday season makes us want to cozy up with a good movie, and the Ric Burns New York series is really fascinating. Plus, it lasts for hours and hours, so you can tune in and out without worrying that you’re missing the plot.”

11. Rag & Bone Seal Jeans, $253
“We are big fans of Rag & Bone denim, and these bad boys are a great fall update.”

12. Boots No 7 Lifting & Firming Night Cream, $20
“On a recent trip to London with an unexpected flight delay, we discovered the British line Boots No 7 in the airport terminal — testing out face products can pass the time amazingly quickly. We were using it so sparingly until we realized they are also sold online at Target . . . relief!”

Lauren Ashley

Oh heeye – check out my girls! I’ve know these awesome ladies for years, and can honestly say their taste is impecable. So proud of my friends! xo.

Susan Nuss

nice stuff but surely wish it were more affordable so that more regular folks could buy something! I mean do we really need a posting for a small desk for $1800? come on folks get a bit more realistic!

Grace Bonney

dear commenter with the same name pattern and IP- i know you’re the same person trying to use different names. you’ve made your point, let it go.

grace

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