Modern Muse - Annabelle Moehlmann2020-12-23
When we reflect on the brand we’ve built, one thing is abundantly clear: We wouldn’t be anywhere without the strong, passionate, intelligent women who have inspired us since day one. We are constantly looking for new and unique ways to champion their individual voices—and one such way is our new series, Modern Muses.
A celebration of style, taste, and intentional living, a Modern Muse inspires us to dream, create, and pursue a beautiful life. She is part connoisseur and part artist, graced with a discerning eye and a knack at unearthing the best of the best.
Annabelle Moehlmann, the stylish mind behind Land of Belle and Land of Bébé, counts beautiful, fanciful little things as her stock in trade. These "collected treasures" are the sort of lust-worthy items you both need and not—necessities like drinkware and rugs live alongside objets and accents that might only serve as a thing of beauty, but goodness, what a job they do.
While Annabelle started the digital shop as a solve to a personal problem (realizing that the wedding registry experience leaves much to be desired), she came to it with a professional CV that uniquely set her up for success. A spate of design-world roles was capped off with handling brand partnerships and business development at a luxury travel company, all of which meant her natural eye had a stacked contact list to access.
After having her inspire our feeds and shopping wishlists for years, we were thrilled to ask about her favorites.
Shoe for day:
"Lanvin sneakers, Gianvito Rossi combat boots—or Margaux's The Pointe!"
Shoe for night:
"Platforms or pumps, but lately, barefoot."
"Lauren Bacall and my mother."
Bedside table must:
"La Mer eye cream and a Murano pitcher filled with water."
"I collect pretty notebooks on my travels and keep a stack of them in a cupboard to give as gifts and use myself. I love buying them at museum shops abroad and in small paper boutiques, especially in Italy."
Stephanie Fishwick and Gianni Basso in Venice
Organization to support:
"Baby2Baby. We were proud to donate 10% of sales during our first month in business at Land of Bebe to help provide essentials such as diapers and formula to families in need across America. We also just participated in a wonderful program they put on during the holiday season called Family2Family. Together with friends we took on ten children and bought everything on their wishlists, from essentials like warm clothing to board games and toys. It was a gift-wrapping extravaganza!"
Place to travel to:
"Capri, Harbour Island, Paris, Jaipur...gosh, this is tough!"
Way to unplug:
"A day at the beach or a good walk in Central Park."
"Vodka martini, up dry with olives."
"Augustinus Bader or Vanicream—high/low and both are great."
"Generosity of spirit, always."
"Too many to name, but a few would be Manhattan, A Little Romance, Roman Holiday, The English Patient, The Godfather, Hannah and Her Sisters, This is 40, It's Complicated, Boyhood, Unfaithful, The Family Stone, and The Family Man. My husband and I watch it together every Christmas, and I always look forward to it."
Shop her picks below:
Photos by Kirsten Francis