Kate and Laura Mulleavy are passionate about a lot of things — fashion, art and classic lit.

Book you wish you could read for the first time again?

Laura: Blood Meridian or Absalom, Absalom!
Kate: The Outsiders.

Favorite book to give as a gift…

Kate and Laura: Vintage books on Picasso

Book you’re reading now…

Kate: I’m re-reading To Kill a Mockingbird.
Laura: Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees Expanded Edition,
Over Thirty Years of Conversations with Robert Irwin

What do you collect?

Laura: Rocks from the desert (my favorites are dusty lavender,
aqua, powder pink, and speckled gold and black).
Kate: Books.

Who or what is inspiring you right now?

Laura: The Badlands in North and South Dakota.
Kate: George Romero.

If you owned one piece of art, it would be…

Laura: Jay de Feo’s The Rose.
Kate: Walter De Maria’s Lightning Field.

Best advice you ever received…

Kate and Laura: To keep what we do personal.

The key to great style is…

Kate and Laura: Not over thinking it.

See all our tastemakers’ book suggestions from seasons past and present here.

From left: Kate and Laura Mulleavy photographed by Autumn DeWilde
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