HEIDI GARDNER, JEWELRY DESIGNER

Photos by James Nova (edited by Christina Mannino) 

WHY NEW YORK CITY?  

NYC picked me. I've been all around the world but no other city makes me feel as safe and inspired as the big apple. 

THE CITY NEVER SLEEPS...WHAT TIME DID YOU GET TO BED LAST NIGHT? 

4 am... I was painting aaaaannnnnd dancing. 

PLAY HOST FOR US... WHERE WOULD YOU TAKE US FOR

COFFEE - Think Coffee if you need a pick me up - their coffee is liquid crack. If you want a cute coffee cafe scene - Ground Support in Soho. 

DINNER - Early evening, Jewel Bako - best sushi in the city. Late evening, Taisho. They're open 'til 4 am and it's extremely affordable and is the best Japanese street food in Manhattan!  

COCKTAILS - Angel's Share or PDT (Please Don't Tell)

PARTYING - Rochelle's, EVS, Rose Bar

WHO ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? 

Annie Lennox's "Little Bird." If you mean in general, Sebastian Tellier. 

ANY CREATIVES YOU WANT TO COLLABORATE WITH? 

Artist Matthew Day Jackson

CURRENT CRUSH? 

Men -- REAL Men. Men who are gentleman and appreciate a woman who is strong and independent and doesn't need a man to make her feel whole, but wants a man to make her feel good. And special. It's nice when a man goes out of his way to do something nice for a woman. 

                                                                                    Heidi's muse and grandmother, Kate Wickham 

                                                                                    Heidi's muse and grandmother, Kate Wickham 

DO YOU HAVE A MUSE? 

My grandmother, Kate WIckham. She is flawless and has been for decades. In her youth she was a muse to many designers and has been hostess to all types of impressive guests including royalty. My grandmother is my ultimate hero. Her timeless class and style never fails to amaze and inspire me. 

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WHOLE CITY? 

Soho House. I love cozying up by the fire on a cold day. And on a hot day soaking up the rays in the pool. It’s a club for artists so there’s always fun people to meet and it’s never boring. 

DREAM DINNER PARTY -- WHICH 7 GUESTS WOULD YOU INVITE? 

Tomoe Gozen, Alexander McQueen, Queen Elizabeth I, Salvador Dali, Miyamoto Musashi, the 7th Dalai Lama, and the current Dalia Lama.

WHAT'S YOUR SIGNATURE LOOK? 

I really love menswear, my favorite look is when I wear an outfit reminiscent of a man's tuxedo. I shop the children's and men's departments of Saks, Bloomingdales, and Barney's. 

MOTTO YOU LIVE BY? 

Be HAPPY. Be YOURSELF. 

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW AND WHERE CAN WE SEE IT? 

I'm working on some new pieces that are going to be a great deal more immense in size than what I've donein the past. You'll have to wait 'til September 2015!  

 

WOULD YOU RATHER

CINDY CRAWFORD or KATE MOSS

MORNING OR NIGHT

UPTOWN OR DOWNTOWN 

CINDY, NIGHT, DOWNTOWN

 

WEBSITE: www.heidigardnernyc.com 

INSTAGRAM: @heidigardnernyc 

TWITTER: @creaturecouture