It is such a pleasure to have one of super good buddies featured this week. I have known Laura for over a decade. She is a member of my oldest and tightest friend group, we are like family. She and her husband are godparents to my first child. Also, importantly, Laura taught me how to make a proper pie!! Invaluable! It is no surprise then that Laura is an impressive culinary talent on the local food scene. In her day job, she is a Manager at Grand Central Bakery. She is the one who develops all those delicious treat you love to devour. Also, though, she is the driving talent behind her own seasonal foodie event, La Musette. For about 4 years now, she has hosted this Tour de France based event featuring eight course meals, with each course representing a region of the tour. So MUCH FUN! The fare is French country and the ambience is elegantly casual. Overall, it is a delicious and beautiful affair that will please even the most discriminating foodie. Can’t wait to go again this summer! On top of all that, this lovely lady is smart (an understatement), funny, athletic (crazy cyclist/runner) and gorgeous, obviously. Love her.
Name: Laura Ohm
Occupation: Baker/Cook/Manager Grand Central Baking Company
Any pets/kids? 2 Australian Shepherd mixes
Hometown: Stevens Point, WI
What publications do you subscribe to (fashion or otherwise)? Vogue, Saveur, The Nation, Harper’s, High Country News, Velo News
What are your go-to accessories? I don’t go out “on the town” very often; my out and about time is spent outside walking the dogs or running errands or dinner at friends’ houses, so I don’t need anything flashy. It is nice, however, to make a little effort. I wear good scarves, from deep red super-cozy cashmere to a silky cotton yellow Cambodian scarf. Sometimes I’ll put a funky brooch on my jacket. I don’t like to wear much jewelry if I’m wearing my glasses but I’m loving my horn cuff from Isaac Hers!
What is your power outfit? The cold, hard truth is that it’s probably my favorite running kit: peached Addidas knickers, plum Ibex hoodie base layer, and favorite socks and sports bra. I can literally run marathons in that outfit, and think I look kinda cute to boot.
Do you have any sentimental/heirloom pieces? Beloved old t-shirts that are hanging together by threads, Scottish cashmere sweaters from the ‘70s from my mother-in-law, almost rotten Patagonia stand-up shorts from the mid-80s, and a pair of Tiffany pearl earrings.
What was the best style advice you received and who gave it to you? I was a punk-rock early teenager and a Deadhead late teenager. I learned from two of my college friends, Jessica and Dharma, that wearing lipstick didn’t mean selling out to the man, it just meant looking good. They taught me that I shouldn’t be afraid of the feminine.
How has your style evolved over the past 5 years? I think I got a little too serious and conservative in my clothing choices in my 30s. I’m re-embracing the quirky.
What would you never be caught wearing? Those damn handkerchief cardigans!
What new trend are you excited to try? I’ve been trying to incorporate different necklines and sleeve lengths into my wardrobe—more architectural interest, I guess.
Heels or flats? Clogs.
What attracts you to Isaac Hers? I love Barb! Also, I love supporting local businesses, local craftspeople and artisans, and it’s nice to rely on professionally curated style.
What are you wearing? Isaac Hers Riot Cargos, Isaac Hers Abuelo Sweater in red, and the Roost Black Horn. The t-shirt was Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. They are a terrific rock band from Alabama. Shoes are Messeca Maru platforms from Solestruck.