StyleMama: Heather Drake – The Closet Artist

Today is the launch of my new StyleMom feature, providing you helpful tips and inspiration so you can look and feel your best.  I’ll profile moms who not only manage to get showered and dressed in the morning (often an accomplishment for me), but also have a great sense of style.

Some women look like they have celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe outfitting them everyday. I, on the other hand, tend to choose what’s clean and doesn’t require ironing. I would love to walk out the door feeling comfortable, confident, and put-together.

So, thanks to a pool of talented photographers (Stefan StuderMindy VeissidSamantha WalkerSophia Pagan and more to join) in L.A., New York, Vancouver, and Paris,  I’ll showcase some mommies who will motivate you and me both to find our inner supermodel.

Heather Drake


“Be an artist in your own closet. Go in after your kids go to bed and think about what you can create and what can be cool.” – Heather Drake

Photo by Stefan Studer

Home: Pasadena, California
Age: 42-years-old
Children: 11-year-old boy & 9-year-old boy/girl twins
Dog: Luci

Occupation: She’s a full-time mom, who takes pride in the fact that she commits two hours everyday to keeping her house clean and makes her family dinner almost every night. Yet, Heather is also an entrepreneur who spends her free-time launching and marketing new businesses.

How does she look so damn good? When her children were small, Heather walked her threesome in a triple jogger for two hours everyday. She trained the kids to stay in the jogger for the duration with short breaks for the bathroom, snacks, and walkabouts. Today, she works out five times a week. Two days are focused on the Cardio Barre and three days on CATZ (Competitive Athletic Training Zone)

What’s she wearing?
Blouse: 12th Street by Cynthia Vincent
Shorts: Splendid
Belt: Linea Pelle
Shoes: Pour La Victoire
Rings: Robert Shaw
Watch: Polluce
Glasses: Dita “Flight”
Bracelets: CC Skye
Earrings: Goriana

Her Style: I rely on Courtnay Page, who owns two great boutiques (Therapy & EG Page) in California and one (Naturals) in Oregon, for recommendations. She has a great eye and knows my style. I’m most comfortable in my jeggings, a big boyfriend sweater, and Fiorentini & Baker boots. She takes my tom-boy style and gives it a feminine twist.”

Stefan Studer

Stefan Studer is an international photographer who hails from Switzerland and splits his time between New York and Los Angeles. Studer has captured supermodels and icons on camera from Gianfranco Ferre to Oliver Stone. His work has been featured in publications like Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, GQ, W Magazine, German Vogue, Rolling Stone, NY Times, LA Times Magazine, House Beautiful, and House & Garden.

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2 Responses to StyleMama: Heather Drake – The Closet Artist

  1. great idea! love to see other styles and ideas.

  2. Pingback: Stefan studer | Makemefabulous

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