Name: Kimberly Goodwin
Location: New York City
Job: Founder/Designer, Snapping Turtle Kids, Inc.
Motto: Everything happens for a reason, just have faith.
How would you describe your personal style?
I love classic pieces but like to put my own twist on it with unique accessories and jewelry. My favorite thing to do is to hunt for vintage jewelry at the antique market in New York City. I love discovering that one item you just can’t live without!
If you could pick 3 fashion must-haves for every woman, what would they be?
- A great statement necklace that could dress up any outfit
- A fabulous pair of heels
- The perfect fitting jean
Tell us a unique fact that very few people know about you!
You would never know it if you met me but I actually went to Culver Summer Camp which is the summer camp to Culver Military Academy in Culver, IN. I LOVED it. I started going when I was a nine and was the first female Regimental Commander at the camp which was a big deal. I learned how to make my bed with “square corners”; we had daily cabin inspections and marched in a parade every Sunday. Aside from the military aspect, it was such an unbelievable learning experience, I learned how to ice skate, sail, and water ski. To this day I still think of Culver as one of my favorite places.
We love your line Snapping Turtle Kids. Please tell us more about it!
I was on maternity leave from Lucky Magazine and we were having a family day at the beach in Nantucket. I thought I was prepared having packed everything but sure enough after about 30 minutes she needed a diaper change. I realized very quickly how hard it was to take off a wet suit, change a messy diaper and then put back on a wet suit on a crying infant. It was a nightmare. At that point I decided I was going to search for swimsuits with snaps and didn’t have any luck so I decided that I would start my own line as I really saw a need in the marketplace for this product.
What 3 beauty products can you not live without?
- Cetaphil moisturizer
- Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder with SPF 20
- Lavanila Vanilla/Grapefruit deodorant- it is fantastic and doesn’t contain aluminum
- Lip gloss—anything light and pinkish … Sorry that’s four!
What does your daily sun protection and anti-aging regimen consist of? Any occasional splurges or secrets to share?
In the winter I use Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer with SPF 15 under my powder that also has an SPF of 20. In the spring/summer I use Alba SPF 40 sunscreen that doesn’t feel thick and greasy as a base under my tinted moisturizer. At night I like to use an anti-wrinkle cream for my eyes called Celfix that my dermatologist recommended. As for splurges – I love to treat myself to facials every couple of months. My skin is really sensitive so I bought the Clarisonic brush and use that to exfoliate 3 times a week. I think it really works!
What’s your ‘must-have’ item in the Mott 50 collection? And how would you accessorize it?
I love the Connolly Wrap Dress in royal blue. It looks amazing with a chunky statement necklace and a great pair of wedge heels.