Is Barbara Adler a model-slash-designer or more of a designer-slash-model? Regardless, whenever the hyphenated Angeleno isn't working her magic in front of the camera, she usually can be found putting in long days on her eponymous line of jewelry. Currently, her Cali-casual chic collection features a bumper crop of really cute & diamond-festooned monkeys & bananas. Bananas also loom large in her personal life as the wife of music industry exec Cisco Adler of Bananabeat Records.
Modeling & designing...how do you do juggle both?
It's not easy and it's 24/7. I'm either working 10 hours on set or working on my jewelry line 10-12 hours. I don't know what to expect day to day. I keep a schedule and check off everything from my list day to day to keep organized; fortunately, I love challenges and multitasking. My friends call me Superwoman.
Skydiving in Mexico. Stepping off the train into Paris. Watching the sunrise in Hawaii. Riding on a speedboat at sunset from one island to another in Palau. Meeting my husband in New York.
Please tell us your favorite...
...local place to eat? Sugarfish. It's simple, affordable & delicious.
...boutique? Fred Segal.
...L.A. based designer? Jeremy Scott
...jewelry designer? Loree Rodkin
...model? Kate Moss
...go-to beauty product? Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
At night before I go to sleep, I make sure I wash all my makeup off. But mostly I focus on maintaining my skin from the inside by drinking a lot of water and eating clean, especially whenever I get booked on a big beauty photoshoot.
And lastly, can you dish on what we can look forward to with your new jewelry collection?Old Hollywood. It's a surprise!
- interview by Kelly Croteau
About Kelly: She recently interviewed Hollywood stylist Anya Sarre as well as fashion insider Laurie Pike of mystyle.com for Fashiontribes. Her work has also appeared in Ask Miss A, Project Lena & Malibu Magazine. She recently interviewed Pose co-founder Alisa Gould-Simon, one of Refinery29's Top 30 Under 30.