See Christene Barberich’s Favorite Works From Artnet Galleries
The co-founder and editor-in-chief of Refinery29 offers some inspiration and shares some of her favorite things.
Christene Barberich puts an artful spin on every project she touches. The co-founder and editor-in-chief of Refinery29, the wildly popular fashion and lifestyle website, has been described as a lifelong lover of textiles, history, and art, and her knowledge comes through in all of her projects, both professional and personal. Anni Albers, Edith Heath, and Georgia O’Keeffe are just a few of the artists she cited as inspiration for the furniture collection she released last year with The Inside, and her Brooklyn apartment features dedicated wall space reserved for “an ever-changing arrangement of artwork.”
Since founding Refinery29, Barberich has also worked as a brand and content consultant with a myriad of fashion labels—and her deep appreciation for art has no doubt informed her collaborations—and enviable personal style. We asked Barberich to share what’s inspiring her these days, from her favorite picks available in Artnet Galleries right now to her preferred party favor.
Christene’s Favorite Things
Go-to Dinner Party Menu: Vietnamese noodles and dumplings made on my birthday by my dear friend Eden, followed by classic cheesecake.
Place to Grocery Shop: Perelandra in Brooklyn Heights or any farmer’s market.
Podcast: Fresh Air.
Objectively Best Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate peanut butter. With extra peanut butter.
Way to Spend a Friday Night: Playing with my daughter before bedtime, having some Prosecco with takeout sushi, and catching up on Succession with my husband. Heaven.
Museum: The Neue Galerie in New York or the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
Party Favor: Tiny drawings or pieces of art to frame.
Shoes to Wear While Gallery Hopping: Birkenstocks.
Emoji: The Toothy Guy.
Christene’s Gallery Picks
My style is serious in that it has intention, but it’s also a bit emotional/nostalgic, too, in that it’s hard to predict sometimes what’s going to feel right or what vibe I might be longing for. I would say it’s evenly balanced between new and vintage, menswear and grandma. I’m not a provocative dresser but I do like provocative pieces.
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Vivien in Black Hat
Find your own favorites by browsing Artnet Galleries and finding the next addition to your collection.
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