• Give a Gift
  • Customer Service
  • Promotions
  • Videos
  • Blogs
  • Win
  • Games

November 19, 2013

The Taste Makers

These days, well-dressed can describe both what you make out of a closet and inside a kitchen. As foodie-ism has come into fashion, the fashionable set has flocked to the world of food. Meet eight women making their way at the intersection of sustenance and style.

Share

Photo Credit: Courtesy of David Schulze

Special Offer

ANNIE NOVAK
30, BROOKLYN, NY

The Argo-Chick

WHAT SHE DOES: Cofounder and head farmer of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn, which grows produce for the borough's restaurants and residents; director of Growing Chefs, a nonprofit that educates New York City kids about farming and gardening; manager of the Edible Academy at the New York Botanical Garden.

DAILY UNIFORM: "Keds for Madewell. I used to farm in dresses, but given the number of insects that get up your skirt, now I wear jeans."

FASHION CRED: Novak grew up thumbing through the pages of fashion magazines, and her own quirky style has made national news. In 2010, The Huffington Post dubbed her "Cutest Organic Farmer," and in 2012, Madewell tapped her to model for an advertising campaign, in which she wore a pair of chevron trousers and proclaimed, "Pants really are a farm tool too."

FOOD FORAY: Her passion for sustainable agriculture was ignited while she was studying chocolate farming in Ghana at the University of Cape Coast, and her interest in ethical agriculture has since taken her to five continents. "It's much sexier to talk about the environment when you're eating good chocolate instead of asking people to hug trees," she says.

OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD: "We grow several thousand chili pepper plants on the rooftop farm, and every year I manage to get chili pepper oils in my eyes, nose, and unmentionables for weeks as we make hundreds of bottles of hot sauce."


Share
Connect with Marie Claire:
Advertisement
horoscopes
daily giveaway
One winner will receive year's supply of makeup products from Dior and a year's supply of hair products from Tresemmé as selected by the Sponsor. A total prize package of 485!

One winner will receive year's supply of makeup products from Dior and a year's supply of hair products from Tresemmé as selected by the Sponsor. A total prize package of 485!

enter now
You Know You Want More
More From Lifestyle & Celebrity
The 11 Best Halloween Films on Netflix

Whether you're in for a good scare or prefer to celebrate the holiday with a bit of levity, these are the essential Halloween films to stream on Netflix this week.

40 of the Most Insanely Adorable Celeb PDA Pics

Our favorite celebs cuddling, canoodling, and kidding around.

post a comment

Special Offer
Link Your Marie Claire Account to Facebook
Welcome!

Marie Claire already has an account with this email address. Link your account to use Facebook to sign in to Marie Claire. To insure we protect your account, please fill in your password below.

Forgot Password?

Thanks for Joining

Your information has been saved and an account has been created for you giving you full access to everything marieclaire.com and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your username and/or password or complete your profile, click here.

Continue
Your accounts are now linked

You now have full access to everything Marie Claire and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your settings or profile, click here.

Continue