Born in the state of Texas where everything is bigger, Lyndsey Butler has grown into a designer for the stars. Butler’s line of leather clothing, VEDA, was born out of her constant travels and innate flair for design. Growing up, her family split their time between their home in Texas and their ranch in Argentina; and after graduating from NYU in 2005, she spent her time back and forth between NYC and Los Angeles. With all this moving, Butler wanted a clothing line that would embody her interpretation of her North and South American cowgirl roots. Thanks to her design of the perfect leather jacket, VEDA quickly gained popularity, now often seen on celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Katy Perry, and Cameron Diaz. VEDA can be found in stores like Intermix, Nordstrom, and Barneys New York, as well as at the VEDA boutique on the Lower East Side.
Where were you born ?
How long in New york:
West Village and Chinatown
Blue Ribbon Sushi
Best place for late night dining:
Caramel pudding at Joseph Leonard
Best place for a romantic date:
Bacaro on Tuesday night
Best Sunday brunch:
Bacaro on a Friday night
Best place for a power business meeting:
Jack’s Coffee on W 10th Street
All-around favorite spot in New york:
I love my apartment.
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
VEDA store, 132 Ludlow Street
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
My Aunt Marsha, who is a collector of the most fabulous vintage watches and jewelry.
The Spa at The Mandarin Oriental
Favorite Charity Event:
Anything in support of the environment.
Favorite Cultural Event:
Favorite Cultural Institution:
The Natural History Museum or the MET Opera
Best Aspect of New york:
I love that NYC combines the familiar neighborhood vibes of a small town with the energy and convenience of big city living.
Its not a steakhouse but I love the filet at Freeman’s.
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
I am sucker for a 20 minute shoulder massage at just about any nail salon in the city.
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Romeo at Delancy
The Marina Abramovic exhibit at the MOMA or the John Baldessari exhibit at the MET were both amazing last year.
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
The Green Market at Union Square