Kristen Taekman

Kristen Taekman wearing Emma dress from Regina Oswald collection

Born in Farmington, Connecticut, Kristen began her modeling career at age 14 after being discovered by John Casablanca’s agency. She went on to work in New York before moving to Paris for several years, followed by Italy and Australia. Gracing the covers of some of the world’s most renowned fashion publications, Kristen has appeared in Australian VogueHarper’s Bazaar, and Glamour, as well as national campaigns for beauty brands such as L’Oréal and Clairol. The blonde beauty had been photographed by famed photographers including Antoine Verglas and Ben Watts. In addition to her work as a model and mom, Kristen possesses a keen business sense that led her to launch her own successful greeting card company called 2nd Street Press in 2009. On a personal note, after visiting Graceland as a teenager, Kristen developed a deep love for Elvis Presley that remains with her today. Not only does she take great pride in knowing the lyrics to all of his songs, she also shows her admiration by displaying a 4 by 5-foot portrait of “The King” in the hallway of her apartment. Kristen lives by the philosophy of "telling it like it is", because she has nothing to hide. Today Kristen lives in TriBeCa with her husband of 15 years Josh Taekman, co-founder of the natural energy supplement EBOOST, and their two children, 12-year-old Cash and 8-year-old Kingsley. Kristen has a  fashion/mommy blog called Last Night's Look. She has also teamed up with Ricky's NYC and started her own nail polish line called Pop of Color (@POCBeauty), made and sold in NYC! She stays in shape by keeping up with her children’s many school, social, and extracurricular activities along with her disciplined pursuit of pilates, JCORE fitness, and an EBOOST a day.

Q&A

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Insecurity! Its always a bummer when you meet an insecure person, always second seeing themselves, you are fabulous own it!

What is your current state of mind?
Eye of the tiger, can’t stop won’t stop! Back to school time for me is always my busiest, I am trying to get everything done before the homeschooling restarts!!

On what occasion do you lie?
When something is expensive I always play it down .. especially to my husband!! Shhhhhh

What is the quality you most like in a man?
Swagger - he has to have his own great personality and confidence!

What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Independence and Confidence!

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
ELVIS PRESLEY of course!

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