The business partners know a thing or two about quality when it comes to the products they admit into their style and beauty arsenals.
Cristina Palomo Nelson and Megan Papay
When Cristina Palomo Nelson and Megan Papay saw a void in the market for cool-yet-functional footwear, they launched Freda Salvador in 2012. “We focused on updating and modernizing classic styles like oxfords, loafers and jodhpur boots,” says Nelson of the line, which operates out of a Sausalito office and has a store on Fillmore Street. Although several new styles launch per year, their design approach has remained consistent. “It typically starts by having a conversation about what we are missing from our own closets,” says Papay, who names “pound-the-pavement functionality” as a driving force. “How can we feel cool and comfortable all day as our lives switch from business owners to busy moms? Our collection is always evolving.” Here, Nelson and Papay share their favorite style and skincare finds.
Cristina Palomo Nelson's Picks
“I live in this set with our James slipper. It’s my reward after a long day.” Lunya washable silk button-down pant set, lunya.co
“I love the pound-the-pavement wearability of a flat, lace-up boot. The silver grommet hardware makes it so unique.” Freda Salvador Ralf lace-up boot, fredasalvador.com
“I use this oil every night before I go to bed. It’s so nourishing and moisturizing and smells amazing.” Thomas Grove The Facial Oil, thomasgroveskin.com
Megan Papay's Picks
“The black onyx on this pendant promotes inner strength, self-mastery and grounding, and the white onyx enhances visions and dream experiences.” Harwell Godfrey The Visionary pendant, harwellgodfrey.com
“I love this dress layered with a heavy sweater, trench and our Emi boot in black croc for colder days.” Kamperett Mae dress, shopmcmullen.com; Freda Salvador Emi boot, fredasalvador.com
“I use this morning and night to relieve tension in my face and neck. It feels so good and has improved my skin.” Alder New York black obsidian facial roller, freedomapothecary.com