Whether you're the superstitious sort or believe that luck is what you make of it, there's something, well, charming about having a good luck charm-as these 10 celebrities prove. Read on to find all of the lucky charms that your favorite designers, actors, dancers, and even former Presidents keep close at hand (and sometimes foot!).
Diane von Furstenberg's Coin
Designer Diane von Furstenberg has become a fashion icon thanks to her impeccable taste, hard work, and maybe just a dash of luck, courtesy of her dad.
“My good luck charm is a gold coin my father gave to me...a 20-francs piece he wore in his shoe during the war, and he gave it to me when I was a little girl," she told Refinery29. "Now I tape it into my shoe for every fashion show.”
Barack Obama's Collection of Charms
There's no such thing as too much luck, at least not for President Barack Obama. "Ever since I started running for office, people started handing me things when I would speak to a crowd" he said in a White House interview. "Lucky charms, or keepsakes."
Naturally with such a wealth of good fortune he can't carry them all of the time, so instead, the former President has made a habit of selecting a few from his collection each day to keep in his pocket, including items like a rosary from Pope Francis, a poker ship from a biker in Iowa, and an Ethiopian Coptic cross.
Suzanne Farrell's Lucky Cat
Suzanne Farrell, famed ballerina and artistic director of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the Kennedy Center, used to get a little dose of luck on the road courtesy of a papier-mâché cat with a missing ear, according to The Ballet Cook Book, a fascinating collection of ballet lore by New York City Ballet principal dancer Tanaquil Le Clercq.
Simone Biles's Saintly Figurine
The four Olympic gold medals on her mantle aren't the only metal bringing gymnast Simone Biles luck. Though she doesn't consider herself superstitious, when you're competing against the best in the world, every little bit helps.
"I have a St. Sebastian-he's the Patron Saint of Athletes-so on trips I'll bring him with me," she said before the Rio Olympics. "He's like a little metal figurine."
Ann Yee's Feng Shui Necklace
To keep the future looking bright, fashion designer Ann Yee relies on a very special jade necklace.
"My parents are strong believers in Feng Shui so they brought me to see renowned Feng Shui Master Tin Sun," she explained. "They bought the necklace for me after he advised that it would be good for my future and provide protection and positive energy."
Heidi Klum's Baby Teeth
Model and designer Heidi Klum has become a household name for her sultry smile (and flawless face, and spectacular body, of course.) Maybe all the success has something to do with her personal lucky charm-a bag of her own baby teeth.
"I don’t, like, advertise it," she tole Entertainment Weekly. "I did show somebody once and it fell under the seat and the flight attendant came over and he’s like, 'Can I help you?' and I was like, 'Yeah, I’m just looking for my teeth.' And he’s like, 'Oh.' I had to find it-it’s not good luck if I leave the tooth on the plane."
The Snyder Sisters's Maternal Momento
The creative duo behind the cult-favorite Dannijo jewelry brand, Danielle and Jodie Snyder, have family on their side. Not only are the two sisters, their lucky charm brings some maternal love to their travels.
“We have a framed picture of our mom from her high school yearbook," they told Huffington Post. "We take it to every trade show for good luck. It’s pretty much made it around the world.
Hilary Duff's Grandmother's Pin
Family heirlooms have a special kind of luck all their own. For actress Hilary Duff, the magic comes from a dragonfly pin that was given to her by her grandmother.
“I actually wore [it] on my wedding dress when I got married,” she told Racked. “It’s one of my most prized possessions.”
Courtney Celeste Spears's Ring
Dancer Courtney Celeste Spears, a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, looks to a silver David Yurman ring, a gift from her mother, to keep her going.
“When I don’t have it on, it’s weird seeing the world without [my mom] with me,” she told the New York Post. “I would say it’s good luck. It reminds me of the love she has for me. It’s a sense of comfort."
Tory Burch's Family Tradition
When it comes to travel insurance, fashion designer Tory Burch gets a boost with a piece of red ribbon, a tradition that was reportedly passed down to the design star from her great-grandmother.
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