I’m a vintage lover. I think my love for vintage stems from the idea that I love to dress differently. It’s easy to know that you’re going to be the only one to walk into a room in your unique outfit when you can’t hail a cab to Saks and buy a dress off the rack. I love to be different.
When I leave the house for a meeting or if I am doing makeup on set, I love to wear things that bring out more of my eccentric side. I kind of like giving life to my alter ego — that’s when the orange crushed velvet comes out.
With vintage clothes, you’re borrowing someone’s piece of history. Besides the fact that vintage items are so unique and usually not mass produced, the environmental component is such a positive. Vintage items are pre-existing and don’t create new waste — therefore are the most sustainable type of clothing in my book!
I feel like I spent my 20s into my 30s in heels, dressed up and in the latest trends and designers, and now I’m dressing in a more practical and laid-back way for my lifestyle. How I dress now is all about comfort and ease.
Mine is a classic Italian lady look: V-neck wool and cashmere sweaters (TSE, Uniqlo) worn with tank tops I buy by the dozen in open-air Italian markets and slim black pants and jeans (Old Navy, Zadig & Voltaire), and fitted dresses in dark solids or bold patterns.
I am really into matching sweat suits. There is a new line that just launched called Madeline Thompson— I’m a big fan and have been wearing these daily because I can dress them up or down depending on where my day takes me.
First and foremost, I love Who What Wear Collection, which is available at Target. I have the privilege of getting to help design it, so I'm obviously biased, but there are so many amazing, affordable, on-trend pieces.
If I’m being honest, my most favorite way to dress is in this order: Shoes, Pajamas, Sweats, Summer Weekend Wear, Casual Dinner Wear / Work Wear and Dressy Dressy. So, I’ll give you my faves in that order, too.
I have been collecting vintage T-shirts since I was 17, so now I’ve got THE BEST collection. Concert Ts, Tie Dye Ts, Band Ts, Funny T’s, Air Brushed T’s, Hand Painted T’s, Biker Ones, Car Ones, Ripped Ones and Cropped Ones — you name it, I have it. And for the last 10 years I've been collecting for my husband, so now I’ve got big ones and small ones too!
This passion led to the creation of my company, STLR Aesthetics, a minimalistic, functional, fashion forward clothing brand built for people who live dynamic lifestyles. It's my uniform for life, and it's literally all I wear.
One of my favorite ARZEE Denim Jackets right now is the “Love thy Neighbor” design. We try to send messages through fashion on these limited edition denim jackets. It’s literally like wearing your heart on your sleeve.
Polly Wales is an English designer now living in downtown LA who makes the best rainbow jewelry you have ever seen. Using recycled gold and conflict gems — my obsession runs deep. Her rainbow skull ring is now on my most wanted list.
Living in New York City as a floral and event designer means I take lots of meetings all over town. My preferred method of transport is my vintage bike. It’s an oldie but a goodie with a weathered wicker basket in the front. If I ever upgraded, this Tokyo Bike would be my first choice. It’s classic and sporty but comfortable and lightweight.
Maison Margiela split toe ankle boots are forever my favorite boot. I wear them year round with dresses, pants, pajamas. Basically I wear them with anything. I am completely in love with how severely modern, yet timeless they are.
I tend to wear a lot of our own products. At least four times a week I'lll be in a different colorway of our yoga line, Nadi X. I wear them to meetings as well as class (don't worry — I shower and change in between!).
I really use my clothes. If I love it, I truly wear it, and I believe in using your most luxurious items. Nothing feels better than wearing something unexpected in the morning or knowing that your casual hoodie is cashmere.
I never take my pineapple off — it has special meaning for me. It's a symbol of hospitality, a symbol of my home Australian state of Queensland (we even have a giant pineapple!), its kitsch and tropical, and also represents the local saying piña para la niña (pineapple for the little girl) embodying my personal philosophy of living with a childlike wonder for the world and everything in it.
I curate pieces that are made by the designers themselves, as opposed to an entire team. I really try to avoid the "trend" mentality, and look for pieces that I think have a voice, vision and real style.
Rallier is inspired by modern uniform dressing - the pieces explore the tension between uniformity and individuality by mixing the heritage of archetypal dress codes with a feminine spirit of ease. For every piece sold, school uniforms are sourced from regions plagued by gender inequality and given to local schoolgirls. Also, everything is made entirely in New York.
We just launched a reinvention of the AP Royal Oak in my signature gold finish. The whole project was a dream as the original had been my favourite for many years. The new one has kept every detail that made Genta’s design a masterpiece, but elevating it to become a sparkling new icon.
Kavita who runs the IOU Project is one of my most favorite people in the whole world. The concept behind her design — employing the best artisans in the world, from those who weave to those who sew, is admirable.
The entire ethos behind my collection is that true luxury is you doing you. I just launched the selfie bags, which are the more perfect iteration of this idea: Each bag is one of a kind and are made in collaboration with Angelica Hicks. You send in your selfie, she sketches it, and I turn it into a python clutch. A walking portrait.
I am constantly inspired by the fashion that surrounds me - most specifically, Parisian women and their ability to make everything they wear both effortless and chic. This was one of the reasons I started Chatelles - to give women access to effortless style in the form of beautiful and comfortable footwear.
My collections are very much resort and Dolce Vita-inspired. I love the timeless shape of the caftan. The caftan embodies elegance. It holds allure, beauty and mystery and can be worn absolutely anywhere....from resort to beach to dinner. Our 2017 collection explores the glamorous roots of resort wear with a muted palette of silver and nude, and hints of platinum and gold metallic sparkle.
If you're anything like me, you ate a lot over the holidays. Actually, if you're a human being you ate a lot over the holidays. And while I am now in the throes of a major detox, I am still very much in a committed relationship with my "street" leggings and oversized sweaters. So I thought I'd share what I'm currently loving (and wearing) and likely will continue to wear until I can get my addiction to food under control.
My favorite shopping website is TheDreslyn.com – they do such an incredible job of curating a great selection of designers, while remaining true to who they are and keeping a beautiful and timeless aesthetic.
Obviously shopping is our favorite! When we go on our buying appointments in NYC and Paris it's like shopping with your best friend — we have the most fun trying everything on and getting to see the newest trends and discovering new brands.
We cannot pull ourselves away from food, so that’s why for our fashion pick we choose Dover Street Market as it has the ever-present Rose Bakery inside — a hidden gem of a restaurant located on the ground floor of this high-concept store dedicated to high fashion.