My personal style in three words… Unfussy, modern, polished.
My style muses are… Ali MacGraw, Jackie Onassis, Nan Kempner and Marianne Faithfull.
My repeat buy item is… A tailored jacket. It’s the most transformative piece in a woman’s wardrobe.
The item I can’t live without is… A wide-legged trouser or palazzo pant, preferably high-waisted to create the illusion of longer legs.
My favorite piece in my closet is… My Nicolas Ghesquière-era Balenciaga jacket with peplum and epaulettes.
My secret style tip is… Wearing one color creates a longer line.
If I could only wear one designer it would be… Prada.
You will never catch me wearing… A shift dress.
My wish list
“My signature style is best described as polished with a modern edge. Far from fussy or prim, tailoring gives me a kind of fortification. It creates a better shape, and is good in almost any situation, which makes it a kind of fail-safe; the power of a power suit.”
It’s about balance, or mixing rough with smooth. I prefer a tailored jacket with denim or with deconstructed elements. A peplum reworks proportions and makes your waist look smaller.”
I love a matching ensemble, but more for the purism of the continuous line. I opt for strong primary shades, worn as color blocking, or all one color.”
I don’t think I am necessarily classic, but I don’t buy clothes I can’t see myself wearing for at least five years, and I don’t buy clothes for one occasion. I’d rather spend more on elements that will work across all areas of my life.”