What are some of your go-to pieces within your wardrobe and why?
I am always reaching for tailored wide-leg/relaxed pants and pairing them with a structured top like a corset. I also love layering my old JBrand leather pants under skirts and dresses with heels or boots. I love playing around with proportions and approaching outfits the same way you would design a room—mixing layers, texture, shapes, and eras together to create a visually intriguing ensemble.
What’s worth the splurge and why?
Anything by Christopher Esber. He’s a genius, in my opinion. Toteme. Wardrobe NYC. Pieces that are made with care and will last. I typically spend money on classic shoes and handbags that aren’t trend-driven, pieces that last beyond the season and can be paired with multiple outfits. My husband bought me the most beautiful pair of Toteme Chelsea boots for Christmas and that is a style/shape that will look good now and for years to come.
What’s your style of shopping and why?
Almost all of my shopping is done online. I can’t remember the last time I went into a store, actually. I am a huge fan of resale sites like eBay, Depop, The RealReal, and Vestiaire. I have all the apps and I’m constantly browsing for my favorite designers or archival pieces. I love the treasure hunt. Going down rabbit holes on resale sites and searching through Google images to find that one piece is like a drug for me. I have a list in my notes app called “things I want,” and I use it to write down names of specific pieces I want to eventually track down. It ranges from J Brubaker candlesticks to Celine pirate sandals. And I don’t always buy it when I find it either; it’s dependent on the price. It’s mostly the sleuthing to get there that I love!
What pieces are your go-tos from Pagerie for both you and pup, Cosmo, and how do you incorporate them into your wardrobe?
I love the matching Pagerie collars and wearing them together to the dog park. We always get comments from fellow dog owners — I mean, how could you not love a matching moment with your pup? Especially one that is so unexpected and such a stylish statement. I call Cosmo’s collar his necklace because it feels more like jewelry for dogs.
I also love how the Pagerie collection was designed with style and utility in mind. They are made with such beautiful quality and high-end design, but they work, they’re sturdy, they don’t break, and they can withstand the daily wear and tear, which is important when you have an active dog who loves to roll around in the grass and dirt.
The leather on the leash matches my Hiro bag seamlessly and feels like an extension of my look without even trying. It’s all very elevated yet effortless.
What does Cosmo’s daily uniform consist of and what is he most comfortable in?
I used to love dressing him up in pawlenciaga tees and LV, but as he’s matured (he’s 4 ½ now), it’s become harder and harder to put him in anything. He’s also a French bulldog and they’re an unusual shape so buying clothes without trying them on him hasn’t always turned out well. Now, he loves to be free with his Pagerie collar and leash.
How does fashion and your wardrobe make you feel?
Confident, sexy, and commanding.
What excites you most about the future of fashion?
A global awakening, understanding how closely fashion and agriculture are linked and making sure we take better care of the earth and farmers. But also, to better understand the process from plant to product, so we can eliminate/reduce waste, streamline outdated systems, and take better care of each other and the planet through a conscious approach.
Environment aside, I have definitely loved seeing the increase in diversity across race, gender, sexuality, disability, and more on runways and in campaigns. So, I hope it continues and we see more true inclusivity and representation in fashion.