I believe fashion is aspirational. It addresses the notion that society is always evolving and satisfies a need for people to participate in whatever it is that is current â€“ and sometimes even transforming.
How do you describe your style?
Frenetic and somewhat random â€“ much like me. I like that I donâ€™t think too much about what I put on in the morning, or where it lands in the evening. My fashion security comes from years of giving things to Goodwill. Iâ€™m confident in and content with what remains.
What are your favorite pieces?
I tend to gravitate toward most anything in my closet that is ETRO or classic Gucci. My standby favorite is a 25-year-old Princeton sweatshirt. My most coveted piece is a long white raw wool coat with a green silk lining and a thick fox collar that I picked up in Sienna, Italy; that a) Iâ€™ve never worn, and b) that I couldnâ€™t even get buttoned.
Where is your favorite place to shop?
Having recently moved back from L.A., I havenâ€™t yet determined what shops locally satisfy my style, though I traditionally go for smaller shops with unique inventory. Iâ€™m a big fan of wearing things forever: my closet is full, and sorting through it can be as painful as a midnight madness sale at Barneyâ€™s.
Some of the most fashionable people I know havenâ€™t augmented their wardrobes in years. I reference the late Laurice Samuels who wore vintage Burberry like it was retrieved yesterday from its Westminster showroom. â€œThis old thing,â€ she said, referencing the street-length tartan cape she selected for one rainy trip to Keeneland. â€œI canâ€™t recall when I got it,â€ she said, â€œbut I know it would cost a lot more today and not have near the stories.â€