The Australian-born stylist makes the case for all-black dressing by day
How she puts her look together:
I like to try to approach dressing with as little thought as possible – in the fact that I try to always make sure that when I leave the house, I am wearing something that feels like “me”. I worked with Alexa Chung recently and every time she tried something on she would gauge whether or not it felt “Chungy”. I love it when I find something from a new season that feels like I have owned it for a few years – I have a hard time with anything too fashion-y; it’s just not my style. I am too petite and more interested in being able to run around town for meetings than fuss over shoes or skirts or things that aren’t appropriate for the moment.
Her top tips for all-black dressing:
1. I love to wear black statement jackets by day, whether it be a tuxedo jacket or pea coat, teamed with something a little messed up – my hair, a smudged eye or lip – and I recommend wearing beautiful fine jewellery.
2. To pare it down, try a flat brogue in patent or high polished leather. I think it’s best to then opt for a slightly cropped pant and a longline jacket, and finish with a white crew neck T-shirt and pushed-up sleeves.
3. A trick is to always ensure the little details work for your body type and style, whether that’s via your jewellery, a signature lip or hairstyle. Experiment with the shirt underneath – wear it untucked, button it all the way up, or add a chic thin silk scarf at the neck. These little personal touches make it all about you.
Her favourite dressed-up destinations in New York
The Lincoln Center to see the ballet or opera.
10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York.
Tel: +1 212-875-5456
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, New York.
Tel: +1 212-535-7710
The Carlyle Hotel
35 E 76th St, New York.
Tel: +1 212-744-1600
Dinner at Indochine.
430 Lafayette St, New York.
Tel: +1 212-505-5111