How would you describe your personal style?
My style is very “New England”. But not the preppy New England. I grew up in Maine and Vermont, which is a bit more rugged. Form follows function for me. I dress for my lifestyle and for my day. I appreciate well made things, so you won’t find me following a dime a dozen trend. I am willing to spend more on quality products, and have less in my closet as a result. I’m the one wearing 7 variations of practically the same thing throughout the week. Lots of button front shirts, striped tops, denim, leather boots. And usually a scarf, I own a lot of scarves.
What is your most cherished item?
My most cherished item is a bracelet my older brother made me. He passed away unexpectedly when he was 19 and it was the last thing he gave me. The bracelet is a leather cuff and he stitched beading into it. Really beautiful.
Where is your favorite place to dine?
Our local spot is Area Four in Kendall Square, Cambridge. My good friends own it so eating brunch or dinner there always turns into a great time with friends. It doesn’t hurt that the menu is epically delicious and they serve the best Dark n’ Stormy I’ve ever had.
What is the best advice you’ve received from your parents?
Both my mum and dad have loads of amazing advice. I’m very lucky to have them as parents. They were always incredibly loving and supportive of us kids. I think the sum of their advice would be to love yourself, love your family and friends, and accept the love you deserve from others.
What are you extremely passionate about?
I’m very passionate about drawing. Art sort of runs in our family. I have always worked with charcoal, pen, or graphite – my sister is the painter, and a good one at that. I have to find the time to fit my art into my daily life or else I get cranky. I would love to illustrate a book. That’s my next goal.
What lady do you think embodies pure elegance and style?
I think my ultimate style icons that I believe embody elegance, style, and whimsy (I’m adding the last one because it’s more me!) are Lauren Hutton, Katharine Hepburn, and Catherine Deneuve. I could go on of course, but I’ll cap myself there
What do you consider a staple in a lady’s wardrobe?
I would have to say denim that you love the way you look in (and are comfortable), a crisp white button front shirt, fantastically made shoes, and a killer black dress. I know, typical. But there’s a reason – don’t fix what isn’t broke!