Manhattan's Best from Trusted, and Stylish, Sources
By Samantha Yanks
FROM LEFT: Dress by Thakoon; Jessica Joffe; Shoe by Derek Lam
NYC-based model and writer Joffe is a front-row fixture at Fashion Week and a modern style icon. One part hippie and plenty of hip, we love how she consistently weaves her unique boho spin into chic dressing for any event.
Designers: Thakoon, Scott Sternberg, Gaby Basora, Richard Chai and Katy Rodriguez
Shoes: Derek Lam and Converse
Jewelry: David Yurman, Philip Crangi and Fenton
Can’t live without: Made in Heaven jeans and Tucker blouses
Personal style: Carefully artless
Holiday wish list: I’m still waiting for a Falabella from my wish list five years ago. If that’s too complicated, a miniature Vietnamese potbellied pig will just as well.
To give this season: I can’t say what gifts I’m giving! I don’t want to build expectations unnecessarily.
FROM LEFT: J. Crew cashmere sweaters; Frank Muytjens; Timex watches at J. Crew
As the VP of men’s design at J.Crew, Muytjens mixes vintage aesthetics with contemporary looks. Prior to this, he spent eight years as design director of outerwear at Polo Ralph Lauren. With a résumé like this, it’s no surprise that Muytjens is so highly regarded in the fashion industry.
Music: Second Hand Rose Music for vintage ’80s records
Personal style: I try to put different worlds together in one outfit, like pairing white vintage painter pants with new wingtips, or a frayed denim shirt with a navy suit. Disheveled is good, but it has to look effortless.
NYC inspiration: The energy, the cultural possibilities, and how one part of the city can feel totally different from the next
Can’t live without: My Levis XX
Holiday wish list: A pair of Danner hiking boots, The Smiths singles box set, a vintage corkscrew for my collection, Mister Freedom waxed-cotton motorcycle jacket and a J.Crew rugged twill weekend bag
To give this season: J.Crew cashmere sweaters and socks, a sterling silver tie bar, J.Crew and Rogues Gallery graphic tees and a J.Crew and Timex watch
PHOTOGRAPH BY BILLY FARREL/PATRICKMCMULLAN.COM (JOFFE)