From books to baseball, fashion-forward locals dish on their picks for the season.
by Samantha Marcus Yanks
FROM LEFT: Wendy Svarre; Sfoglia; Hunter boot.
An Upper East Sider and native New Yorker, Svarre has had a long career in fashion, having worked at Barneys New York, Chanel and Giorgio Armani. She’s currently president of Hunter Boot USA, where she continues to oversee the rise of those chic, colorful Wellies that are so ubiquitous on rainy days in the city.
Clothing: Bergdorf Goodman, Net-a-porter.com and Jeffrey
Shoes: Hunter boots!
Bakery: Sant Ambroeus
Bar: Café Carlyle
Museum: The Met
Taxi or Subway: Taxi
Yankees or Mets: Yankees
Currently Reading: Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
On Her iPod: Etta James, Diana Krall, Rod Stewart, Frank Sinatra and Bob Marley
Best Coffee: Via Quadronno
FROM LEFT: Dani Stahl; Nylon for Nike Sportswear sneakers; Miu Miu bag.
Not only does she act as style director for Nylon magazine, this modern-day Renaissance woman also moonlights as a designer for the jewelry line Lia Sophia. And (as if she needed more to add to her repertoire) Stahl played a key role in the recent collaboration between Nylon and Nike Sportswear, resulting in a crop of colorful kicks.
Clothing: Barneys New York and Bergdorf Goodman and Miu Miu and Charlotte Ronson boutiques
Jewelry: I love jewelry! There are so many fantastic places to fi nd jewels in NYC, ranging from very high-end down to Girl Props. And, of course, there’s always Lia Sophia.
Shoes: Christian Louboutin or Roger Vivier. And I can’t live without the Prada shoe of the season.
Bar: Merc Bar is like my Cheers after work. My family loves to go to Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle.
Currently Reading: I am determined to finally read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
On Her iPod: The Sounds, the Bravery, Gossip and Depeche Mode. There’s always some Britney Spears in the rotation, too.
FROM LEFT: A Spring look from Caroline Hedaya; shoes by Bionda Castana; Rachel Paletsky and Julia Simon; The Whitney Museum.
photographs by Jerry L. Thompson (WHITNEY MUSEUM); Jonathan Flaum (THE HIGH LINE)