by Samantha Marcus Yanks | June 1, 2009 | Style & Beauty
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.
Rachel Paletsky and Julia Simon
Chelsea-based Édité Inc. is a progressive publicrelations showroom representing some of our absolute favorite lines: Caroline Hedaya, Lialia, Bionda Castana and more. Cofounders and fashion veterans Paletsky (LEFT) and Simon combined forces in 2006 and haven’t looked back since.
Shoes: Kirna Zabête
Furniture: Kreiss and Andrianna Shamaris
Bakery: Macaron Café and Mitchel London’s cupcakes
Restaurant: Scalinatella, La Esquina and Spur Tree
Bar: Rose Bar
Hair: Anthony Leonard Salon—Anthony Palermo for color and Leonard Zagami for cuts
Museums: The Whitney and PS1
Vintage and Good Finds: Housing Works Thrift Shops and Legacy
Neighborhood: West Village
Currently Reading: Le Montespan by Jean Teule
On Their iPods: Edith Piaf, Bénabar, the Killers, MGMT, the Smiths, Brazilian Girls, John Mayer, Vashti Bunyan, Björk, Coldplay
Best Coffee: Oren’s
FROM LEFT: 1970s Zebra X-base stool by Elizabeth Bauer; John Barlett; Red Wing shoe at Dave's New York.
A graduate of both Harvard University and the Fashion Institute of Technology, Bartlett started his eponymous line in 1992. He was the fi rst menswear designer to win the Perry Ellis Award for Best Newcomer, and was named Menswear Designer of the Year in 1997 by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Today, in addition to his own label, Bartlett is the creative director of the men’s division of Liz Claiborne, heading up a line called Claiborne by John Bartlett.
Clothing: John Bartlett!
Jewelry: Alexis Bittar
Shoes: Dave’s New York
Furniture: Elizabeth Bauer on Greenwich
Bakery: Bird Bath Neighborhood Green Bakery next to my shop
Restaurant: En Japanese brasserie
Bar: Galway Hooker
Neighborhood: The West Village, where I live
Taxi or Subway: Subway
Currently Reading: The Séance by John Harwood
Best Coffee: Jack’s Stir Brew
FROM LEFT: A painting of Mandelli by Andy Warhol; Cuff by Krizia; A Fall 2009 Krizia runway look; the High Line.
Mandelli has been a fashion power player since Krizia had its fi rst runway show in 1957. Her line has continued to redefi ne couture, juxtaposing seemingly opposing silhouettes and fabrics in innovative ways. Don’t miss Krizia’s new Madison Avenue outpost—a brighter, more modern version of the old space (the gorgeous collections, of course, have stayed the same).
Places: The Guggenheim Museum, Central Park and the new High Line
Restaurant: Nobu Fifty Seven
Neighborhood: Meatpacking District, or as they are now referring to it, Gansevoort Market
Store: Henri Bendel—we had our fi rst American fashion show there.
Things to Do: Go to museums, the theater, meet up with friends and attend art and cultural exhibitions
Can’t Live Without: A Krizia cashmere sweater and my favorite cuff bracelets
FROM LEFT: A Day in Paris timepiece by Van Cleef & Arpels; Fairmount Park Mona coat by Kate Spade; Deborah Lloyd.
Copresident and creative director of Kate Spade New York, Lloyd sees the fruits of her labor on the arms of the city’s most stylish citizens. Lloyd’s résumé includes high-profi le stints at Banana Republic and Burberry, not to mention a Master of Arts degree with distinction from the Royal College of Art in London. It seems a (chic) woman’s work is never done.
Clothing: Christian Dior (in my dreams!) and Kate Spade
Jewelry: Van Cleef & Arpels or vintage
Bakery: City Bakery and Sweet Melissa Pâtisserie in Brooklyn on the weekends
Restaurant: Indochine, Jolie in Brooklyn, Balthazar for lunch
Florist: I get roses from a stall at the greenmarket—locally grown roses that actually smell like roses!
Neighborhood: Chelsea/Meatpacking District and Boerum Hill in Brooklyn
Taxi or Subway: Depends on what shoes I’m wearing!
Currently Reading: Shocking Life by Elsa Schiaparelli
On Her iPod: Fleetwood Mac, Au Revoir Simone, Scissor Sisters, Madonna
Best Coffee: Blue Dog Cafe on 25th Street and the Victory Cafe in Brooklyn
photographs by Jerry L. Thompson (WHITNEY MUSEUM); Jonathan Flaum (THE HIGH LINE)