How would you describe your style?
Colorful, comfortable, classic – it all depends on the day.
Who in your life has inspired you most?
My mother, who, even at 93, still loved new clothes and makeup.
What is your secret indulgence?
I get my eyebrows and lashes tinted. I guess my secret is out now!
Where is your favorite place to travel?
So far, Florence, but I have many places to try.
What is the best beauty advice you’ve ever received?
Never, ever sleep in your makeup.
What one clothing item is worth splurging for?
The elusive, perfect-fitting jean.
What is one fashion rule you always abide by?
If you really love it, buy
it in two colors.
What is one fashion rule that was made to be broken?
Fashionable equals uncomfortable.
Do you have a signature scent?
Allure by Chanel
How do you unwind?
A soak in the tub with a book and a glass of wine.
What are you most proud of?
I am proud of my career success, particularly since there are few women in my field.
How would you describe the decor of your house?
Eclectic –the art is mostly from my travels. Cluttered – there is always room for one more thing. Inviting – there is always room for visitors.
What’s your passion project or hobby?
I love to cook! I like to try something new by reading several recipes, and then combining all the best parts!
How has your style evolved over the years?
I came of age in the days of “The
Preppy Handbook”, but over the years, my style has become more daring (though I still rock a twin set every now and then!)
What’s your beauty routine?
I am obsessed with the latest products, so I diligently use the thing I bought last.
Do you have a signature accessory?
I can’t leave the house without the perfect jewelry to match my outfit.
What is your favorite Soft Surroundings product?
Gauzy cropped pants