Alexandra M. | Sea Cliff, NY

By on June 24, 2014, in My Style Profiles, Soft Surroundings

alexandramTwenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do…

What three words best describe your style?

Classic, sophisticated and preppy.

My idea of a perfect day…?

As a writer, I especially enjoy bringing my laptop to the beach so that I can work on my projects with the ocean as a backdrop.

Who has most inspired your fashion sense?

As a petite woman, I’ve always admired Susan Lucci’s style. Whether being herself or playing her signature role of Erica Kane, Ms. Lucci is ever elegant and impeccably dressed.

What one fashion rule do you always abide by?

Dress for the season.

The biggest fashion faux pas (mistake) I ever made was…

A too-tight perm. It was the 1980s.

What article of clothing is at the top of your shopping list?

Cashmere sweaters.

Describe what’s in your travel beauty bag.

Sunscreen with varying SPFs, gel moisturizer, lip gloss, bronzer, and nail polish in a bright coral.

The best beauty advice I ever received was…

To treat my skin very gently.

Name your signature scent.

Sicily. In homage to half of my heritage.

How do you unwind?

By taking a walk through a cemetery. They are, in a sense, outdoor museums and reading the inscriptions is thought-provoking. Nor, can the serenity be beat.

Where is your favorite place to travel?

Anywhere there is a beach.

Do you have a passion project or hobby?

I photograph cemetery statuary and mausoleums. This exquisite mortuary architecture is a lost art.

Describe the most memorable gift you’ve ever received.

A full-length shearling coat, which was a birthday gift from the special man in my life. It sure did keep me warm this winter.

How has your style evolved over the years?

I’ve learned to better accessorize.

One item I never leave the house without…


Quote to live by?

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

What is your favorite Soft Surroundings product?Silk Cashmere Robe

The Silk Cashmere Robe. It’s beautiful in every color.

  • Soft Surroundings

    Dear Rebecca,

    It’s great to hear from you! We love to hear store recommendations–your suggestion has been forwarded to our Retail Development team. We are growing so keep an eye on our store map page!

    Soft Surroundings

  • rebecca

    i love your store and catalog merchandise. i recently shopped at the woodlands,texas.i think you guys should come to baybrook mall in clear lake,texas.its a thriving mall and i would love to work for you,as i live nearby!this mall has high volume,and is expanding soon. hmm, maybe you could move right in where coldwater creek, a stodgy old store used to your stuff! sincerely,rebecca james

  • Carol

    Hello Alexandra,
    Just a note to say I love my new 100% raw silk drapes I recently purchased from Soft Surroundings. The drapes shout elegance – absolutely what I have been looking for. I plan to try your clothing line as I now have confidence the quality will match or exceed my expectations.

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