+  Edited and photographed by Iké Udé, author of Style File. Selected as one of Vanity Fair’s 2009, 2012 and 2015 International Best Dressed Originals.  +

soigné to the hilt and lovely so!




Age: over 35


Astrological Sign: Pisces


Profession: EUS Museum administrator by day; vintage swing dancer by night


Residence: New York City


Favorite color: Blue, green


Favorite Fashion Designer: the past: Lucien Lelong; contemporary: Carolina Herrera


Favorite Shoe/Accessories Designer: Remix Vintage Shoes, Los Angeles)


Favorite Parfum: Pure Turquoise, Ralph Lauren; Eau d’Hadrian, Annick Goutal


Favorite Stylish Film: The Philadelphia story, Roberta, Follow the Fleet


Favorite Hangout: Flea market


Favorite Place/s: Louis Armstrong House Museum, NYC; The Dennis Severs House, London; anywhere within ocean-sniffing range up in Rockport/Gloucester, MA; Haight Street, San Francisco; Governors Island during the annual Jazz Age Lawn Parties each summer….


Favorite Cocktail: Pims Cup


Who is your style icon? Katherine Hepburn

What item of clothing would you rather starve for? A well-shaped, genuine, hand-knit 1930s cardigan



What is your overall impression of how people dress in general? Without a sense of personal expression…and a poor sense of proportion.



And what do you recommend that they do otherwise? Be yourself—say something with how you dress.  And, if you can’t do that, don’t let your clothes wear you…be aware of your own shape and how to carry something off, original or not.

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2 Responses to soigné to the hilt and lovely so!

  1. Tricia S says:

    most stylish, best retro, never seen anyone do vintage like heidi!

  2. ghurron briscoe says:

    Ms. Heidi Rosenau is vibrant as a lilac flower? -Dandy ghurron

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