What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
A star design blazer, shirt and pants all by Joe Fresh
A red/white striped sweater by Prada
White rubber shoes by Native
A silver and black diamond ring by David Yurman
A bold multi-colored polka dot tote bag by Jack Spade
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I was in a rather patriotic mood when I composed this homage to Americana-ism…I wanted to look crisp, modern and patriotic without looking red-neck, or tacky by wearing an American flag anywhere on my person…..I think it worked, but then posing in that rustic, old fashioned staircase in The Lion Restaurant added to an authenticity of composition and theme….
Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
This outfit was actually premeditated…in a spontaneous situation….if that makes any sense.
On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
9…I actually LOVE the way I look in this outfit….
What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
The theme of this outfit was stars and stripes, if you hadn’t already deduced that….I wanted to look Hamptons preppie, in a Jill Sander way….
How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
Probably at some smart 4th of July party in Southampton this coming summer…or possibly at a fab party that I’ll be attending with my bf Ben, for my longtime friend Dietrich and his gorgeous wife Carolin, in Marrakech this coming March….
There is perhaps a spiritual, emotional, intellectual or psychological aspect to the what/how we dress. What is your personal experience in relation to this outfit?
JOY AND PATRIOTISM and the fact that I love who I am, what I do, that I live in America and am allowed to express myself in such a bold, but playfully dignified manner…