Enlarge Image In the courtyard of her building, Binki wears a Eugenia Kim hat, Helmut Lang jacket, 3.1 Phillip Lim top, vintage skirt from Wasteland in L.A., vintage black ankle boots, and a ring by Meghan Farrell.
Binki Shapiro has a name destined for stardom. A member of beachy band Little Joy, Binki is a master of no short of a zillion different instruments, is a muse to both musicians (Beck) and designers (Phillip Lim), and started a charity which has raised over $50K to aid Haitians. The lovely lass shares her Union Square pad with boyfriend and bandmate Fabrizio Moretti (also of The Strokes), where she played hostess to our team one lazy afternoon. She shares her space (and mindspace!) with us, right after the break.
Enlarge Image "Oh my god, Weather Report. Fab listened to that on loop recently over and over and over... That cover is so ridiculous! It should be titled, 'Dr. Jones takes the City by Storm.' That commemorative plate was done in Rio atop the Pão de Açúcar when we did our music video for 'The Next Time Around.' We had such a weird time that day...it was so fun. Makes me miss Brazil."
What are the five key pieces you find yourself wearing constantly?
"My new Isabel Marant tweed jacket, my wrap-around snake ring by Skova, my silver Cross-King ring by Meghan Farrell, my Margiela ankle boots, and my favorite soft and cozy T-shirts by Cavern!"
Enlarge Image In the dining room, Binki wears a vintage shortsuit and black Margiela ankle boots. Fab and Binki shipped the table out from Los Angeles. It was the table they sat around when they recorded their Little Joy demos. It has old cigarette burns on nearly every edge. In the background are framed blueprints by Fab's father Stefano from 1956 when he was studying to be a nuclear engineer.
What's your secret style weapon?
"YSL liquid eyeliner. If ever my hair is dirty or I just feel yuck, I throw that on and instantly feel as close to Sophia Loren as I ever will."
Enlarge Image Binki and Fab's friend and family photos mixed with Fab's artwork (top right and top left, both in light wood frames). "I am obsessed with Fab's artwork and am constantly framing doodles and drawings of his I find laying around the house."
Tell us your ideal song for...
Getting ready for a night out: "'Pussycat' by Missy Elliot."
A road trip: "'In the Morning' by Nina Simone."
A rainy day at home: "'Who Loves the Sun' by The Velvet Underground."
Enlarge Image "We had that little framed canvas laying around and Fab drew that on there and set it by my bed. Very sweet."
Fabrizio is such a stylish guy—do you ever steal clothes from him?
"I only steal clothes BACK from him! When Fab and I first started dating I would loan him shirts when he would stay over... I think he thought they were gifts."
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