Stylist, wardrobe designer, trend forecaster, designer confidant, contributor to Purple and L'Officiel...sounds like a brief for any stylish lady's ultimate dream job. And yes, Queens-born New Yorker Masha Orlov not only has such a resume, her chic and eclectic apartment proves it 10-fold. Having snapped Masha around town a few times—we love her no-nonsense approach to gritty glamour—we were more than delighted to have an invitation inside her pad and enviable closet. Read on for this City girl's dress-up manifesto.
Above, left: Outside her Upper West Side apartment in a silk Zac Posen dress, Sophia Kokosalaki sunglasses, and Christian Louboutin for Jeremy Scott heels. Above, right: In the living room, Masha wears a Junya Watanabe coat, a Pleasure Principle tie-dye dress , Report Signature patent heels, and a hat by Yazbukey. Enlarge Image
One word: Describe your style?
Masha riding her bike along the West Side Highway in a vintage Comme des Garçons chiffon blazer, Obesity & Speed tie-dye tunic dress, customized vintage Norma Kamali cowboy boots. Enlarge Image
Tell us your five key wardrobe pieces, things you find yourself wearing constantly?
"Kill City and Lip Service jeans from Trash & Vaudeville, vintage glasses, colored pearl and stone stud earrings, Obesity & Speed customized T-shirts, and lots of different kinds of jackets."
A collage on the fridge. Enlarge Image
What's your best cheap score of late?
"Definitely a vintage Gaultier motorcycle jacket from Tokio 7. Definite score."
In the kitchen, wearing a Mara Hoffman star print top and Obesity & Speed customized vintage jeans. Enlarge Image
If you had a style soul-mate, who would it be?
In the living room in a vintage Chanel jacket, Nicolas Andreas Taralis jeans, and customized vintage shoes. Enlarge Image
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