An Illegal, Hot-Weather Style Tip From Town & Country's Sophie Pera

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2_SophiePeraSophie Pera, Fashion Market Editor, Town & Country

Does any editor out there have a better fashion pedigree than Town & Country's Sophie Pera? Splitting her youth between Paris and Milan, the beauty landed that oh-so-coveted assistant role for Dame Wintour herself, followed that up with an associate-fashion-editor gig at Vogue (you might remember her from The September Issue), and then moved on to her current T&C gig. Despite all those bold names and haughty positions, she's ridiculously down-to-earth, and her style is...well...maybe it's best if we let Pera explain.

My style in six words or less:
“Adam Ant meets Bob Mackie for Cher.”

My first major, big-ticket style purchase:
“Some of my best memories are of my mother and me in Paris, where we would meet once a year for a week of fun. One day we walked into Didier Ludot, a fantastic vintage store in the Palais Royal, and I found the most divine, vintage YSL black-lace-and-sequins dress. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever tried on, and she surprised me by getting it for me. I still have it, and I love to throw it on with a leather jacket and a pair of boots. It reminds me of her.”

My three favorite places to shop:
“New York Vintage, the Marché aux Puces in Paris, and Patricia Field.”

My style theme song:
“My undying love for sequins, leather, and men's shirts make for one ‘Bizarre Love Triangle.’”

I could never, ever part with:
“I love all my babies equally, but if something happened to my hat collection, I’d be heartbroken. I've been collecting them for so long. Each one reminds me of a place and a person.”

My boldest summer-only style move:
“Toplessness!”

Styled by Laura Pritchard, Hair by Bethany Brill, Makeup by Tiffany Patton

Chanel vintage pink-tweed jacket; Zara green destroyed short; Vintage black-suede, knee-high boot; Zara white tank; Borsalino vintage hat; Chanel vintage belt available at Depuis 1924.


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