How Laurel Pantin Mixes H&M With Tom Ford — & Nails It

The folks over at The Coveteur love playing to our voyeuristic side, and each week, the OG closet invaders will let us peek into the designer-laden digs of their — and our! — favorite tastemakers. Just one warning: The lust-worthy displays may cause an undying impulse to hang your jewels on your kitchen sink’s faucet. Now, let the swooning begin!
“If I go out and someone wonders, ‘WTF is that creepy little boy doing at the tents and where is his mom?’ then I done good,” Lucky's Laurel Pantin told us.
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It's hard to be creeped out by Pantin. In fact, upon seeing her in the flesh, her striking pale dewy skin, giant doe eyes, and bleached blonde pixie cut (she dyes it herself!) is more likely to take your breath away than send you running in the opposite direction. Pantin’s striking tomboy-meets-Edie Sedgwick look captivated our hearts long ago and getting to hang with the girl, while double fisting post-work beers, made it all too good to be true. But don’t expect her to agree; she’s way too humble.
Pantin’s all about the all-white-everything look; she wears white better than most people. And, let’s be honest, that’s no easy feat! Though the girl definitely loves a good sparkle (her closet is filled with shimmery pants, shiny bags, clutches, shoes, you name it), she says her style is more “hillbilly" "construction-worker."
We popped open a few beers — hey, it was happy hour! — and got down to digging through her goods.
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"I had no idea ever that I’d end up in fashion. I never thought I was cool enough for a “cool girl” job. At a certain point I had to try and get over my insecurities and just ask for the job I wanted — as soon as I did that I got it. So I was lucky! Don’t be a jerk or a bonehead and you’ll probably be fine." Shoes: Marni; Sunglasses: Prada
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"I got that Barbie at Chris Benz’s presentation this September. I love that she “stands on her own feet!” I also love Barbies. My favorite restaurants are Sant’Ambroeus in the West Village, Maya on the Upper East Side, and Daddy-O. Daddy-O has the best bar food ever. Their chicken sandwich is unreal, and on Sundays they have homemade meatballs. Also, Motorino pizza."
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"I really love my classic Bensimon sneakers. I have a billion pairs, and whenever I wear them I feel like a floppy teenage boy — but in a good way! As far as fancy shoes go, I really love my Oscar de la Renta PVC oxford heels and my snakeskin Dries van Noten heels." All: Various Designers
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Backpack: Meredith Wendell
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Shoes: Marc Jacobs; Sunglasses: Louis Vuitton
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Top to Bottom: Shoes: Andrew Kayla, Rachel Antonoff x Bass, Oliver Clark
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"I would describe my style as all white! Dreamy! I’m really in to Carhartt and workwear right now. I’ve been wearing overalls for a while, so the full-on construction-worker Carhartt bibs were a pretty natural (though unattractive) progression. I dress like a hillbilly, kind of. I think my style changed a lot over the last year, which probably has something to do with going from Teen Vogue to Glamour. At Teen Vogue I didn’t have to go out on a ton of appointments, so I’d wear crazy heels and lots of skirts and anything sparkly and crazy. Now I’m running around a lot, so I dress really comfortably and casually. I’m not sure at what point anyone decided I have an admirable sense of style because I literally wear jeans and a white turtleneck every single day. But I’ll take it!" All: Various Designers
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Shoes: Oscar de la Renta; Dress: COS; Coat: Chanel
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Shoes: Marc Jacobs
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Coat: Stella McCartney; Jeans: J Brand
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Coat: Stella McCartney; Jeans: J Brand
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Dress: Alexander McQueen
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Jacket: Stella McCartney; Jewelry: Various Designers
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Shirt: Vintage; Shorts: Equipment
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“I’m not sure at what point anyone decided I have an admirable sense of style because I literally wear jeans and a white turtleneck every single day. But I’ll take it!”
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"Oh man, Dolly. I love that she’s exactly who she wants to be. She’s a total freak and a weirdo and she’s so positive and so excited to be that for everyone. She’s an angel. Plus, she’s an insanely talented songwriter, a great singer, and she’s hilarious. Maria Dueñas Jacobs gave me this shirt for Christmas." Necklace: J. Crew; Shirt: Vintage
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"What a fancy lady I am!" Dress: Thakoon; Sunglasses: Tom Ford; Shoes: Céline
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Dress: 3.1 Phillip Lim
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Coat: Stella McCartney; Jeans: J Brand
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"I love everything La Prairie, Fresh, and Sunday Riley. I also really like VMV Hypoallergenics, and anything with coconut oil. As far as natural products go, I love RMS Beauty and Sunday Riley. I take obsessively good care of my skin because I hate wearing makeup. I’m always a little rumpled and messy. I love VMV Hypoallergenics Boo-Boo Balm, which I use for everything (the thing in the little pot there), but other than that I’m actually really bad and I never ever moisturize my body skin. When I’m forty my body will look nine hundred years old, but my face will look like heaven — so that’s fine I guess."
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Shirt: Vintage; Shorts: Equipment
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"My mom came with me when I first moved to New York for college. We were walking around Washington Square Park and obviously there was one of those horrible obnoxious street fairs happening, which I thought was incredible and so New York. Some chick was selling this at a vintage stand and I had to have it. I think I’ve only worn it once because it’s way too short on me, but I love it so much. It feels a little magical to me." Dress: Vintage
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All: Various Designers
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"This season I guess my signature item was a backpack? I don’t know, I love the all-white thing, so I wore a lot of white sweaters and white or light denim ripped jeans. If I go out and someone wonders “WTF is that creepy little boy doing at the tents and where is his mom?” then I done good. I like white on white on white on white, though, so maybe that’s my signature style." Top: Vintage; Shorts: Jenni Kayne; Sandals: Stella McCartney; Bag: Coach
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L to R. Top Row: Shoes: Tabitha Simmons, Zara, Proenza Schouler, Preen x Aldo, Pour la Victoire; Bottom Row: Miu Miu, Pierre Hardy; Clutch: Kotur
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"The sunglasses were a DIY project I did for Teen Vogue." Clutch: H&M; Shoes: Prada; Sunglasses: DIY; Cuff: Chanel
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Sweater: ASOS; Shorts: Unknown Designer; Sunglasses: Tom Ford
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Shirt: Vintage; Shorts: Equipment
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Green Skirt: H&M; Orange Skirt: Valentino; Black Patterned Skirt: Proenza Schouler; Red Bag: Chanel; Brown Bag: Proenza Schouler
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Shirt: Vintage; Pants: Unknown Designer
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Shoes: Reed Krakoff
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Tank: Monroe; Pants: Unknown Designer
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Shirt: Vintage; Shorts: Equipment
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"This is vintage Coach that I customized with glitter paint." Shoes: Miu Miu; Bag: Coach
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"I cut my hair off a year and a half ago. I was like, “Why do I have all this dumb hair! I hate this stupid hair!” I get it cut by the same guy every time — Dante Pronio at Alibi — he’s the best. I sit down and I’m like, “I like how weird it is here but it’s a little icky there and I want it to look chewed off,” and he gets it. I bleach it myself which makes things easier. I don’t really wear much makeup. I like the La Prairie tinted moisturizer, and Benefit's “They’re Real” mascara. That’s more or less it, day-to-day. But I do love glitter eyeshadow, so sometimes I wear glitter to feel like Drew Barrymore in Ever After."
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Sweater: ASOS; Shorts: Unknown Designer; Sunglasses: Tom Ford
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"There are all shirts that I made! I draw all these weird monsters and I made a million of these T-shirts for my friends, but I always keep one for myself." Shoes: Nike
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"I wear a lot of hats…literally and figuratively! I love my Yestadt Millinery Pony Boy cap a lot. Herve also sent me one of the caps from the fall runway, which was awesome. John Jannuzzi keeps trying to steal it. I really like beanies mostly, but I have a hard time finding a good cashmere one. The picture in the middle is one my dad took of my brother when he was a little kid. I love it so much. He and I are super tight."

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