Who would you say is your style soul-mate?
"A woman who could simultaneously embody the '50s housewife, '60s gamine and early '90s grunge, if you know her I'd love to be introduced."
Tell us a little bit about what's new at your store TenOverSix.
"There's always a lot happening at the shop. We are just starting to see fall '10 items trickle in, which is very exciting [and dangerous!]. I'm in love with fall Bodkin, Vena Cava, Peter Jensen ruffle shoes, Anndra Neen jewelry, Electric Feathers dresses, LD Tuttle for VPL boots, Alexander Wang handbags, Rachel Comey, Slow and Steady Wins the Race, new TenOverSix coats, and Lover. And we have a few very exciting design collaborations in the pipeline, two for spring '11, and one which hits the store this September, Anndra Neen for TenOverSix Shoes."
What are the five key pieces you find yourself wearing constantly?
"Acne denim jacket, Wood Wood high-waisted jeans, vintage Cartier watch, Anndra Neen cuff, Bodkin dresses, and lots of shoes."
What's your best cheap score of late?
"An orange Vena Cava dress that was a gift from the designers, it's become my go-to easy summer dress."
Do you have anything in your closet that you couldn't stand to part with?
"Everything. I'm a collector—in the most hoard-y version of the word—of fashion and inspiration, so I always need friends to help me clear out anything! Editing my closet, or my office for that matter, is not a strong suit."
The art in your house is amazing, and a lot of it is also stocked at TenOverSix. Can you tell us about any new exciting pieces you have on display?
"We have a new art installation which will start this fall entitled In A Single Shoe by Jessica Mitrani…an amazing art piece of shoes!"
Who are your style heroes or the people that most inspire you when you are getting dressed?
"Vivienne Westwood, Coco Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, Jean Seberg in Breathless, Courtney Love from the very early '90s, Catherine Deneuve, Tippi Hedren in any Hitchcock movie, Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, Debbie Harry, and the women of Helmut Newton and Slim Aarons."
Can you describe your personal style in three words?
"Classic, eclectic, grunge."
You're definitely an expert shopper. What are some tricks of the trade you could give to our readers?
"I kinda hate trends. If they're so in one moment they'll surely be out and overdone the next, so I would urge shoppers to invest in pieces they really love the design of, what fits in with their style, and quality pieces they can wear for years."
Is there anything you would never be caught wearing?
"Cargo pants or ugly shoes."
Do you have a secret store that you're willing to reveal, or a favorite neighborhood shopping spot?
"Shhhh...it's TenOverSIx. In all seriousness, since I buy for the store, I kinda plan my next seasonal wardrobe every Fashion Week while shopping and meeting with designers. Ebay's not a secret, right?"
Your house is stocked with so many amazing books, what are you reading now or can't live without?
"On the daily news front: The Huffington Post, The New York Times, and Refinery29. For fiction: Anna Karenina (in the thick of it right now!), anything by Salinger, Henry Miller, Capote, Kerouac, and Hemingway."
What song best embodies your style?
"'No Aloha' by the Breeders."