QUESTIONS of STYLE:
.Describe your personal style in five words or less: Casually sophisticated, high-heeled, hopefully timeless!
.Who/What inspires your personal style, influencing what you’re drawn to and what you end up wearing? Lately I’ve been looking to fashion editors’ style for fresh inspiration. From Caroline Roitfeld, Taylor Thomassi Hill and Emmanuelle Alt to all the Russian Vogue ladies they constantly push the fashion edge but don’t bend to trends. I’m also in awe of it-girl Poppy Delivigne. She looks so at ease in every look she wears. And of course personal style bloggers always remind me to take a risk or two. 9 to 5 Chic and This Time Tomorrow are two of my must reads. Finally, I’m also a sucker for a good lookbook. Net-a-Porter, J.Crew and Madewell are always go-tos!
.What is an item you cannot live without or what are some of your wardrobe essentials? My top three include dark skinny jeans, blazers and high heels! You look pulled together and classic every time you wear them.
.What is your most recent purchase? THE dress to wear when I attend my first New York Fashion Week. I cannot reveal much more as it will make its debut next week!
.What is your go-to jewelry routine? I’ve landed on a jewelry formula that I really don’t deviate from. I stick to one statement piece daily, be it an oversized watch, major necklace, or cocktail ring. I always wear simple earrings (studs, hoops or drops) and I apologize for anyone I offend, but I shun the arm party. It’s just not my thing.
.What are some of your make-up must haves? I’ve recently discovered Jouer, a boutique makeup line at Nordstrom. Their tinted moisturizer, bronzers and lip glosses are just perfect. I’m also a true believer in red lipstick! I live in Estee Lauder Red Velvet. All you need to add is a touch of mascara and blush and you’re immediately “done up!”
.If you could meet any designer who would it be and why? This is such a toughie! There are so many designers that I really admire. If I had to choose I think I’d have to go with Alber Elbaz – I love his humor, humble nature and how he talks about just wanting to make women feel like their most beautiful self! And who wouldn’t want to wear a Lanvin dress?
.What’s the best style advice you’ve ever given or received? My current favorite style-related quote wasn’t said by a fashion maven but instead by influencer of modern civilization. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Leonardo da Vinci. I’m trying to apply it as my new mantra for life in general! I also always advise my clients to find their style and dress according. Not every trend is appropriate for every person!
No one looks more at home in red lipstick than Erin – and I’m insanely jealous of how well she pulls it off! I’m now dying to try out Jouer cosmetics thanks to her recommendation 🙂 Don’t worry Erin, you definitely nail your “timeless” aesthetic and I love the simplistic sophistication you live by (Leonardo knew what he was talking about!). Thank you, Erin! xx
(Photo of Erin by Nathan Michael . Images: 01. Estee Lauder Pure Color Velvet Lipstick // 02. Rag & Bone Bailey Jacket // 03. Matta Iraja Stole in Indigo // 04. Madewell Silk Gingham Boyshirt // 05. Etsy Old Calgary iPad Case // 06. Chloe Paraty Military Leather Satchel // 07. Yves Saint Laurent Arty Ring // 08. J Brand 620 Mid-rise Legging Jeans // 09. Maison Martin Margiela Line 22 Sloped Pumps)