There comes a time during a young girl’s fashion trajectory when she suddenly evolves into a fashionable, grown woman—one who manages to look effortlessly flawless no matter what. I recently attended the launch of Hamptons Undercover— a new social networking site for the jet-set crowd— and managed to spot a woman who stood out amidst a sea of designer-clad socialistas. This is New York after all, so events like these tend to bring out Bergdorf's best. But I was searching for someone who managed to convey that Sarah Jessica spirit of effortless chic with a dose of New York fierce.
Spotted. Tracy Stern, entrepreneur, mother, socialite, tea connoisseur and stylista extraordinaire—the epitome of fashion womanhood. Her ensemble combined three key elements of style: a classic silhouette, luxe fabrics and the moxie to break fashion rules. I approached Ms. Tracy, complimented her on the outfit and politely asked who she was wearing that evening. She was genuinely accommodating and refreshingly kind, eager to give me the scoop: a grass-green jersey knee-length Miguelina dress, a gold brocade bolero draped over one shoulder, gold strappy Christian Louboutin sandals and gold-rimmed Michael Kors aviators. Her hip—but not hop—accessories, a gold chunky necklace and fabulous clutch, added a touch of sass. She was a chic fusion of
The lesson here ladies? Take a cue from your personal fashion icons—the Tracy’s, the Sarah Jessica’s, whoever they may be—and remember the common denominator. Own your style and live your fashion life to the fullest. Cheers.
Article by-Danita King
*photo by Nick Hunt/Patrick McMullan