This picture is very Kerr-family oriented. My mother adores anything that has a vaguely Far East vibe, a tendency I definitely share, which is why I love a kimono sleeve so much. And isn't that peacock print just perfect? Props to its designer, the one and only Nicole Richie, that woman knows how to make a bed jacket! The yellow Bakelite and brass bracelet belonged to my grandmother. It has tiny seahorses and is just such a cheerful piece. (Also, I liberated that lamp from my parents' house a few years ago. They bought it in San Diego at Bo Danica in 1973; I love its chunky metal base.)
The second I spotted this dress on Net-A-Porter, I knew I had to have it. The gorgeous print just killed me, plus the slightly swirly skirt is just what I look for in a cocktail dress. As for the boots, well, let's just say that I don't own flat shoes—period—but these boots were too perfect to pass up. They're my go-to shoes most weekends and I always wear them when traveling. (In fact, I build travel outfits around them; they're that important to me.) The necklace is also a staple for me. A friend of mine picked it up in Hong Kong a few years ago and I've found myself throwing it on with so many things over the years. It's kind of hard to place—it's a little Chinese, sort of African, and has a hint of the Southwest thrown in too—which is what makes it so versatile.
Necklace, Unknown Designer; Dress, Anna Sui; Boots, Rag & Bone
I was actually wearing this coat when I met Joan Rivers. She opened her set by screaming at me for taking a photo of her, so when my friend Derek Blasberg brought me backstage, I was so nervous that she would recognize me. Instead, she kissed me and said, "Your jacket is gorgeous, dahhhling!"
I worked for The Missoni family for four years as a stylist during the Oscar season, before they opened the store in L.A. We would set up a suite at the Chateau Marmont and dress celebs. It was great fun and also very successful. I have worn all of the pieces many, many times, mainly during Missoni events when I worked for them. The leopard print at the end I wore to the opening of our Miami store.
Bryan Bradley, Tuleh's founder, had given it to my friend the designer Jennifer George, and she gave it to me. Bryan had been Jennifer's assistant before he started his company and they remained friends. I remember Jennifer putting me up on a stool in her dining room and trimming the fringe to perfection! I wore it poolside at the Hotel du Cap in the South of France during the Cannes Film Festival. Have to say, it's one of my favorite things.
Shoe samples from my resort 2012 collection - so major! - next to one of my favorite chain-strap Chanel bags, that I was carrying the day of this shoot. Behind them is the Women’s Wear Daily issue I was on the cover of [in January 2011]! My team surprised me and framed one for every one of my four offices.
I love Western clothing and I never get sick of it. I found this at a vintage shop called Eye Candy in N.Y.C. I have never worn the whole thing together, but I have broken out the shirt on several occasions. It will take one special occasion to wear it as a full look! My favorite vintage shop is New York Vintage.
Bored housewife with lots of old clothes? Not really, but the growth in browsing online in the late 90’s encouraged me to look for similar minded people with vintage clothes for sale. This led to the creation of Vintagecouture.com. Though not pre eBay, the concept was to allow collectors to sell and buy through the website… a relatively unique idea at the time. It helped that my 16-year-old nephew was able to put together a commercial website in 48 hours.
2006 and 2007 were my favorite Chloé collections. Not only did I wear these two pieces to the pre-wedding occasions for my eldest daughter, but the white one was so captivating that it got me a front row seat at the Christian Lacroix Couture show in Paris one summer.
This 1960’s dress came right out of a clients closet in Miami beach, unused and fabulous. The color is so shocking that even pink haters can't help but love it. The Lawrence Weiner word installation is cryptic and clever, just like him.
This is the couture gown my mother wore to my older sister's wedding in 1969. Nothing that important gets given away… we just keep passing it through our family, it has heirloom status. – Lynda Latner. If I’ve learnt anything from my mother and grandmother, it is to never throw away your fabulous clothing. – Yael Kanter
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! This 1960’s cocktail dress from the Vintagecouture.com inventory is like body jewelry, just add earrings. – Lynda Latner. Here at Vintage Couture we love really insane vintage sunglasses. Even if you are shy about wearing vintage, a killer pair of sunglasses like these Pucci or Montana ones, show you have an eye for fashion.
At 70% off in 1989, these dream shoes became mine. They are my summer flats and have stood the test of time. – Lynda Latner My mother’s feet are slightly bigger than mine so I have never been able to borrow these shoes. When I saw this gorgeous bag in the same jewel print at a vintage show years ago, it was finally my chance to have a piece of that collection! - Yael Kanter