When I’m working from home in Portland, my daily uniform always reverts to the basics: black skinny jeans, black ankle boots and t-shirts. Yes, it can be boring but comfort is key when I’m focused on getting work done.
Whenever I travel though, I use the opportunity of being in a new atmosphere to reinvent my sartorial style and create new characters. I embrace the chance to try out different looks and push myself outside of my comfort zone.
By nature, I’m drawn to modern, avant garde silhouettes but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown more comfortable with trying new things. I picked this dress up over the summer for a shoot in New York and part of the reason I chose it was because it was such a marked departure from my standard go-to looks. Fitted and romantic, it felt more Dolce & Gabbana than Rick Owens (my design idol).
As we wove through the rocky paths of Santorini early one morning right as the sun was rising, I felt completely overdressed — we joked that I was the Monica Bellucci of Santorini. But in a way, that was the beauty of it. I was playing a role very different from my daily existence and you know what? I had a great time owning it for a few hours…before reverting back to the uniform of a black tee and jeans.