Introducing Tracy Kendall

[Photo: Ari Seth Cohen, Text: Maayan Zilberman]

A couple of weeks ago you were all taken aback by the beauty of this woman, whom we dubbed “After Chanel”. Ari and I got to know this stunner, Tracy Kendall, over tea and eclairs this week on the Upper East Side. In my next weekly post “Mondays with Maayan”, I’ll be sharing some more of her background in fashion but in the meantime enjoy some of her style tips.

Tips from Tracy on how to get (or think with) her sense of style:

The biggest rule is to be yourself and to never follow anybody else’s fashion.

Wearing vintage: “It’s sweet, as long as it’s not a costume. Make sure not to mix and match too much. Keep it simple to look more SANE than INSANE.”

Don’t go for bargains unless you know you have a good eye.

Buy basic items that are good quality, they will last forever.

Women should not wear slacks. Maybe for Katherine Hepburn or Marlene Dietrich, but that’s it.
Exception: Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn, wearing capris, because they had long legs and long feet.

Don’t wear an outfit that is longer than your coat, then there is too much emphasis on the shoes.

Your outfit should always be cylindrical. *a particularly difficult mission, I may add.

Buttons: never use fake or cheap brass buttons. Remove and replace with good quality and make it neutral.

Don’t buy things that are knock-offs.

For makeup: “know about the products you are using. (ie. I love Borghese and I know all the ingredients.)”

To stay young: Have a good attitude, be a citizen, don’t be vulgar.

“It is never too late to be stylish!”