Women of Style

Anne Marie O’Connor | September 6, 2016 | Feature Features National

A model with rock star and African flair, a design dream team of two sisters- in-law, a fashion chameleon and a society head-turner comprise this collection of women making elegant, surprising and instinctive sartorial statements.
ON BLAKE DAY Rosie Assoulin jumpsuit; Rebecca de Ravenel earrings; AERIN vintage bracelet; Chanel star ring; Gucci shoes.

Beth Blake Day: The Fashion Plate
“I am a sucker for well-made clothes,” says Beth Blake Day, the founder of Thread bridal designs and Blake men’s shirts. But that doesn’t mean you’ll find her wearing a single designer from head to toe. Though she’s a fan of Marni, Marc Jacobs, Valentino and Gucci, she loves to mix it up, even incorporating more accessible brands like Zara, Gap and J.Crew. At night, Blake Day, who co-hosted The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Associates Committee 2015 fall party and is involved with Good+ and Edible Schoolyard NYC, pulls out all the stops. “I love anything with a wow factor, something that creates a memory,” says the Grosse Pointe, Mich., native. But instead of a gown, she favors jumpsuits, a nod to the 1970s, her favorite decade. “Everything was so chic, but cool and sexy.” Now that she’s a mother of three, her fashion priorities have changed from couture to casual and comfortable. But old habits die hard for this Vogue and Chanel alum, so you won’t find her in yoga pants and Uggs. “I do think it’s easiest when I have some kind of uniform,” she says. “I love a fisherman chunky knit sweater in any version—I just bought a gorgeous one from Nina Ricci.” She pairs them with skinny denim or leather pants and over-the-knee Stuart Weitzman boots: “They’re the best things he’s ever made.”


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