We caught up this week with our witty friend Nina Griscom, who has just launched a fabulous new lifestyle site, www.NinaGriscom.com, and talked to her about her impeccable sense of style, both as a talented interior designer and a superbly stylish woman. Nina Griscom is well known for her unique, well-honed taste in the world of lifestyle: interior design, entertaining, and gardening. Griscom’s hallmark is characterized by a monochromatic palette, layered with organic, beautifully crafted pieces and accessories derived from her travels around the world. As a young woman, Griscom’s personal friendships with Bill Blass, Rose Tarlow, and Axel Vervoordt served as early inspiration and a laboratory for her own brand of luxury and refinement, which she has taken to another level. Griscom is an expert at advising aspirational clients who want an elegant, well-heeled lifestyle.
W2WW: We have so much admiration for your sense of style. What are your influences?
Nina Griscom: First, Italian women for their well-established ability to style classic designs with beautiful accessories, and to handle ageing gracefully. And second, what I see in street life conspires to light up my imagination and allow me to go into my closets with a new perspective.
W2WW: How do you define your style?
Nina: Tweaked classics that pertain to my REAL (not imagined, nor former) lifestyle. More casual, and more emphasis on luxurious fabrics, as well as classic cuts. More than any fashion direction, I try to define my style by how I honestly live! Accessories play a larger role in my life now.
W2WW: What pieces are you buying now?
Nina: I love Wes Gordon, who is a young, up-and-coming designer with clients such as Gwyneth Paltrow, and all the cool young fashionistas in town. I have bought his perfectly proportioned trousers from this Fall’s collection.
Wes Gordon Crushed Velvet Tee ($1650)
Nina: I also ADORE black leather pieces. Always have, but now they are so well made and elegant. The designs from Celine, Tom Ford, and YSL are amazing.
Nina: For a lower price point, delivering a good product, I like Vince, Theory, and DVF. Bring on the leather!
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