This week, meet Tiina Laakkonen. Tiina is a renowned stylist who has consulted for design houses such as Calvin Klein, Bottega Veneta and Donna Karan and styled celebrities such as Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Carey Mulligan.
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Q & A
How would you describe your style?
I call it “Classic with a Twist” but I realize that there’s nothing classic about my clothes. I love interesting cut and shape and mostly in black. I don’t like trends for myself. I prefer clothes that last forever. I think clothes that are never “in fashion” will never be “out of fashion.” My fashion icons are YSL, Comme des Garcons and Rick Owens.
What is your go-to outfit?
Layers of black, Comme des Garcons and Rick Owens. I have quite a few pieces. They all mix together in endless combinations.
What is your best style advice for women?
Forget about trends! Find your own style that both suits your look and your body type. And always choose quality over quantity!
What inspires you?
My new house and life in Amagansett with my husband Jon and our cat Blue.
I’m inspired by people and their talent in any area. I’m quite obsessed by ballet and dance thanks to my friend Daniil Simkin who is an incredible young dancer with ABT.