Monday morning, huh? We know, we feel the same way. That is why we are going to feature “10 Things I Love” interview on Mondays, to get your week started in the right direction. The Closet Couture team will gush about what we love first, so that you get to know us a little bit better, then we will feature stylists, retailers, and members!
10 Things I Love: Chris Elia
I love Michael Bastian’s aesthetic—prep with a personal twist. Dries van Noten makes the most amazing scarves, ties, and interesting updates on seemingly basic items. I also love Bottega Veneta for its timeless appeal—Thomas Maier’s creations look great now, but they will also be relevant in ten years.
I love APC’s denim—it comes completely unwashed, totally rigid. It softens and forms to the shape of your legs as you own them. I live in their New Standard cut. Also, Seven for All Mankind’s Ginger jean…dark washed, bootleg cut. Works for me!
Rolled Pants, J. Crew Button Down Shirt, Lanvin patent blue marine flats, Blinde baby bagel sunglasses, Closet Couture Tote Bag
Crisp White Shirt, Dark Denim Jeans, Denis Columbe scarf, and gold bangles
I like to mix—usually Santa Maria Novella Melograno and R & G Vetiver. I also love Aqua di Parma… can you tell I am also an Italian citizen??
Louise Bourgois, Lee Krasner and Lucian Freud, for his whippet paintings
Favorite Shopping Site?
I love ShopJake.com. It’s the online component of the store Jake, located in Chicago. They’ve always got such a great selection of new designers and things I’ve never seen before—for both men and women. Plus, it is named after Jake Ryan from 16 Candles…the hottest guy ever.
Favorite Vacation Spot/Hotel?
Dutton Hot Springs, Dutton, CO. An former ghost / mining town that was bought and re-done several years ago. Individual cabins in the beautiful Colorado mountains with plenty of hot springs all over the property. Bliss.
Favorite Annual Event/Celebration?
There’s a little town in Massachusetts, about forty-five minutes north of Boston, called Hamilton, home to Myopia Hunt Club. My favorite thing to do when visiting the in-laws in August is to head over for Sunday afternoon horse shows, club polo and of course, tailgating.
Favorite thing about Closet Couture?
I love the sharing of closets function! It’s so cool that you can go into one of your friend’s closets, and create looks for them.