In a feature in today’s WWD, designers and other celebs are asked what they already own that they can’t live without. Let some of the following serve as inpsiration…
"Right now I would have to say my Alaïa ankle boots. After years of only wearing flats, it’s really fun to be tall and it’s done wonders for my posture."
"The charcoal oversized super cashmere blanket from my fall collection literally goes everywhere with me. I keep it in my car, I wrap myself in it when I fly, and it’s perfect to throw over a dress on chilly L.A. evenings."
"My gray rectangular YSL purse with dirty brass hardware with hand straps and a shoulder strap is big enough to hide my heels, carry my laptop and haul over my shoulder, but is scaled perfectly. Also, the elephant color and soft gold bronze hardware work with every outfit."
"My Virgin Saints and Angels cuffs in gold and silver — they always make my outfit."
Fiamma Poltock, Poltock & Walsh co-founder
"I found my black leather and patent leather Chanel ankle boots on eBay for£60 pounds [unworn; about $121 at current exchange] in 2005. They’re completely timeless."
"I’m wearing Wolford tights often — baby, its cold outside. Christian Louboutin patent leather peep-toe wedges are the best shoes to wear on and off my bike — so comfy. My favorite accessory (living) is my dog Stitch. Not only is he cute, but he is also warm and always wants hugs. Another essential is my bicycle/Cadillac of Rickshaws. I can’t get anywhere without it."
"My one must-have item is the cape from our fall-winter collection. It makes me feel like a fashion superhero."