Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Style Profile…Marina Larroude

First job?


My first job was at Daslu in Sao Paulo.  I went on to work as a contributing editor for Vogue Brazil, then moved to New York to work for Style.com.


How has New York influenced your style?

I don’t think I wore high heels before I moved to New York, now I wear them about five or six days a week!


Which designer would you hire to design your wardrobe?


Miuccia Prada. I would wear Prada and Miu Miu every day of my life! I love bold prints– she masters them while designing equally strong basics and accessories.


Who else designs great prints?


I wish I had more pieces by Peter Pilotto and Mary Katrantzou.


Style icons?


Laure Heriard Dubreuil has amazing style and a very covetable wardrobe. She’s always wearing the coolest designer clothes and not looking too precious or polished. The Russian girls have a refreshing take on fashion; I love Mira Duma, Vika Gazinskaya, and Anya Ziourovas style. Giovanna Battaglia is never wrong. The list is endless…


What have you worn recently that felt very bold?

I’ve been obsessively wearing this Versace x H&M dress, the one Anna Dello Russo wore. It’s black leather with gold studs, and incredible. I hardly have any black dresses because everything is prints.


Most recent “must have” purchase?


A Carven black cashmere coat and Uniqlo merino sweaters!  I guess I am bringing some basics into my wardrobe…


Do you cherish any pieces of jewelry?

My Wilfredo Rosado cameo ring is probably one of my most unique and special pieces.


What do you build your daily look around?


I build my look around the day ahead of me.  It’s important to dress appropriately for meetings, shows, or anything else; so I’ll wear heels. If a designer is presenting a collection, it is respectful to present yourself as well.


If I’m at the office for the entire day I’ll wear my favorite Ralph Lauren purple velvet loafers, or the leopard print…I have several pairs of them! 

What do you understand about your style now as opposed to 10 years ago?


I know what suits my body. There are loads of pieces I’d love to wear, but it’s not going to work on my body shape. Still, I’m a risk taker.


How do you keep your hair looking so polished?


I go to Rita Hazan here in the city. Adrian Wallace does the best highlights and Andre Rodman is my favorite hair stylist.

Which shops outside of New York are you excited by?


NK Store is the best store in Brazil. Their line is excellent, as is the buy of Celine and Balmain.  Even though I’m rarely shopping for these things when I’m there, it’s cool to see high fashion brought to Sao Paulo in this way.   I also love Corso Como and Excelsior in Milan.  When I’m short on time between shows, it’s fun to pop into Excelsior and see so many beautiful things in one (surprisingly huge) place…it has a different energy.


Where’s the most stylish place you’ve been in the past year?


Capri, I can’t wait to go back. La Fontelina is a low-key place, but everyone dresses up for dinner and the food is amazing. It’s a nice balance: I don’t feel like I’m in the middle of nowhere, but I do feel relaxed and in touch with nature.

Are you athletic?

I love long walks in the park, but that’s all I’m doing at the moment. For 2012 I’m going to try classes at Physique 57, friends have said great things!


Skincare regimen?


I’ve been using the same thing for over a decade now; Cle de Peau concealer, Shiseido Sun Protection Compact Foundation, Mac blush, and Lancome mascara.


What keeps you refreshed?


For me it’s my daughter, there is always a reality check the minute I step into the house.


What are your thoughts on new luxury kids lines like Lanvin?


If I’m going to Lanvin, I’m going to buy a dress for myself!  I love them for my stories, but I wouldn’t shop there for my daughter, I’ll go to CrewCuts.

What demands do you face now as opposed to when you were starting out?

More responsibility. When you’re starting out you do whatever you’re told, and then you go home. Now my stories are my responsibility. I’m pitching ideas, producing features, coming up with trends, meeting with designers, and so on.


The entire industry is working more than 5 or 10 years ago; designers are producing more collections, PR people are producing more events, editors are producing more stories.


The best style advice you’ve received?

Always wear good shoes!


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  1. Frances

    December 27, 2011 at 10:05 am

    The skirt of first picture is fantastic!
    I’d like to visit my blog and, if you like it, to become my follower.
    Frances http://www.theafternoontea.it

  2. Bohemian Style

    December 27, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Love the burgundy velvet shoes in the first pic. Great style!


  3. Charikleia

    December 27, 2011 at 10:10 am

    How very down to Earh and real! I like her replies, succint, to the point and useful. and her style is very cool.

    Way to go!

    Kisses from Greece!

    P.S. Speaking of Greece, for reasons of accuracy I note that this is the birthplace of one of our many prides, Mary Katrantzou, who was of course educated in Britain.

  4. Patricia Iglesias

    December 27, 2011 at 10:24 am

    I absolutely agree with her concerning the shoe’s advice!!!


  5. Ophelia

    December 27, 2011 at 10:24 am

    I love the second photo of her!


  6. Which me will I be today

    December 27, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I like this young lady. She’s had some amazing gigs and has great taste. A closet full of Prada and Miu Miu are a girl’s dream.


  7. comme fraiche

    December 27, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I like her taste in designers, as each photo of her captures her style perfectly

  8. Ayshe Rose

    December 27, 2011 at 10:32 am

  9. Inspiration exists

    December 27, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Very interesting interview, this lady has very cute style and taste in print mixing!


  10. glosslipstick

    December 27, 2011 at 10:52 am

    The print of the skirt is absolutely beaufitul, i love it


  11. Ría

    December 27, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I love the interview, also loving her looks so far.


  12. Charlotte Wilder

    December 27, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Great interview. I like her style–laid back but bold at the same time. That pajama top looks fantastic!

  13. thestreetfashion5xpro.blogspot.com

    December 27, 2011 at 10:59 am

    She’s amazing!!…great pic as always my friend

  14. Sally

    December 27, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Have loved every shot you’ve featured of this woman — great piece!


  15. Carole (NY etc.)

    December 27, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Always wear good shoes! she tells it all!

  16. The Tailored Two

    December 27, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Really interesting. I enjoy her style!

  17. My World : The Girls

    December 27, 2011 at 11:25 am

    She look beautiful! And she have sweet smile :)


  18. Liz

    December 27, 2011 at 11:38 am

    She has an amazing Style ! LOVE it <3 Liz


  19. Audrey

    December 27, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Effortlessly gorgeous! http://www.casualglamorous.com

  20. Itzi

    December 27, 2011 at 11:49 am

    One of the most stylish women in the blog and the fashion spot! I have been following here for some months now and she is an example to follow! Plus, her style is always, always, always, perfect.

  21. RAY

    December 27, 2011 at 11:52 am

    God, I love the way this woman looks. Please keep posting updates of her in the years to come (as Bill Cunningham has done with Ana Wintour–he started shooting her in her twenties).

  22. Serdane

    December 27, 2011 at 11:57 am

    What I like with her style is that she always wears a color more dominant than the others and they are very simple. Black and white are the both eye-catching here !!


  23. La Perle

    December 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    What great interviews! I love this one – to the point, direct, smart, and a bit quirky and personal – wonderful!!


  24. Lynn

    December 27, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I totally love her style and personality!
    She’s a woman who knows what she wants in life!

  25. nicole

    December 27, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    shes so simple and gorgeous!

    keep doing the style profiles, they’re really great!


  26. edoardo

    December 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I love this interview and she is so so cool!


  27. ETC...

    December 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Beautiful leather jacket!



  28. Claire

    December 27, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    So fascinating to hear the story behind the style – loving the style profiles – and this lady has a lot of style x


  29. Hot Sales Blog

    December 27, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    shes really natural…


  30. B.

    December 27, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I’ve seen a lot of photos on her already here on the blog, but I didn’t really realize it was all the same person. Such big variety in her style, really like it

    fashion & lifestyle in Belgium

  31. Anna

    December 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Corso Como is also one of my favorite shops… I still remember the first time I went there… I spend there more than an entire hour !!!


  32. Natalie

    December 27, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    amazing inspiration!
    I have a blog of my own, about fashion as well.
    http://agoodiebag.blogspot.com/ please check it out for some danish inspiration! (-:

  33. Marcel Da Chump

    December 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    She possesses the daring and boldness to express her fecund fashion sense.

  34. Fashion Me Wild

    December 27, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Love this interview! Great shots.

    Check out today’s look:

  35. Petra

    December 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    LOVE this amazzzzinnnngggg LADY!!!
    LOVE her style, not at least overdone, but still different and unique!!!!


  36. petrichore

    December 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I’ve been seeing her face around the fashion blogs, and it’s nice to know more about Marina now. Keep up the style profiles–I’m really enjoying them!

    minima/maxima, a blog about minimalist style

  37. Damoiseau WM

    December 27, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    She explores many styles. I like the skirts (mostly the first one) and the second pants. That’s awesome!

  38. [email protected]

    December 27, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I like the shoes…and I’d wear heels more but I’m ankle-impaired as in “I have pins in my ankle from surgery and I”m not taking chances on getting hurt again!” But anyway, I like these little profiles..takes some of the mystery out of the photos though….

  39. Lauren (BestTrendz)

    December 27, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I love this style profile- she’s so laid back yet daring. I especially love her heels in the fourth photo!


  40. mr. john

    December 27, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Ms. Larroude is a beautiful woman. Great pictures of her, I enjoy the street scenes. The style advice she mentioned seemes to work well for both women and men. mr. john

  41. ADJ

    December 27, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    That skirt is quite a statement piece. And those shoes are to die for!! She has great style.


  42. etrala London

    December 27, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I love the skirt print as well!!! It´s amazing! And so interesting the interview.

  43. dragon fruit

    December 27, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    she is amazing I love all her looks and love all these style profiles! that first skirt almost tells a story!


  44. Kate

    December 27, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Great interview and gorgeous pictures.



  45. marilena

    December 27, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    those heels are amazing and the skirt to!http://msfashionstreet.blogspot.com/

  46. Steph

    December 27, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I agree, always wear suitable shoes. I absolutely love your outfit in the white skirt. I wish we had the weather for more outfits like that here in ireland.


  47. oh my dior

    December 27, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    beautiful jacket!!


  48. Mario

    December 27, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I adore her, she is brazilian great sense of style !!!!!

  49. Philippe Philippe

    December 27, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Wow she is so rock n roll and so class !!!


  50. Anna Louisa

    December 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    This is my favorite one yet! Both style and hair inspiration…I love her natural look!


  51. CBC

    December 27, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Marina is lovely….. great pics….. not a fan of Mary Kat…..prints or shapes… sorry

  52. What Is The New Black

    December 27, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    The skirt/dress in the first photo is GORGEOUS!

  53. Annie_VintageDiggs.com

    December 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Love her final advise “Always wear good shoes!” What a beautiful woman with polished style and sophistication!


    I’m hosting a vintage dress GIVEAWAY on my blog, hope you’ll stop by!
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  54. Bernadette

    December 27, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Dear Scott, Garance and the team, all best wishes for a happy festive season and a great ’12. Many thanks for your wonderful sites … ‘am a confirmed daily follower. Holiday greetings from Tamarama, Sydney. B

  55. monkeyshines

    December 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    fabulous details!


  56. Dee

    December 27, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I love her style its so simple and chic!

  57. YV

    December 27, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    i wish she was my best friend!

  58. kate

    December 27, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Love that first photo! Breath-taking. And as a mother of a 2.5 year old I applaud her sense and realism about children’s clothing.

  59. Style Dilettante

    December 28, 2011 at 1:19 am

    I am really enjoying these features! It’s fun to go beyond the photos!


  60. celeste

    December 28, 2011 at 1:33 am

    she’s honestly incredible and has got killer style.


  61. fabush.com

    December 28, 2011 at 4:24 am

    the total black outfit is great!

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  62. Haidee

    December 28, 2011 at 6:55 am

  63. proletarian Great Gatsby

    December 28, 2011 at 7:38 am

    I love the print from the first skirt and i’m also agree with her shoe’s advice.I’ve heard it since i was a child.

  64. Mamertin de Vezot

    December 28, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Why is it that you never post negative comments? I have, over the last couple of years, given negative but constructive comments and you have never published them. Must everyone say ” OMG …soooo amaaaazing ” or other such fatuous nonsense in order to be posted.

  65. Beautifully Inc.

    December 28, 2011 at 11:11 am

    I love the shapes and simple color tie ins of all he colors. It’s fashionable but simply everyday wear!!

  66. mr. john

    December 28, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Mamertin de Vezot, I see your coment and feel compelled to respond. I would say 50% of my comments tend to be negative, which all have been fairly posted. My two cents worth. mr. john

  67. OnMyPlate.com

    December 28, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I love Marina and love her style. She’s always so wonderful to work with and I’m thrilled you recognized what a style icon she is!

  68. Marc

    December 28, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I adore her. Thanks for doing this profile!

  69. antique engagement rings

    December 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Fantastic….. enough said!

  70. iremmy

    December 28, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I want that Katrantzou skirt!


  71. Mali - just me

    December 28, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I looove the 4th photo! Beautiful and so alive!

  72. kitchen afternoon

    December 28, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    She is adorable and can wear anything – even the simple grey crewneck sweatrer is perfect!

  73. MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com

    December 29, 2011 at 1:24 am

    I love Daslu boutique and the Mary Katrantzou dress on the 1st image.


  74. patty

    December 29, 2011 at 2:16 am

    Love her and adore Wilfredo Rosado!

  75. Liisa

    December 29, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Such a beautiful person, love her style & personality!



  76. Beebielove online

    December 29, 2011 at 4:55 am

    I love the photo’s! Beautiful and a great style!

  77. MakeUpByHaya

    December 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    J’aime beaucoup les photos sont juste vraiment belles <3

  78. QA Create

    December 29, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Wow that first outfit is beautiful! The detail in that skirt is just incredible (as are the shoes). Very interesting that she says she never used to wear heels but now wears them all the time now that she lives in NYC. I wonder if that will be the case for me. She seems like a very put together woman with great style.


  79. gabriella sheffield

    December 29, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    i loved this article, its very interesting to see the person behind your pictures.


  80. DressedWell

    December 30, 2011 at 6:17 am

    We love her look. Especially love the shoes!! An interesting read also.

  81. Bonnie McCarthy

    December 30, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Marina is inspiring through her style and her attitude! How does she do it all? Very cool!

  82. Tatiana

    December 30, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    It’s interessing to see a lot of brazilian girls getting through the world sharing our style. Great interview! :D
    Ps: Greetings from São Paulo, Brazil ;)

  83. SewandBehold

    December 31, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I love her! she’s simplicity and extravagance at it’s best.

  84. Gael

    December 31, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Oh, pleeeeease tell me where I can see a close-up and front view of that skirt! Love it! And Happy New Year Scott and Garance!!

  85. Moyra

    January 1, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I love the photos and interview, I like this new format with more information and vision of each person. Congrats for that and happy new year =)

  86. Alessandra (Espaço A)

    January 2, 2012 at 9:41 am

    The skirt of first picture is fantastic! Love it!

  87. Robin

    January 3, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Love your look in black jeans and black leather jacket and shoes. U look so hot in that one! I love Prada too. If you love similar designer labels, check out http://www.highstreetlabels.com for really amazing stuff.

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    November 13, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    feeling – down to my toes (!) – a shoe-lover myself… I found always a (stylish) relief when personas like Marina are true Walkers-of-Style…
    Wish: Keep walking (with that sense of style, it’s picnic…)

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  99. jennifer

    April 9, 2016 at 2:41 am

    ADORABLE! I like your covetable wardrobe you are looking…
    I love bold prints and completely agree with shoe advice!!!
    i love your experience of warddrobe.as well as i am also wearing
    first pic is nice!! i also wear this type of skirt!

  100. Dax

    April 12, 2016 at 3:10 pm

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