The first thing I noticed was your mullet.
It’s hard to ignore.
Tell me about it.
I started to go bald really young and the only way to deal with that was to do like a funny hairstyle. So I’ve been doing a mullet for 10 years probably.
And your lavender pants?
Acne Studios. Got them today, actually, to match the couch. Paul Smith shirt. I’m not a big tuck-in guy, normally. So this is a leap for me. Vintage Comme des Garçons jacket, which is the first real serious piece of clothing I bought about 15 years ago. I’ve worn it three times.
And those shoes.
They’re so uncomfortable. I need a massage right now so bad.
They look new, too.
Got them today. We drove this furniture across the country, arrived yesterday, and I got here and realized I don’t have clothes. So I had to go shopping. I went to Ina.
Occupation: Model and actress.
How did you come to work this booth?
I’ve always been interested in the art world and I met the owner of theJohnson Trading Gallery at Art Basel. He asked me to assist — I think because I have a pretty face.
Tell me about your dress.
It almost gives me the Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress feel. Although it doesn’t wrap, it’s much more simple than that.
I like your necklace.
I just got back from South Africa. I was there for three months modeling. I saw this piece and I was like, “Wow I’m so obsessed with chokers at the moment. I have to have it.” I bargained with her for a little bit and then I realized I’m going to be the only one in the States who has it.
What did it run you?
Occupation: Designer and artist.
Is your work on display?
No, it’s not. They generally tend to show at Basel and so on. But I love design and I have a lot of friends showing here.
Take me through your outfit.
The jacket is Yves Saint Laurent. The vest is flea market. The tie I have no idea and the jeans are H&M. Boots I got in London.
You’ve matched your narrow lapel to a narrow tie.
Yes, yes. I tried to match it on purpose. There are a lot of those details that people don’t know. When you get a jacket, you have to make sure that it fits you snug on the shoulders. You’ve got to be able to put one fist of space between you and the button otherwise it doesn’t work.
Where did you get your bag?
It’s Ghurka. They do supernice leathers.
Occupation: Illustrator and writer.
What are you doing here today?
My boyfriend, Benjamin Kicic, is showing at the fair so I’m here to support him.
Take me through what you are wearing.
Most of this is just old vintage stuff. The coat I got at a thrift store in Vermont, where I grew up. But the jeans are also just old discount store. These are reverse fit Gap, from the ’90s.
Are you into the ’90s?
I am. I’m sort of all over the place. Nineties are definitely influencing me at the moment but also I’ve always been into the ’20s and ’70s.