Susan Grant

Location: New York, NY
Age: 61
Marital Status: Married
Education: BA in Sociology and Spanish, University of Connecticut

Who influenced you most?

My core values were formed in and by the 60”s with all it’s turmoil and thought provoking changes and by a trip to India in the early 70’s. My thoughtand stylebecame much more global in nature and I realized there was no reason to value anyone else’s ideas or taste over my own.  It was a very liberating time.

No-nos?

It’s important not to keep dressing like you’re 25 when you’re 60. Your style should evlolve with age. No woman needs to look dowdy, but your clothes should  flatter your body. Few of us maintain the same figure and that needs to be taken into consideration.  There are flattering clothes out there for any body type.

Favorite designers? Image

Commes des Garcons, Junya Watanabe, Rick Owens, and Margiela. I love  Ann Demeulemeester. Her collections are consistent in black, white and gray with occasional touches of color. Her leather leggings are a basic piece for me every year.

Who inspires you?

ImageIris Apfel has always been amazingly original and timeless in her style.

I also admire Tilda Swinton for her chicness and for not adopting a Hollywood look. Authenticity is all important.

Signature item?

My Yossi Harari bangles because of their handcrafted quality and organic nature. I love jewelry that’s art and in fact hang a lot up on my bedroom walls.  One of my favorite pieces is  a Muriel Grateau ring of carved molten onyx with black diamonds.

Signature perfume?

Vanille Extreme by Comptoire Sud Pacifique.

Signature lipstick?

A deep copper custom blend by Giella.

Beauty routine?

Dove soap, Curel moisturizer, PreVious by Ivo Pitanguy lifting serum for eyes, Laura Mercier eye cream, Light makeup by Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown.

Favorite restaurant in New York?

Jubilee for it’s mussels Provencal,  Balthazar, Pastis. They’re both Parisian style bistros and have great “frites”.   I frequent them on weekdays only.

Great book?

I’m more of a news junkie than a book reader and most of my reading time is taken up by The (New York) Times, The New York Post for gossip and keeping up with WWD and New York Magazine.

ImageBiggest Indulgence?

JEWELRY!!!   Well designed, interesting jewelry.  I usually wear just a couple of large pieces at a time.

Secret favorite spot in New York?

Outside of Bubby’s in Tribeca for iced coffee on a weekday afternoon.  It’s so peaceful there.

How do you rejuvenate yourself?

By keeping busy almost constantly.I don’t think it’s important whether one works, volunteers, or enjoys a hobby, as long as he or she is productive.

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