Lisa Perry

Occupation: 
Owner and Creative Director, Lisa Perry Style
Home: 
NYC
Own This Look
What she consumes in the a.m.:  Cereal, fruit, and tea

How she stays fit: “Pilates and boot camp in my apartment.”

Wearing: Lisa Perry Baby Top, Swing Pant and Smooth Coat and Manolo Blahniks

When she knew she wanted to be a designer: “My family’s textile business and art gallery influenced me at a young age to appreciate good design. When I began collecting vintage fashion about 10 years ago, I got the idea to try and create my own look inspired by these great designers.”

If she weren’t a designer, what she’d be: A singer. “In my dreams!”

Other designers she admires: Azzedine Alaia, Miuccia Prada, Angela Missoni, Karl Lagerfeld 

Wardrobe essentials: Vintage couture pieces, colorful tights, and fun jewelry

Advice she’d give to anyone entering her field: “It takes time to realize a dream, so don’t give up on your passion. Also, there are many roads to take you there. Be open to new avenues, ideas and challenges.”

Advice on how one can dress their best: “Color makes people smile, and everyone looks great in a smile.” 

What she'd never be caught dead wearing: “UGGS- the name fits the look!”

Worth the splurge: Fur

Cheap thrill: Levi’s

Always in her bag: Hairspray, Shisedo SPF compact, and the perfect shade of nude lip color

Signature scent: Frederic Malle Angeliques Sous Le Pluie


Top online shop: Net- A- Porter


Fave real-world shops (aside from her own Madison Avenue boutique): Colette in Paris and Dover Street Market in London

Where she loves to grab a bite: The Four Seasons for special occasions and Fred's at Barneys New York

All-time fave travel destinations: Paris. “It takes my breathe away, and I feel lucky when I go. I also love spending time at my home in Sag Harbor, NY. It is my absolute favorite place in the world.”

Books that are bedside now: Just Kids by Patti Smith and Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M by Sam Wasson

Charities she supports: Planned Parenthood, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Pro-Choice NY