Tracy Reese

Occupation: 
Designer
Home: 
New York, NY; hails from: Detroit, MI
Spotted: 
Streets of Paris
Own This Look
Wearing: Tracy Reese top and blue checkered skirt

Seen sporting her floral frock at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll: Michelle Obama

Inspirations: "Cities like Paris and New York are full of inspiration – the people, the architecture, the art and museums, inspiration is endless."

Spring must haves: Full skirts, rich color palettes and embellishments
 
Her go-to item: "My cross necklace."

Style icon: Bianca Jagger. "She had innate style before the world of stylists."

Designer she adores: Callot Soeurs

Her personal style: "I love making a statement with colorful bold jewelry or any kind of embellishment."

Top shops: ABC Home in NYC and Dries Van Noten in Paris

Social network of choice: "We’re really into Twitter and Facebook right now. Follow us at @Tracy_Reese and become a fan on Facebook!"


Signature scent: Jo Malone Orange Blossom

Free-time fun: "I love going to my house in upstate New York to paint, sketch and relax."

Music she grooves to: "I love music and always have it playing when I’m working. It helps keep me calm. Lately, I’ve been listening to Florence and the Machine, which we played in our fall 2011 runway show."

Fave restaurant: Red Rooster

Book that's bedside now: "My Word of the Day book."

How she's reducing her carbon footprint: "I don’t drive much and try to walk more."

Charities she supports: "Always my work with the CFDA/AIDSFund is very important to me and close to my heart. Currently at the Tracy Reese flagship store, we have great bracelets made by Haitian artisans that proceeds benefit Akyson, a non-profit organization to aid with the earthquake in Haiti."