A quick Q&A withStéphane & Ryder
What style choices catch your eye when you’re out and about?ST: I tend to think that older New Yorkers exemplify great style quite well: the way a scarf is knotted, a shirt cuff rolled, the angle of a hat…RK: I admire when people aren’t shy about wearing color. I think vibrant colors can balance an outfit in the best way.
Any tips for elevating your daily style?ST: I like to think of ensembles as variations on a theme. Simplicity is key.RK: I’m big on loafers—penny, tasseled, leather or suede. They make anything you wear look intentional. I walk my dog in pajamas, throw on my loafers and it looks like I have somewhere to be.
What are you inspired by these days? Books, films, art…ST: The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss; a chapter from Luis Buñuel’s autobiography about his idea of the perfect bar; a lighter given to me by a friend.RK: I’m currently rereading The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I love reading books set in the same place and season of where I’m living.