Photo Gallery: Suzanne Dimma’s Style Icons
You don’t have to be a famous designer to have great style, but over the years I’ve embraced a few that I consider my personal style icons. Maybe it’s their knack for pulling a look together or the creativity they exude, but they’ve inspired me to try new things and ultimately craft my own style.
Read more about Suzanne Dimma’s style mentors in the August 2009 issue.
I absolutely love Muriel Brandolini’s daring use of colour and pattern. It is so refreshing to see someone embrace bold saturated colour — instead of playing it safe with muted tones and pastels — and working with it so well.
I love how she takes the same approach to her home as she does to fashion — classic and preppy but still of-the-moment. And the way she uses black is smart and chic, not goth-like or oppressive.
An iconic fashion muse turned model turned brand ambassador for Roger Vivier, Inès embodies that beautiful and effortless Parisian style. I love and admire her casual confidence in both her personal style and decor, like the lamp being placed on a low stool. Only someone with conviction could pull that off!
Every space he transforms is inspiring to me, because he has a way of creating a look that makes you feel like you’ve been invited into uptown New York. His classic, glamorous style elevates the everyday into something special. I love the subtle vibe of a luxurious hotel in your favorite destination.
When I was in design school, I carried around Terence Conran’s Essential House Book like a Bible. He showed me how smart design could change the way you live, and made me fall in love with modern. I love his use of organic elements that make a space feel warm and livable. Plus, I admire the way he stays true to his brand but never rests on his laurels.