The classics make a comeback
CHARLOTTE VAN DOREN (and pup Winslow) spends weekends and summers in Cornwall with her husband, Adam, a painter, and their 13-year-old twins in a home that they built on Van Doren family land. During the week she is senior vice president at Stribling and Associates, a Manhattan real-estate firm. Charlotte, an enthusiast of Cream Hill Lake, loves gardening, bridge, and yoga. Charlotte wears an R. Derwin Tweed Blazer with suede elbow patches ($695), a white shirt ($198), and pin-striped woven silk vest ($235), by R. Derwin Clothiers, Citizen’s of Humanity Elson jeans ($180), a Johnston’s of Elgin cashmere tartan plaid shawl ($495), and a Pat Areias cow-hair belt with sterling buckle ($695). All available at R. Derwin Clothiers.
MICHAEL HALPERN is an interior designer with the New York-based firm Amie Weitzman Interior Design. He recently completed the renovation of an1800 farmhouse in Merryall for himself. An avid swimmer, Michael has a mission to swim every lake in the area. His favorite to date—Cornwall’s Cream Hill Lake. Michael wears Masons Brushed Shirt ($202), a Relwen Henley ($178), AG Protégé Jeans ($195), Will Leather Goods Messenger Bag ($350), and Hunter Black Boots ($135). All from J. Seitz & Co., New Preston.
GINA DUCKWORTH, expecting her second child, founded and heads the Ford Models artist’s division in New York representing photographers, fashion stylists, hair and makeup artists, and designers (fordartists.com). Gina is involved with several Litchfield charities especially with the Connecticut Junior Republic’s annual house tour. She loves movies at the Bantam Cinema, snagging an outdoor table at the West Street Grill, and biking. Gina wears a British made Shearling Coat (by special order, $2,300) from R. Derwin Clothiers. She pairs this with a Sita Murt wool and alpaca blend cable sweater ($279) over Porto Stretch twill pants ($124), and Pulowi bull horn earrings ($69)—all from The Firehouse, New Preston.
ALEXANDER DUCKWORTH divides his time between New York City and Litchfield. Duckworth is founder and creative director of a marketing firm that focuses its efforts on the wealthiest 0.1 percent of the population (point-one-percent.com). A sports enthusiast, he can be glimpsed dashing through the county on his Triumph motorbike, to the Hickory Stick Book Shop or even to Barrington Bagel for a morning treat. Duckworth wears a Barbour Waxed Hunting Jacket ($399), an Argyle Cashmere Sweater by Harwick of Scotland ($498), an R. Derwin Washed White Shirt ($135), a Polka Dot Bow Tie by R. Hanauer ($49), Dark Wash Denim Jeans by Joe’s Jeans ($175), an Il Bisonte Handmade Leather Belt ($150), Hunter Wellington Boots ($125), a Filson Tan Canvas Field Bag ($295). All from R. Derwin. A Victorinox Swiss Army watch from Michaels Jewelers ($595), Danbury.
JEFFREY CRAWFORD lives in an historic home in Litchfield. He is food and beverage manager and executive chef at Grand Prix New York Racing in Mt. Kisco. He also does private dinners for select clients in Litchfield County and has personally catered many charity events in the area including ones for The Oliver Wolcott Library, the Gunn Memorial Library, and The Connecticut Junior Republic. He can be spotted through the fall at the Saturday Farmer’s Market in Litchfield. Crawford wears a Washed Leather Blazer by Gimos of Italy ($1,800), a Johnston’s of Elgin cashmere sweater ($298), a Gitman Vintage Plaid Shirt ($135), a JM Dickens yellow knit tie ($98), Bills Khakis vintage twill pants ($135), Barrons Hunter Woven Leather Belt ($125), and Hunter Wellington Boots with Fleece Liner ($125). All from R. Derwin Clothiers, Litchfield.
CHRISTINA KLEMM is a sales agent for the noted family business, Klemm Real Estate. The busy mother of two young daughters, she serves on the board of the Gunn Memorial Library in Washington. Christina pairs a cotton and spandex Whitney Blouse trimmed in satin ($145) with a Bonnebelle Ribbon Skirt in autumn ($245). Luggage from the Britney Luggage Collection ($245-$295). Quilted silk Melinda tote with leather straps ($198). All from J. McLaughlin. Pandora bracelet ($4,850) and Pandora ring ($690) from Michael’s Jewelers, Danbury.
CLAUDIA FARIAS KALUR wears Vince black scrunch leggings ($195), an Eileen Fisher open cardigan ($198) over an Eileen Fisher T-shirt ($58), all from J. Seitz & Co. From Michaels Jewelers, she wears a Hearts on Fire necklace ($3,500) earrings ($6,400).