All In The Mix
Modern by day, vintage by night
Lauren Della Monica, her husband Armand, and their Welsh terrier George divide their time between Litchfield and New York. She is an art consultant, personal curator to private collectors, and a writer, as well as a decorator and equestrienne. Because of her active life, Lauren prefers easy classic clothes for day, but exerts her creativity at night. Here, she is dressed in a washed vintage leather bomber jacket by Gimos, J Brand brown stretch jeans, an R. Derwin pistachio- cashmere scarf, and rubber boots by Hunter. All from R. Derwin. Gold and leather bracelets from J. Seitz. Left: For evening, Lauren wears an R. Derwin black cashmere sweater and pairs it with a vintage 19th-century ivory brocade skirt and jeweled butterfly pin by José Barrera. Both from Grape in the Shade in Washington Depot.
Cristina Tafuri grew up in Roxbury and attended the Westover School and is currently studying at NYU Steinhardt for her Master’s in visual arts administration. She also works as a freelance curator. LEFT: she wears a periwinkle-blue V cashmere sweater by +J from Uniqlo, over a 1920s blue-chiffon dress, worn with a silver metal deco belt and vintage diamond earrings. All from Grape in the Shade. Here, Cristina is ready for work in a moleskin jacket by Billy Reid, a graphic print wool dress from Pendleton, black leather belt, black beret, and graphite stone earrings. All from J. Seitz. And Black Frye boots from R. Derwin.
Kathryn McCarver Root, a former magazine photo editor, owns KMR Arts Gallery in Washington Depot. It serves as a showcase for both well-known and promising artists. Classic and simple are Kathy’s bywords for fashion. Right: For day she chooses a black raincoat and white rubber boats, both by Ilse Jacobson, a black-and-white striped shirt by R. Derwin, black jeans by J Brand. All from R. Derwin. Purple silk tie worn as a belt by Ralph Lauren. Here, evening finds Kathryn in an oatmeal cashmere wrap sweater from White+Warren at J. Seitz; vintage Guy LaRoche tuxedo pants, a sterling silver art-deco belt, and a 1980s sterling silver and rhinestone vintage cuff. All from Grape in the Shade.