Style Q&A: Interior Design Aficionado and Luxury Blogger Mark D. Sikes

By Jessica Barbanel September 13, 2012 4:54 AM EDT
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Describe Your Style in Three Words: Classic. Easy. Timeless.

Style Inspiration: George Cortina, Oscar de la Renta, Steve McQueen, Peter Beard for men, Emmanuelle Alt for women, Grace Kelly, Jane Birkin, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.

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The Most Expensive Thing in Your Closet: An Hermès navy cashmere blazer

The Least Expensive Thing in Your Closet: Faded espadrilles

Three Essentials for Fall 2012: Navy peacoat. White jeans. Gray sweatshirt.

Item You Can't Bring Yourself to Throw Away: 15-year-old green military jacket from Banana Republic

Best Men's Grooming Product: Santa Maria Novella Pot Pourri Cologne. I've worn it for 20 years.

Scruff or No Scruff? Scruff on the weekend. No scruff during the week.

Wide Tie or Skinny Tie? Skinny

Plaid or Pinstripes? Pinstripes

Favorite Restaurant: Hedley's on Robertson for lunch. Tower Bar at the Sunset Tower for dinner.

A Woman Looks Sexy When... She smiles

Biggest Fashion Mistake: When something doesn't fit

Best Fashion Advice You've Ever Gotten: Have a uniform

Color You'd Never Wear: Purple

Favorite Film: Out of Africa

Last Read: Bare Blass by Bill Blass

Best Vacation You've Ever Taken: Venice, Italy at the Hotel Cipriani with my partner Michael and my trips as a child to see my grandparents. 


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