StyleLikeU has rendered a beautiful traveling diary through the fashion sense of Teen Vogue editor, Gloria Baume. I love her use of color, her personality highlighted in eclectic artifacts of jewelry, along with her natural bohemian flair. Just gorgeous!
“Growing up during the 70′s in Europe with it’s cafes and streets filled with social interaction, strong political points of view and people with a killer sense of how to wear denim and fur, the rebel in Gloria is apparent. She may gravitate to the classic Italian love for color in Tory Burch’s acid green sweater, but she pairs preppie unexpectedly with a red rose printed Luella Bartley skirt, Eddie Borgo punk bracelets, 50′s diamante necklaces and loads of her ethnic accents. Hanging out in her teens in New York in the 80′s, the explosively imaginative era of Stephan Sprouse, Giorgio di Sant’Angelo, Area and Studio 54 is also a part of her style DNA. Gloria finds standing in front of her closet, stuck with nothing to wear, her most creative moments.
Gloria has a personal relationship to her jewelry that tells as much about her depth as her commitment to motherhood. She is often in the same pair of gold earrings from India that her sister in law buys her on annual trips, bracelets from Argentina that she has had forever and layers with Maasai beads, and a charm necklace that she received when she was born. The things that we collect are more meaningful when not dispensable, just as it is an honor and beautiful in Italy to grow old, be a mother and have lines on your face. So comfortable in her natural skin, Gloria has effortlessly sexy written all over her in a Chloe beige skirt, ikat print Aldo wedges, native print shirt (that she designed) and piles of her signature stones everywhere. She goes on to point out that she wears black only in order to draw the focus away from her when the attention is on her as a celebrity in the fashion business. “Sometimes when your persona as someone in fashion gets too big, you forget what you really care about,” Gloria professes, “”My life is not my job. My life is my daughter, my family and my friends.” -Stylelikeu