|Fernanda Bourlot |
Job: Owner and designer of Simplemente Blanco and On the Side
You own a store where most of the merchandise is white. Does that translate to your wardrobe
too? I am not always dressed in white. But you will never see me in fuchsia or yellow. I wear
earth tones like chocolate brown, gray and taupe. I wear basic things and add accessories like a nice
necklace or a big bag.
How do you define style? Style is a way to live. It's not just making a room stylish.
It's the way you dress, the way you think and the way you behave. You cannot be stylish in just one
portion of your life. It's a combination of things.
Where do you shop? Around the world. I used to design my own stuff. I used to have
patterns I made, shirts and dresses. Now I am very busy. When I see something I love, I buy it. Right
now, I have many things from Argentina, Europe and here. I love Barneys. My favorite place here is
How often do you shop? When I really need to buy something. I am not a compulsive
buyer. I am low maintenance. You will never see me with nails. I don't go to the hairdresser a lot. I
don't wear makeup. I am a pretty natural girl. I wear my freckles 24/7.
What is the most indispensable item in your closet? A black dress. I have so many black
dresses. You can reinvent it all the time. You can add a gray necklace or add leggings or wear it with
almost all of the colors of the world. You can change bags and wear it with heels or flats or
Who has influenced your style? I really like to be different. I don't try to wear
things that everybody else has. That's why I make my own belts, my own necklaces and skirts and dresses.
I am not someone who is running behind fashion trends.