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A Possession Obsession: Nanette Lepore

Fashion designer Nanette Lepore's line is an expression of the woman behind it - eclectic, warm and whimsical. We were excited to take an inside look into her world with our column - A Possession Obsession. We weren't surprised when Lepore's possession was of the artistic persuasion; the designer is no doubt a worldly creative with the very best taste. Her treasure? A painting, done by her husband. Take a look inside...

How did you come to own your heirloom?

My husband painted it.

How do you live with your heirloom?

It's on a wall nearby.

Who in your life has most influenced your personal style and taste? 

My mom

Fill in the blank: Whenever I look at a _______ I can’t help but smile.

My daughter Violet's face.

What’s the best part of your day? 

A glass of wine at the kitchen table.

Describe your ideal day. 

Sleeping in, and waking up to my Hamptons view.

What is your favorite place to shop for antique/vintage pieces?

Clignancourt Market in Paris

What was the most memorable gift you’ve ever given or received?

A magnificent aquamarine bauble, which looks like the one from the movie Titanic.

What was your last purchase that you believe will mean something to you ten years from now? 

An oversized Romeo Gigli striped velvet coat from the eighties.