At only 29 years old, fashion designer Katie Ermilio has already made a name for herself in the industry with her eponymous line of chic, wearable women’s wear — not to mention her enviable personal style. Here, she shares her go-to shopping destinations, beauty products, and more.
Define your style in three words:
Minimal, classic, streamlined
I live in jeans, sneakers, and, in the winter, an oversized sweater.
My butter yellow Céline envelope pouch, it makes every outfit I wear look instantly pulled-together. And the racing green rabbit coat from my Fall 2014 collection, it even makes me look forward to winter.
Mostly sneakers, a lot of Golden Goose classics, and Chanel Ballet Flats.
Dr. Perricone’s No Mascara Mascara.
My nighttime routine is an elevated version of my daytime look. I use earrings and pair of heels to dress-up Levis and a knit. If the occasion calls for a dress, my go-to is the pink striped sport sheath from my Fall 2014 collection.
Best recent discovery:
Black tea lattes made with earl grey.
Cafiero Select, on the corner of 2nd Ave. and 2nd Street. Everything in the store is both gorgeous and extremely thoughtful, the best combination.
Style pet peeve:
Shoes you can’t walk in.
A bag of coffee at La Colombe and chicken soup at Fred’s at Barneys New York.
A vintage Rolex Datejust watch from The Keystone.
Lovely Day and The Smile. My boyfriend and I eat at one most nights of the week.
What’s always in your bag:
Must-have for 2015:
I’m heading to Hong Kong in the New Year, so I’m in need of a Mansur Gavriel mini backpack.
New Year’s Resolution:
To enjoy the moment.