What's your favorite thing about summertime in New York?
I love riding my bike to ride to Red Hook, Brooklyn to watch the sunset. And tacos and margaritas at 5 Burro in Queens always remind me of summer evenings.

What will be your go-to outfit this summer?
I wear these cropped drape little boy pants (seen in top photo) with sandals almost every day—it's my uniform. They're airy, great for the hot days.

What bag will you be carrying?
I alternate between this Mexican embroidered messenger-style bag I got in Tulum years ago and our Loop Drape bag in leather.

Is there something you cannot live without during summer months?
We don't have air conditioning at our house in Brooklyn, so going out to Shelter Island is the best way for me to stay cool!

What's your secret to looking fresh, even when it's 90 degrees out and crazy humid?
I use Shiseido's White Lucent Intensive Brightening Mask. In 10 minutes, I feel refreshed and my skin stays smooth and dewy.

Any vacation plans?
I'm going to Ville d'Hyeres in the south of France. We just launched our swimwear collection so I'm looking forward to having an excuse to travel and test it out!

Check back tomorrow when Rebecca Taylor answers our summer survey. Runway photos by Monica Feudi; portrait by Martien Mulder.