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Danielle Corona Likes to Be Hands Free, Wears Backpacks

The Hunting Season designer shares her style secrets.


Danielle Corona, a veteran of the Valentino accessory atelier, has quickly made a name for herself with Hunting Season, a line of bags, belts and small leather goods. The collection’s understated, chic take on luxury is a perfect reflection of her personal style. Here, Corona, whose pieces are are available on Moda Operandi this week, shares the secret to her day-to-night look, her favorite stores, and what’s in her diaper bag.

Define your style in three words: Comfortable, discreet, chic.

Daily uniform: Alexander Wang high waist jeans. I was dying to fit into them after my pregnancy, and now I wont take them off. I rotate blue and black jeans, always paired with my new Hunting Season croc backpack. As a new mom, keeping my hands free is key.

Greatest hits: Slim pants, Yves Saint Laurent blouses, blazers and Prada knits.

Preferred footwear: YSL black ankle boots and Manolo Blahnik Lauratopri suede sandals in all colors.

Finishing touches: Gold Bulgari serpenti watch, which was my wedding gift from my mother-in-law.

Nighttime look: Lately, it has been the same as day, just adding heels and a great crocodile clutch. I make them in every color to never get bored.

Best recent discovery: “The Flashman Papers” by George MacDonald Fraser.

Favorite stores: Bonpoint baby clothes and MOMA for baby toys; Flair Home collection for home accessories and gifts; Dries Van Noten Paris; Casa Chiqui Cartagena

Style pet peeve: Someone with no style.

Style icons: Tilda Swinton and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.

Last purchase: A traditional linen dress I found in Puglia. It’s my new summer uniform.

Lusting after: Pasta Bolognese from Sette Mezzo in New York.

Favorite haunts: La Vitrola Cartagena, Quiebra Canto Salsa Bar, San Ambroues West Village, EN Brasserie NYC.

What’s always in your bag: iPhone 6 plus, Soliel sunscreen, passport, and Honest baby wipes.

Photos: Danielle Corona Likes to Be Hands Free, Wears Backpacks

Danielle Corona in Puglia. Photo courtesy of the designer.

The Hunting Season. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Flair Home collection. Photo courtesy of the Danielle Corona.

Danielle Corona. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Quiebra Canto Salsa Bar. Photo courtesy of the Danielle Corona.

“The Flashman Papers” by George MacDonald Fraser. Photo courtesy of the Danielle Corona.

Danielle Corona. Photo courtesy of the designer.

The Hunting Season. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Photo courtesy of the Danielle Corona.

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