Maryam Nassir Zadeh is known for her elegant take on laid-back dressing. Her neo-minimalist designs are must-haves amongst the New York style set and her eponymous Lower East Side store is a cult favorite. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we asked the taste-making designer and mother for her favorite pieces, best recent discoveries, and maternity style secrets.
Define your style in three words:
Color, Feminine, Clean.
Vetements jeans, Lemaire white cotton shirt, and Vetements chocolate brown mules.
Prada dress from Spring 2000, Sophie Buhai silver chain link bracelet, Cartier Trinity Ring, Celine box bag in natural, Ter et Bantine chartreuse coat, Ventements Jeans, Ventements chocolate brown Mules, MNZ trench in blue/brown hounds tooth, Moroccan pj's in navy.
Celine espadrilles, Chanel ballerina flats, MNZ Sophie Slides in caramel patent.
Gold Rolex handed down by my Mom, pale pink Snob lipstick by M.A.C. is a favorite. Rust and Magma by Make are beautiful unusual orange lipsticks that are so great for summer. Brown eyeliner. Sophie Buhai silver jewelry layered—I’ve been mixing lots of silver and with my old gold lately. Although classic, it feels like a new combination.
How has your style changed since becoming a mother?
My style is pretty dressed up usually, since becoming a mother it is becoming more and more casual. My jeans and tennis shoe collection has increased and I now wear more cottons and easier fabrics to care for. I like to wear non-precious things and pieces that I can easily hand wash. I have to be careful because my youngest, Lune, is a tornado and everything she gets near is normally all over her hands, face, and clothes and somehow I can't escape her mess!
Best recent discoveries:
Oaxacan pottery, View, Kyoto by Jacqueline Hassink, Tauba Auerbach's current Art show in Rome, "Reciprocal Score."
Favorite children’s stores:
Tricot field + Bonpoint, Vintage kids clothes from Melet Mercantile.
Maternity style secret:
Overalls and jumpsuits.
Style pet peeve:
J.W. Anderston bucket bag in orange, cotton handwoven sheets in camel and pale blue.
Celine small hobo handbag in black Palmelato calf skin and Richelieu Brogues in black stamped crocodile. Celine Summer 2015 is my dream wardrobe.
Barbara Casasola pleated tanks and skirts, Lemaire Cotton dresses, MNZ Carnelia dress in paper blue and saffron, floral dresses, leather sandals. Sicilian pottery, Cristaseya men's shirts over bathing suits.
What’s always in your bag:
Black Hermès wallet, iPhone, lipstick, keys, and the Row sunglasses.