Belle style director-at-large Steve Cordony spies with his design eye.
ARTIST WHO HAS BEEN AN ENDURING INFLUENCE? Lucio Fontana . The first time I saw his work in the Tom Ford store in New York I was obsessed with its grand simplicity. CONTEMPORARY ART THAT YOU MOST ADMIRE? Anish Kapoor, Yayoi Kusama and Michael Zavros. DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING? Scented candles: Cire Trudon , Jo Malone, Lumira, Byredo, Diptyque, Astier de Villatte, Mad et Len, Dayna Decker. FASHION MUST-HAVES? A pair of Saint Laurent ‘SL01’S, (I go through two pairs a year), a tailored Patrick Johnson  suit and a James Perse T-shirt. Oh, and a Louis Vuitton Keepall ‘55’ . FAVOURITE WATCH? Vintage Rolex Double Red ‘Sea-dweller’ . FRAGRANCE OF CHOICE? Tom Ford Private Blend ‘Oud Wood’ . BOOKS – WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW – FICTION AND ART/DESIGN? Peter Lindbergh: A Different Vision on Fashion Photography . MUSIC – WHAT’S ON ROTATION AT OFFICE AND HOME? Beyoncé, Solange, James Blake, The Weeknd, J. Cole and Frank Ocean. FAVOURITE FLOWERS? Hydrangea , cymbidium orchids, gardenias and ‘Green Trick’ carnation. BEST DOWNTIME (IF YOU EVER HAVE ANY) PURSUIT? Travel, gym and taking Louie (our English springer spaniel) to Ben Buckler Point at Bondi Beach for a summer swim. ARE YOU A COFFEE OR TEA MAN? Tea: Penelope Sach ‘Apres’ tea is my favourite. ENTERTAINING – AT HOME – AND RESTAURANT OF CHOICE? Definitely at home but my go-to restaurants in Sydney are Icebergs, Phamish and 10 William Street. PREFERRED TIPPLE? Moscow Mule. FILMS THAT HAVE INSPIRED YOU? A Single Man , It’s Complicated, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Father of the Bride. SHOPS AND ON-LINE STORES YOU FREQUENT? Flair Home Collection New York , Mr Porter (way too often), Très Bien, The Future Perfect, Barneys New York . MAGAZINES YOU READ REGULARLY? AD España, Elle Decor Italia, RUM ID, Marie Claire Maison, Frame, WFM+ME and Belle. DOES YOUR LOVE OF FASHION AND DESIGN EXTEND TO CARS? I am obsessed with cars. Top of my list is a Rolls-royce ‘Wraith’ or 50s Porsche ‘Speedster’ – Dylan’s car from Beverly Hills, 90210 . TRAVEL – FAVOURITE REGULAR HAUNT AND WHERE IS ON YOUR MUSTSEE LIST? My regular ‘getaway’ to recharge is Alila Villas Uluwatu  in Bali. Marrakech and Mo’orea are top of my must-visit list. WHAT OBJECTS OF DESIRE WOULD YOU BUY RIGHT NOW? Curved sofa by Gigi Radice from Nicholas & Alistair. Kelly Wearstler ‘Cleo’ sconce  from Becker Minty, Goyard hat trunk from Vintage Luggage Company, Bottega Veneta sunglasses , Bottega Veneta ‘Chelsea’ suede boots  and the Carnets d’equateur porcelain vase by Hermès . Visit the stylist and events maestro, stevecordony.com; @stevecordony.