LUXE FILES

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Belle style direc­tor-at-large Steve Cor­dony spies with his de­sign eye.

ARTIST WHO HAS BEEN AN EN­DUR­ING IN­FLU­ENCE? Lu­cio Fon­tana [8]. 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 [4], 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 [16] suit and a James Perse T-shirt. Oh, and a Louis Vuit­ton Keepall ‘55’ [6]. FAVOURITE WATCH? Vin­tage Rolex Dou­ble Red ‘Sea-dweller’ [2]. FRA­GRANCE OF CHOICE? Tom Ford Pri­vate Blend ‘Oud Wood’ [15]. BOOKS – WHAT ARE YOU READ­ING NOW – FIC­TION AND ART/DE­SIGN? Peter Lind­bergh: A Dif­fer­ent Vi­sion on Fash­ion Pho­tog­ra­phy [1]. MU­SIC – WHAT’S ON RO­TA­TION AT OF­FICE AND HOME? Bey­oncé, Solange, James Blake, The Weeknd, J. Cole and Frank Ocean. FAVOURITE FLOW­ERS? Hy­drangea [9], 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 [14], It’s Com­pli­cated, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Fa­ther of the Bride. SHOPS AND ON-LINE STORES YOU FRE­QUENT? Flair Home Col­lec­tion New York [3], Mr Porter (way too of­ten), Très Bien, The Fu­ture Per­fect, Bar­neys New York [17]. 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 [11]. TRAVEL – FAVOURITE REG­U­LAR HAUNT AND WHERE IS ON YOUR MUST­SEE LIST? My reg­u­lar ‘get­away’ to recharge is Alila Vil­las Uluwatu [10] 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 [12] from Becker Minty, Go­yard hat trunk from Vin­tage Lug­gage Com­pany, Bot­tega Veneta sun­glasses [5], Bot­tega Veneta ‘Chelsea’ suede boots [7] and the Car­nets d’equa­teur porce­lain vase by Her­mès [13]. Visit the stylist and events mae­stro, stevecor­dony.com; @stevecor­dony.

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