SOURCE OF INSPIRATION Culture and nature.
GREATEST PROFESSIONAL INFLUENCE
The late Henry Wolf. He was the art director of Esquire, Bazaar, and Show in the 1950s and ’60s. He was my teacher and taught me about conceptual design and how to think out of the box.
FAVORITE STORES There are many beautiful stores in the world but I do have a thing for markets—flea or otherwise: Marché Paul Bert Serpette (in the Paris flea market), Dover Street Market everywhere, and markets in India, Morocco, and Latin America. 1st Dibs, online, to ogle at furniture. In Manila, Univers.
FASHION STAPLES A good pantsuit. It can be dressed up or down, worn separately, and hide a multitude of sins.
FAVORITE CLOTHING BRANDS/LABELS
I have many favorites, both high and low, but I’m currently eyeing Simone Rocha— romantic but edgy.
SHOES Adidas, Junya Watanabe, and Robert Clergerie.
BAGS L/Uniform, Mansur Gavriel, and sling bags from Marrakech in different colors.
SIGNATURE ACCESSORIES I love necklaces. Also, a gold chain bracelet from my father and a tennis bracelet from my husband, worn together.
WHAT FRAGRANCE ARE YOU WEARING? ANY OTHER FAVORITES? Coqui Coqui from Mexico and Jo Malone.
STYLE ICONS Can we all name someone cooler than Sofia Coppola? I also love Yasmin Sewell and Gabriela Hearst. I admire the textile designer Carolina Irving’s interiors style—she’s the ultimate mix master.
MOST USED TOOLS IN YOUR LINE OF WORK
Colored pens and pencils, a sketchbook, and a Mac.
YOUR IDEA OF THE PERFECT HOME
Original, individual, and intimate.
MUST-HAVE ITEM IN ANY HOME
FAVORITE WEBSITE/BLOG Nowness.com, New York Times T magazine.
WHO DO YOU FOLLOW ON TWITTER AND
INSTAGRAM? On Instagram, I follow a lot of accounts! Ashley Hicks, Condé Nast Traveler, Hugo Guinness, Miguel Flores Vianna, Gagosian Gallery, and many others. I’m visual, so I like following good-looking accounts.
FAVORITE APP Instagram.
FAVORITE CITIES To VISIT One for each continent: New York, Mexico City, Tokyo, Cape Town, and Paris. If these were the only cities I could visit for the rest of my life, I’ll be fine. I lived in New York for over a decade and might never have left if 9/11 didn’t happen and if I didn’t meet my husband.
wILD THInG clockwise from top left: Framed art and travel mementos in Tracie’s home; Tracie in Mexico and Tanzania; her painting of a Singaporean transsexual. opposite: A dish from Sarsa; a portrait of Francis Bacon by James Holdsworth; her work desk.