TASTEMAKER

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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

Warmth.

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.

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