Elfee Duquette

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Elfee admires famed set designer Tony Duquette for his “wild imagination and ability to see beauty in what others would consider rubbish.” Rarely paying more than twenty dollars for any piece in her wardrobe, Elfee looks like she’s just stepped off the set of one of her favorite shows, Mad Men. Still, she takes the elegance of the ’50s to another diverse, artistic planet, especially with her signature “pomp fro” under a silk scarf. A twin full skirt and beige plaid top gets paired with a pale pink crinoline, Victorian booties, cobalt blue gloves and floral tights. I love Elfee for her fearless, chameleonic, eclectic elegance and her no-holds-barred approach to experiencing life. She is no doubt a dead ringer for her icon, Audrey Hepburn, for her wide open nature as much as her classic movie star style and looks.

Despite the fact that she calls herself polymathic in her career, wearing pretty dresses puts her in such a good mood that she says, “Ultimately, I want to be a housewife…wear pretty dresses and carry my kids around in matching outfits.” I first met Elfee with a silver conch belt in her hair at one of my favorite events, The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show, and it was love at first sight. Like me, she thoroughly enjoys observing people who use what they wear as an extension of their personal identity, but only those sans facade or pretense. As a result, she has been one of SLU’s most zealous scouts. And like us, she hopes to be a successful artist and have the ability to grow the potential of others with a spark of talent, but otherwise do not have the means to make their ideas tangible, much like the struggle that she feels she faces in her own life.

If you love Elfee, you may also like Diane Naegel, Legacy Russell and Kelle Calco.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1362120010 Lily Mandelbaum

    one of the most beautiful people inside and out. love elfee, we miss you!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=634545549 Mike Walrond

    great stuff elfee!
    i’ll watch this with mom later!
    love u!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brandonactonbond Brandon Acton-Bond

    I remember meeting her! Isn’t she in a blackberry commercial too? Anyway her vintage style is really original not like so many contrived “vintage” esque styles you see around. A superb individual! and someone who makes me want to go to LA?!? For vintage?!?!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1435440640 Ashley Paintsil

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! We need more people in the world who understand how to dress well.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=613654552 Sabrina Ozpazarcik

    Elfee effortlessly showcases her personality through her style: unique and genuine! I am happy to see a fellow Washingtonian here on StyleLikeU. I grew up in Bellevue, WA!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001113977228 S.f. Perrius

    I LOVE HER! What a cutie!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mullettajones Rachel Esterline

    elfee is not afraid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ElfeeDuquette Elfee Duquette

    I love you guys soo much! Xoxo

  • http://www.facebook.com/gorgeousgab Gaby Bynum

    amazing style!

  • cati

    …adorable…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000971685826 Tyz Matos

    amazing
    the black dress, oh my god, sooooo beautiful

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=814443011 Demetra Hillman

    Loving your style and unique spirit! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Lagelle Tye Crawford

    I luv her spirit, she’s seems so cool! I want to meet more people like her <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=32561 Roxanne Fequiere

    it was such a treat having elfee in the SLU offices over fashion week! can’t wait to see the features we’re working on with her!

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