Tamara Lowe

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I love how Tamara fantasizes about being like her grandmother, who hung out at Studio 54 with people like Truman Capote and Bianca Jagger. When she wears her grandmother’s striking late ’60s/’70s, long knit dress, it’s as if she is there with them. Clearly, Tamara holds onto her dreams through her clothes, as it should be. She refers to her black studded Louboutin booties as her “adult glass slippers.” Tamara says that her Jewish grandmother was her biggest influence when it comes to dressing. The two of them spent a lot of time together during her childhood, going to flea markets, tag sales, the one-time classic department store Bonwit Teller, and the legendary Upper West Side boutique, Charivari (Charivari helped to launch Japanese designers like Yohji Yamamoto in America, and was the first to sell Marc Jacobs’ original, hand-knit sweaters). Tamara remembers resenting that her grandmother wanted her to wear little boys’ clothing from Brooks Brothers, like blazers and velvet knickers, but now realizes what a great style tip it really was. Tamara says that she doesn’t fetishize designers, which I admire – she loves her vintage jumpsuit and Japanese kimono because of how she feels in them – though she has a closet of high-end shoes. StylelikeU is all about being liberated from social ghettos and honoring your own special fingerprint as it manifests in your clothes and many of our muses give thanks to the people who came before them. Here’s to Tamara’s granny.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=761583627 Stephanie Clayton

    i really admire her style sense. it’s super chic, classy and fun at the same time…..a refreshing example of someone wearing the clothes, not the other way around. plus, tamara is a stunning beauty.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1183246999 Carol Canino

    Love finding out what novels people read and admire and live by. Tamara is very real and very beautiful.

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

    Gorgeous! I love her manner, laid-back and thoughtful, and that thoughtfulness seems to translate to her wardrobe, everything shown fits her perfectly and looks like it belongs implicitly to her (which I think is often hard to do with brands that are both culty and commercial like Louboutin). Very lovely.

  • luxelogic

    They definitely don’t make things like they used to. Tam’s style is rare in this age of disposable trends. Divine and inspirational!

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.poretzky Laura Poretzky-Garcia

    Wow, Tamara has amazing style. Everything seems very thought out and genuine. She’s also very beautiful. Love the apartment.

  • gina espo

    i’m in love with something about her. love the apartment.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1011750128 Camille Okhio

    she redefines elegance

  • andrea

    I still have one of Marc Jacobs’ sweaters from Charivari! The label says “Marc and Barbara (Weiser, who was Charivari’s owner) for Charivari. It is a large scale knit sweater that was inspired by the sweaters his grandmother knit for him and how they got all stretched out. It still looks fresh today! It was actually his graduation project from Parsons, and he worked in Charivari as a stockboy. I haven’t worn it since the 80s, (hot flashes now!) but I kept it because it was so special. And it cost 300.00 then, which was the most expensive thing I ever bought at that time. If you want to see it, just let me know.

  • http://www.bing.com/ Florence

    Thanks for the igsniht. It brings light into the dark!

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