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Meet Sissy

Stylist Sissy Sainte Marie talks with us about personal style, Sade and spontaneity and selects her favorite Shaina Mote pieces.


AT WHAT MOMENTS ARE YOU THE TRUEST VERSION OF YOURSELF?

When I boogie before bedtime. Sometimes I dance out all my extra energy before I hit the sack .

WHAT SHAPES, TEXTURES, AND PALETTES ENCOMPASS THE SENSUAL DETAILS OF YOUR PRESENT SELF?

Organic curves, marble, lucite, creams and earthtones.

HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?

A minimal whimsical mobius.

HOW DOES THE WAY YOU EXPERIENCE THE WORLD — CULTURALLY, PROFESSIONALLY, CREATIVELY — PROJECT INTO THE GARMENTS YOU WEAR?

I always hope I am courteous and conscientious, so maybe that translates into me always wanting to be put-together and on point in the way I dress and groom. I’m also a little guarded and garments can act as a protective forcefield.

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE LOVED FOR A LONG TIME?

Sade

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE RECENTLY REDISCOVERED?

Oatmeal

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU ARE DELIBERATE ABOUT?

Answering Q&A’s

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU LEAVE TO SPONTANEITY?

Deciding what I’m going to wear each morning.

IF YOU HAD TO GIVE A TED TALK WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?

Treating those with mental illness as compassionately and as tenaciously as we treat those with cancer or other diseases of the body.

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN?

Chess

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