June 26th, 2011
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Agnes Baddoo

Agnes photographed by JP Plunier in his shop Feal Mor

Agnes is one of the most multi-talented women I know. A fashion stylist for print (Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, Vogue), celebrities, musicians, commercials and film, she is also a musician (was in a band The Bushmills), photographer, author of 5 Eat Shop guides, has a great new blog called Present and she just launched a line of Everyw’air aromatherapy sprays. Whew!

For the past 17 years she has lived in Los Angeles but she was born and raised in NYC. Agnes grew up on Central Park and attended an elite all-girls school on the Upper East Side. Her glamorous mother was a buyer at Bergdorf Goodman and her father at the U.N./Ghanaian Counsel General. When we met in college I was awed by her sophistication and ease in the world.

Post college we both worked at fashion magazines and Agnes went to Elle when it launched it’s U.S. edition. Her time there shaped and supported her outlook on female beauty and style. She could relate to Elle’s diverse approach and what she calls “kind of their kind” archetypes especially seen in the models who were chosen to promote inclusive and attainable style and womanly beauty.

Agnes is the queen of high-low from her Cartier Tank watch to her love of vintage mixed with ethnic pieces. She has her own personal style which evolves ever so slightly over time and is never completely (deliberately) on-trend. She is a true original!

Style Motto: Dress to feel comfortable in your skin…clothes should be an extension of yourself…classic, current but timeless

Fave Designers: Missoni scarves and cardigans, Margiela Pants (straight and wide but not flared), Miki Thumb Liberty print shirt dresses, Isabel Marant tees, shirts and dresses, Feal Mor sailor sweaters and striped tees, Dosa Liberty shirts and tunics, Antik Batik dresses and Clements Ribiero cashmere poncho, K. Jacques

Jewelry: Kathryn Bentley, Pippa Small, Helen Ficalora, Munoz-Vrandecic leather with brass necklaces, Hermes bracelets, Cartier Tank watch

Bags:Maria la Rosa hand woven bucket tote,  and an il Bisonte natural leather clutch and wallet

Favorite shops: Feal Mor, New High (M)Art, Dosa 818, Lost & Found, Creatures of Comfort and Mohawk General Store.

Vintage: Resurrection, Decades, Melrose Trading Post, Rose Bowl, Amarcord, Narnia and Encore when in NYC.

Scent: My own line of everyw’air sprays. I am developing #3 and #6 into roll-on perfumes for the fall.

On your nightstand: Video Slut by Sharon Wreck, Cane by Perry Henzell and #3 everyw’air spray

iPod: Toots and the Maytals, Bongos Ikwue, Staple Singers, Ijaman Levi, early Bob Dylan, all Bob Marley, Bonnie Raitt, The Be Good Tanyas/Scattered Leaves, Iron & Wine/Night Descending, Chris Darrow, George Breakfast, Cat Power, Yami Bolo…I could go on and on

Favorite Sites: KiC, Design Watcher, Tomboy Style, See Vivier, L.A. in Bloom, Jeana Sohn, Innumerable Goods, Priscilla Woolworth, Shala’s Rabbit Hole.

Favorite Cause: Multiple Sclerosis Society, Plastic Pollution Coalition

In Beverly Hills with Aggie (I was 8 1/2 moths pregnant)

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  1. Hi –

    This explains why you did not answer my last email. But thank you for featuring Africian American women. I doubt if it will be often but again thanks for listening.

    LISA O WOLFE
    June 27th, 2011  8:45 AM

     
  2. I absolutely LOVE this story! What a chic woman!! xoxo

    Melissa
    June 27th, 2011  1:03 PM

     
  3. super style setter! i heart agnes baddoo 4 ever.

    Summer
    June 27th, 2011  1:06 PM

     
  4. Agnes! Love this – both of you! x Lisa

    Lisa Genasci
    June 28th, 2011  9:54 PM

     
  5. such a fab piece on a great Lady ! Just lovely.

    Tasha Hussey
    July 29th, 2011  11:14 PM

     
  6. This perfectly sums up a true original. Lovely collages, too.

    amy faust
    July 30th, 2011  1:13 AM

     
  7. Agnes always has been the CHIC-est person I know! Great piece!

    Liz Levine Kennedy
    July 30th, 2011  5:10 AM

     
  8. no wonder she looks so familiar. does she own/or work at lost and found in hollywod?

    sistersinblackfrocks
    October 7th, 2011  12:20 AM

     

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