Samira Nasr was named editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar today so I am rerunning this 2012 post.
I have known Samira for years having worked together at Vogue ages ago. Samira has been tippy top of my list of chic women to profile as she has that spot-on personal style where everything she owns I want to have too.
Born in Canada, Samira came to NY to get her masters in journalism at NYU. She assisted Grace Coddington at Vogue and then became a sought-after stylist in her own right. Samira mixes fashion-forward pieces with classics and wears everything with an enviable nonchalance. Her personality is as warm and easy going as her style. When she showed up to be photographed for kic she was the epitome of modern chic and yes, I wanted everything she brought!
Tuxedo jacket: Celine and YSL(12) are my favorites.
Perfect t-shirt: I love Wang and Isabel Marant tees.
Perfect pair of jeans: I love A.P.C. jeans, Isabel Marant skinny slouchy,and vintage high-waisted Levi’s
A pair of Alaia heels(15) or Manolo Blahnik’s perfect pump
Pieces I will have forever:
My Balenciaga(13) and Celine motorcycle jackets
My Chanel tweed jacket
Hermes 30cm black Birkin(11)
All my classic Prada knits. If you’re looking for the perfect, simple,
well-made sweater go to Prada!!
Something old that looks new:
I have an old Balenciaga jacket with leather sleeves and a peplum that
I’m in love with again.
My old Balenciaga Barbour jacket (but it never looked old to me).
What inspires me:
Music: Bob Marley, Sam Cooke, and Miles Davis(5) just got me through my
recent move. I love old and new but go through phases.
Photography: Vivane Sassen (1), Ryan McGinley(4), Daido Moriyama, Bruce Davidson(3), and Lee Friedlander to name a few.
Books: Currently reading The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje
Art: The work of Alexander Calder(6) and Richard Serra(2)
The idea of fearlessness. Total freedom.
Resort/Spring wish list:
From resort, I want Celine looks 2, and 9 (8&10)
From Spring, I want Balenciaga 23 (9)
Wish list for my new apt:
I would love a pair of George Nakashima side tables(7) for my bed, and a
Charlotte Perriand sideboard.
Capri cotton-poplin shirt
Lennyo leather slides
Duffel Coat in wool
Suzanne medium hobo bag in smooth leather
Nia gathered-neck belted midi dress
Cotton and wool tweed midi dress
Parker leather sandals
Merino wool sweater
Jenna cropped cotton-blend slim-leg trousers
Crossover leather wedge sandals
Twill midi dress
Cel-V two-strap neoprene sandals