The Stylist: Faith Cromas

December 17, 2011

When I think of my friend Faith I get the warm and fuzzies and laugh because she’s one of the funniest people I know. I wish I could share some of our jokes, but really, you just had to be there, and also, this is a family site.

Not only does Faith have a great sense of humor, but she has impeccable sense of style, and the biggest heart ever. I remember hearing about Faith’s childhood animal rescue missions. I personally witnessed her rescuing a dog, a bird and I’m pretty sure I was there when she tried to rescue a mosquito.  Ok, maybe not, but I wouldn’t put it past her.

I love you Faith!


who do you style?
kelly ripa and various talent for martha stewart programming.

where are you from?
brooklyn, ny, usa

what do you collect?
jewelry that has an organic sculptural nature to it, and impossibly impractical shoes.

what’s your favorite piece of jewelry?
a 1960’s gold ring studded with luminescent opals and diamonds that my husband gave me for my birthday.  it came from and antique jewelry dealer on university place in ny.  not only is it gorgeous and one of a kind, but has sentimental value as well.

who’s closet would you raid?
kelly wearstler’s, julianne moore’s, marianne faithfull’s.

who are you dying to makeover?
for the love of god, snookie!!!

what are your

favorite vintage shops and flea markets?
i love amarcord in nyc, imix it up by going to out of the way antique shops and flea markets in the berkshires (in western massachusetts), and then there’s the rosebowl of course.

if you could have any style icon over for cocktails who would it be and what would you wear?
a lot of the pieces i gravitate to are sculptural or make reference to the art of world.  i would probably want to have drinks with isamu noguci or cy twombly.  i would have to wear a marni ensemble of course!

best city for shopping?
new york is great for the lat

est in designer offerings, but i love los angeles for the offbeat little treasures that i find in the second hand shops.

what are your favorite online shops?
la garconne, pret a porter

best style tip?
pick something you love, and make that your feature.  dressing yourself is a lot like graphic design.  you have to lead with a strong message.

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