Today, we are thrilled to feature our friend, Hayden Lasher, an up-and-coming designer who I was privileged to work with at Oscar de la Renta. In 2014, Hayden launched her namesake handbag collection which is sold exclusively at the iconic New York retailer, Belgian Shoes and haydenlasher.com. Her sophisticated handbags are instant classics; hand-crafted of fine Italian leathers, their design and quality will stand the test of time. As great-grand niece to Henri Bendel, fashion is in her genes. In addition to her incredible talent and eye for design, she also has an impeccable sense of style. Here, Hayden shares some of her style essentials!
style icons: My mother, Lynn Lasher…she has real style and something even more important: taste. Others include: Queen Letizia of Spain, Katharine Hepburn and Coco Chanel.
favorite designers: Oscar de la Renta, Elie Saab, Roland Mouret, Alexander McQueen- I think they really know how to make women feel beautiful!
favorite stores: Five Story and Beretta.
handbag: A Hayden Lasher Belgian Bag…of course! If you carry a great handbag, you can wear anything and go anywhere.
shoes: Pumps: Oscar de la Renta: I designed a pair of pumps for my wedding and I dyed them black so I can wear them all the time- they are always my go to for a night out on the town. Flats: Belgian Shoes - any color!
denim: Mother jeans...don't be fooled by the name...they are not your mother's jeans. They have the perfect skinny jean and the most comfortable lazy day jeans...what more do you need?
city day look: For tearing around town...I am usually in a black cigarette pant, with a silk blouse, my leopard belgian shoes and a black belgian bag
country day look: Jeans, monogramed Lucchese boots, a Beretta blazer and a brown pebbled belgian bag.
currently eyeing for your closet: A Rendor and Steel white gold Electron Ring- its the perfect everyday piece and a Chelsea Scarf from the Katie Fong Collection...its the easiest thing to throw on to go from a day to night look.
lusting over: This embroidered Oscar de la Renta dress
items you splurge on: I am a sucker for a great coat...you can always wear something conservative and wow with a statement coat and bag. Hermes scarves are another weakness of mine- nothing is chicer than jeans, a white shirt and an hermes scarf. For my home, I cant resist splurging on the White Flower candle from the Ritz in Paris.
items you save on: Anything trendy...I buy most of my trendy items from Zara. Its an easy way to get the play around with new styles without investing too much. Even if the trend comes back in style again one day...you will want something new.
beauty essentials: Laura Mercier “Oleander” cream blush – great for a matte lip too! Also, Laura Mercier Infusion de Rose Nourishing oil - smells amazing and gives you a really great glow. Lastly, Aerin Rose Lip Conditioner is a must for harsh New York Winters...
signature scent: Miss Dior Cherie - I have worn it for years and I love that my friends can pass other people wearing it on the street and think of me.
salon: Frederik Fekkai
destination: Positano, Italy.
hotel: Le Sireneuse Hotel in Positano, Italy
restaurant: Le Bilboquet or Ralph Lauren Polo Bar
3 essentials you can't live without: A sketchpad/pencil (that counts as one right? I'm greedy), a great book - right now, I'm reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami and a Belgian Bag to tote the other two around. :)