Thursday Style Icon: Taylor Tomasi Hill
"Low-heeled old-lady pumps haunt my nightmares." ~ Taylor Tomasi Hill
32-year-old Taylor Tomasi Hill is the style and accessories director for Marie Claire magazine. She says Burberry trench coats are a staple in her wardrobe, being comfortable is a huge part of getting dressed, and calls herself 'a clothing chameleon.' Known for her red hair and penchant for mixing high and low styles, Hill is a staple of the street style scene and a regular on style site Refinery 29.
Taylor was previously the accessories director for Teen Vogue magazine, and she has become a style icon among many for her reed-thin body, flame red hair, and distinctive personal style- often getting her mistaken for a model on the street. She favors items from Proenza Schouler and Rick Owens, and while I doubt she's hard up for cash, she has mentioned constantly checking mailing lists to catch the sales and invested in a huge 2.55 Chanel bag because her other bags were always 'exploding with stuff.'
I like her style because she often mixes feminine pieces with boyish or edgier items, along with high and low end. And by high or low end, I don't mean designers or price points. She pairs fisherman sweaters with sequined maxi skirts for public events, or tulle ballerina skirts with studded sneakers for a stroll down the streets of Manhattan. Her style is also very, VERY urban; dark colors, geometric shapes, military inspiration, and streamlined separates make up the bulk of her wardrobe, instead of flowing dresses or floral skirts. In a season where gypsy fashion is being followed in a way bordering on cultlike (HOW many variations of maxi skirts and lace tops can there be, anyway?), her style is quite refreshing.