With Zadig & Voltaire set to open on Main street, we tapped Cecilia Bonstrom for her inspirations, out east picks and more.
After being appointed creative director of the French fashion house in 2006, Bonstrom dedicated her work to creating chic, effortless styles for the house. Her inspiration stemming from what’s around her, whether a passerby on the street, a picture on Instagram or even a look at the brand’s archives, she creates each style with her signature mark: comfort. Here, Bo?nstro?m gives us an inside glimpse at her time in the Hamptons and her ongoing passions for the industry.
“I just love mornings in the Hamptons. My twin sister lives in Southampton, and we love going to get a sugar brioche and cappuccino at Sant Ambroeus (santambroeus.com).”
“We created a T-shirt with the slogan ‘GIRLS CAN DO ANYTHING’—it was simply a positive message. But then I got caught up in a movement: from Spain to the USA, doing women’s panels and supporting a message for women to believe in themselves, as I had been taught forever.”
“I was born with a passion for fashion... but it also comes from my mother. She dressed my twin and I in the most beautiful ways: one day romantic style with long dresses and hats like a Sara Moon painting; the next day, more masculine with black turtlenecks, minishorts and Burberry trenchcoats. She totally inspired me.”
“I slide into a Zadig flower dress and white sneakers in the morning. Then for lunch, I like to keep myself ready between the beach mood and lunch mood. I choose a pair of denim shorts with one of my favorite oversized T-shirts, but with a black blazer that I put on my shoulders. I pair it with sparkly Giuseppe Zanotti flat sandals. And for the evening, one of Zadig & Voltaire’s silk lace camisole slip-on dresses with black open sandals.”
“I love having a glass of rose? on the deck at Duryea’s Lobster Deck, but the best place for a cocktail is back at my sister’s house on Lake Agawam. There are no words to describe the golden glow that permeates the garden and living room when the sun sets.”