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Joseph Altuzarra, Designer.

Altuzarra has been called an “overnight sensation,” and it’s certainly an accurate descriptor of the young designer’s meteoric rise on the scene (Forbes Magazine named him in their 30 Under 30 issue a few years ago). Raised in Paris, educated at Swarthmore College, and now building a business in New York City, Altuzarra brings a globetrotting Euro-American point of view to his work. The collection has been lauded for its sharp tailoring and strong silhouettes, especially the amazing outerwear, but Altuzarra admits to “wearing the same sweater for weeks.” Get a load of his secret habits, here.

What’s the one habit you have that changed your life for the better?
I quit smoking a year and a half ago.

What’s the one habit you have that’s not so great?
Biting my nails.

What’s your naughtiest habit?
Eating the frosting off of any cake.

What’s your secret (or not-so-secret) style habit?
I usually wear the same sweater over and over again for weeks.

What’s a habit every woman should have to stay sane?
Turning off her phone after the work day is over.

What three chic styling tips should every woman adopt?
I love women who wear men’s sweaters or shirts with very feminine pencil skirts. It’s unexpected and very sexy.
Every woman should have one great pair of flared pants: they’re flattering and never go out of style.
Incorporating a bit of print into your wardrobe can freshen up your look.


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