NAME: Leigh Danielle Honeycutt, Baton Rouge
OCCUPATION: Deputy director of the Foundation for Historical Louisiana and French graduate studies student.
Tell us about what you’re wearing.
“BCBG tailored white summer suit and multicolored cowl-neck fringe top.”
Who or what most influences your style?
“It’s always been Europe.Their architecture inspires my sense of structure and form, and European women value being put together. I often feel that Americans have overly ?’casualized’ the way we dress.”
What’s the best fashion advice you’ve ever gotten?
“Being a lady is always in style, from my mother.”
What item do you find yourself buying over and over again?
“Novelty jackets and blazers. You can dress them up or down, wear them to work or to dinner; they’re universal and versatile.”
What’s your favorite trend right now?
“Not having to follow one! I think we have finally embraced the idea of individualized style and that is so refreshing.”
Are you a shoe or handbag kind of woman? How many do you own?
“Handbag woman here. I was once told during my tenure at Neiman Marcus that ?’pursing’ was something you do with your lips, not something you carry around. Ever since then I have an appreciation for handbags. I believe that investing in one nice piece can last you a lifetime. For me, handbags aren’t about quantity but rather quality. My favorite is my quilted pale pink patent leather Marc Jacobs satchel. I’ve had it for five years!”
What’s the one beauty product you can’t live without?
“Nars lipstick in Heat Wave.”