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Chloé’s Trudie necklace and Saint Laurent earrings (below)

What statement piece would you most like to add to your wardrobe this season? “I’d love to own a pair of Stella McCartney’s chunky vegan boots. I consider necessity, function, durability, impeccable fit, ethical materials and manufacturing.” What’s on your current reading and viewing list? “I loved The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and Father Soldier Son on Netflix, and I Know This Much is True with Mark Ruffalo on HBO. Also, Louise Erdrich’s “The Round House,” Elizabeth Wetmore’s “Valentine” and Ocean Vuong’s “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.” Umi’s EP Introspection is great.” When you’re in Miami, where do you stay and how do you approach dressing? “I love staying right by the sea and taking in the Art Deco architecture and authentic Cuban food. I tend to wear mid-length dresses and lace-up sandals or breezy wide leg trousers, babouche slippers and little knit tops. Sunglasses and lots of gold jewelry are also key.” Perez Art Museum Miami

RACHAEL WANG

What is your go-to outfit equation for feeling your best at work and onset? “My go-to work look is generally menswear and statement personal jewelry. I’ll either wear a pantsuit, or an oversized striped mens button-down with vintage Levi’s.”

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For this New York City-based stylist, creative director and brand image consultant, a strong sense of fashion and unwavering social responsibility go hand in hand. After stints at Style.com and Allure, Wang now interweaves her personal values around sustainability, environmentalism, diversity and inclusivity into work for publications such as The Clash, The Telegraph and Document Journal. “My goal is to make people feel seen and empowered,” she says. Up next? She’s just launched a collection of thoughtfully considered swimwear for Ookioh, made from recycled nylon. In this 2020 climate where WFH fashion is the new norm, Wang believes in the uplifting power of wholly personal style. “My relationship with fashion has gone inward recently. Clothing provides a form of comfort to me in a way that it never did previously.” To wit, here are some of the things that have captured her discerning eye. —Mosha Lundström Halbert

How would you spend your dream Miami day? “I might start the morning at PAMM and then head up to Bal Harbour Shops to pop into Bottega Veneta to check out Daniel Lee’s latest and smell candles at Diptyque. In the afternoon, I’d probably go for a swim in the sea. I’d chow down on the Vegan Stephen and Garden Maki sushi at Makoto for dinner.”

Makoto’s Vegan Stephen roll Bottega Veneta BV Crisscross clutch

How have you used the unpredictableness of the past year to better yourself? “Society is changing and I am watching with excited anticipation to see how it unfolds. Slowing down has been forced on many of us, but I think the opportunity to pad ourselves with time to be reflective, to make thoughtful decisions and to consider the outcome of our actions just might be the magic ingredient to initiate true and lasting progress.” What are some indispensable tools that you 82 BAL HARBOUR

rely on to make life easier? “I love Brooklyn Supported Agriculture’s gorgeous local organic produce delivery service.” What are some key elements of your morning routine? “I start my morning with a sweaty 60-minute virtual yoga class with Urban Asanas and then a cold shower. For breakfast, I’ve been making a simple chia pudding in a recycled jam jar. I top it with fresh blackberries and lavender flowers, both of which I have been cultivating in my little patio garden.”

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What in the art world is inspiring you right now? “Kimberly Drew’s daily curation of a piece of art in ‘Something I Saw’ has been moving and thoughtprovoking. Through her lens, I have been exposed to deeply inspiring work I otherwise might have missed.”

PHOTO BY ROBIN HILL (PAMM), CARMEN CHAN; CARLY KLEIN (MAKOTO) (DREW) COURTESY MAKOTO

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Bal Harbour Magazine Fall 2020 issue  

Stay connected to the world of fashion, style and beauty with the Bal Harbour magazine Fall 2020 issue! Please visit https://www.balharbour...

Bal Harbour Magazine Fall 2020 issue  

Stay connected to the world of fashion, style and beauty with the Bal Harbour magazine Fall 2020 issue! Please visit https://www.balharbour...

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