What does it take to emerge as one of our favorite Hamptons style-istas? Passion, whimsy, individuality, and the capacity to inspire with just one look. Stay tuned all week long to see who made the cut! We tapped MADE founder Jenné Lombardo to get the secret behind all of her best dressed glory. Please, take notes on the below..
What’s your most prized fashion possession?
Anything passed down to me from my grandmother. I can’t wear most of it, but I appreciate the formality of style back then. There was so much pride and effort that went into dressing up.
Whose style do you admire most?
I appreciate menswear and think every man should dress like or try to emulate James Dean and Marlon Brando at least once in their lives. Tight, rolled-up T-shirts, baggy pants with a belt cinched at the waist, pants cuffed up high, a leather jacket if it gets cold. That look could break a million hearts!
What’s the oldest item in your closet?
Some Victorian lace tea dresses from the early 1900s. They are so ghost-like and beautiful.
What’s one thing we will never see you wearing?
Khakis, Crocs, and anything by Christian Audigier.
What are you currently lusting after?
A men’s vintage Rolex from the ’50s with a brown crocodile band and a Toyota Land Cruiser from 1985–86 in light steel blue.
What are your secret shopping resources?
eBay is my go-to shopping destination, but I wouldn’t say it’s much of a secret. I also love going to yard sales and vintage shops in very non-metropolitan cities for amazing finds.
Your closet could be described as…
Who is the beneficiary of your hand-me-downs?
My daughter, Roxy.
Great style is…
Jeans: J Brand and AND
Workout garb: Nike
Jewelry: Laura Cantu, Pamela Love, Jennifer Fisher, Anndra Neen, and Zana Bayne
Watch: iPhone 5