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! It’s time to get familiar with the name Sarika Rastogi. The senior director of communications at Tod’s has her own tweak on chic worth discussing…
What’s your most prized fashion possession?
All my Chanel. I was so lucky to have so much amazing stuff from when I worked there.
Whose style do you admire most?
I do love Queen Raina of Jordan’s classic elegance, but I also like Lou Doillon, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Caroline de Maigret. French women are in a whole other category of chic. And I always think Caroline Issa is flawless.
What’s the oldest item in your closet?
Miniskirts from Abercrombie & Fitch that I got in high school, and vintage minidresses that my mom wore in the late ’60s.
What are you currently lusting after?
Céline wide-leg pants would be heaven.
What are your secret shopping resources?
I am very equal opportunity when it comes to shopping. If something strikes my fancy in a window I will go check it out. I love a little Forever 21 for summer things like cover-ups and beach sandals, which always end up being such hits with people and many people would never think to look there for that stuff!
Your closet could be described as…
High and low. That’s how I’ve always dressed.
What’s the most embarrassing item in your closet?
Probably those two Abercrombie miniskirts!
T-shirts: Everyone from Alexander Wang to Madewell.
Jeans: I have not worn jeans since 2006.
Socks: I just wear little Nike white socks when I work out, and that’s the only time I wear them.
Workout garb: Carbon38 and my friend just told me about Gap, which has great stuff.