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Women of Style 2018

By Phebe Wahl

Photography by Gregg Delman

08.28.18

Five Manhattan mavens share their sartorial secrets—and prove that style is a deeply personal pursuit.

ASHLEY STARK KENNER 
From fabrics to fashion, the creative director of Stark Carpet weaves style into all she touches.

I developed my unique sense of style... from a young age. I always picked my own clothing and decorated my rooms.
I would describe my style as... classic with an edge. I love to mix high and low. I love Gucci and the new collections, Prada’s classic nylon [and] Chloé for my bohemian side, and recently I have been loving Miu Miu.
My signature look... is turquoise; I never leave home without one piece of turquoise jewlery.
My style mantra is... to never follow the trends. I use them more as an accent or influence.
My current passion project is... building my dream town house. I bought a very old house that used to belong to FAO Schwarz, and I am gutting it. It has been a dream to do a town house, and I have been loving the process!