Uber-chic mother-and-daughter duo Sally, left, and Chloe Perrin — the Co-Founder and Creative Director of the family-owned luxury leather accessories company, Perrin Paris — have a shared passion for fashion, pink champagne and incredibly cool style icons. Think Catherine Deneuve, Jackie O and Lauren Hutton. They tell us about everything from their dreams of raiding each other’s closets to the advice they swap about boys and social media. Above, Sally wears the Debra caftan and Chloe, the Kamilla gown.
My style icons…
Sally Perrin: Lauren Hutton, Sheikha Mozah and Grace Jones.
Chloe Perrin: Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Hardy
A perfect day mother-daughter day…
SP: Visiting a museum, then having a long leisurely lunch at a new restaurant.
CP: Going to a museum, giggling on the bus, having champagne at lunch and buying shoes.
And dream mother-daughter vacation destination…
SP: Tokyo — I cannot wait to take both my daughters Chloe and Emma to my favorite city.
CP: Morocco or Ireland!
The best advice my mom ever gave me…
SP: My own mother who just turned 80 taught me to be remarkably simple, yet simply remarkable. Chloe told me to evolve my style as I get older by wearing more color, and now I’m obsessed with curating a colorful wardrobe! Instead of looking at shoes in black, I only have eyes for the fuchsia!
CP: When I was a little girl, my mom told me to remind myself that “every day in every way I’m getting better and better!”
I’d describe my daughter’s style as…
SP: Seventies sleek for day, romantic with an edge for evening.
And I’d describe my mother’s style as…
CP: My mom’s style reminds me of Carrie Bradshaw’s in Sex & the City: always eclectic and surprising. She dresses according to her moods.
How my daughter inspires me…
SP: She’s so smart for her age, and funny as hell. She has an unassuming confidence I am rather in awe of, perhaps this comes from her French education.
And how my mother inspires me…
CP: I don’t even know where to begin. I know this sounds cheesy, but she’s kind of the most amazing woman I know. She inspires me to be hardworking, smart, elegant and truthful but also to be an exceptionally loving, caring and fun mother to my future children.
If I could steal five things from the other’s closet…
SP: The many beautiful pieces I handed down to her over the years. When I see them on Chloe, it makes me want them all back! (Especially the McQueen leather biker jacket.)
CP: Her Yves Saint Laurent heels, her Balenciaga flower dress, her Margiela knee-high boots, her Prada coat and her Cartier watch (cherry on the cake)!
I always call her when I need advice about…
SP: Something I’m considering posting on Instagram! Chloe has such an editor’s eye.
CP: Boys and interior decorating.
The best part about working with family…
SP: The pride and joy we all share during each successful step forward!
CP: When something great happens we can scream with excitement and appreciate it on a whole other level, together.
And the most challenging…
SP: Containing emotions during the work process.
CP: Knowing where to draw the line between familiar attitude and professional behavior in front of others at the office.
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