How would you describe
your personal style?
photographs by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE
text by Caroline Biggs
My granddaughter, Caroline Snow, and my great-granddaughter, Secret Snow. Not only do I love them, but they’re very inspiring.
The Abbey of the Val-Richer, in Normandy, France—the Schlumberger family enclave—which was once a 12th-century Cistercian monastery.
The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas—the art museum my mom and dad created. I had the privilege to help choose, along with my sister Adelaide, many of its important pieces, by such artists as de Kooning, Barnett Newman, and John Cage.
My own black jumpsuit, in lightweight Italian wool, which I’ve perfected throughout the years. At one point, Yves Saint Laurent asked my friend Claude Lalanne, “Qui ta fait ça?” (“Who made that?”), and I loved that he loved it.
I do not scrimp or splurge, but I can’t resist exceptional fabrics and artwork from up-and-coming artists like Tona Pellizzi.
Guests. And lighting because it renews any space absolutely.
To be bold, from my wise and adventurous sister Adelaide, who always encourages me to be daring.
Oprah Winfrey. She leads you on a great path and is absolutely beautiful.