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The Label To Know Now

“I discovered Mafalda von Hessen on a recent trip to San Francisco. (The two-year-old brand by the German princess of the same name does elegant, military-tinged clothes meant to take one from the country to the city.)”

Go-To Shopping Haunts

“Rachel Comey in Soho for jeans, Matches Fashion in London for up-and-coming designers, Fivestory on 69th Street (in New York’s Upper East Side) for caftans, and Barneys for shoes.”

Her Wardrobe Perennials

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Rosie Assoulin is a mainstay in Medine’s wardrobe.

“Rosie Assoulin pants and Chanel shoes.”

Signature Scent

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Medine loves the spicy and floral blend of this fragrance.

“Byredo’s Rose Of No Man’s Land (with spicy and oriental notes like pink pepper, Turkish rose and papyrus)… I walked into the store on Wooster Street, smelled every fragrance, and decided that this would be my scent.”

Must-Visit Museum

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The Guggenheim is her all-time favourite museum.
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Her favourite artist Maurizio Cattelan is known for satirical sculptures like “America” – a fully functional toilet in 18K yellow gold.

“New York’s Guggenheim. It’s where I discovered one of my favourite names in art: Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan.”

An Artist She’s Into

“UK-based Zoe Buckman, who works with a lot of neons. My favourite piece is a neon diagram of a uterus with boxing gloves – it reminds me that that’s where female strength lies.”

A Book To Know

“South and West, the new book by American literary icon Joan Didion that contains two new excerpts from her private diary.”

Favourite Song Of All Time

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TLC’s No Scrubs is her ’90s jam.

“No Scrubs by TLC, the original, female empowerment group.”

Where She Goes For R&R

“My very own bathtub.”

This story first appeared in Female’s June 2017 issue.

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