The lower Manhattan skyline and FiDi, when viewed from the Brooklyn’s side, always has that special 80s-90s feeling about it, especially in the mornings and right after the sunset. I love to take an occasional stroll there, along the promenade, with a vaporwave playlist in the airpods, wearing one of my pastel pink pantsuits and adding some posh flashy jewelry to top it off. I’ve partnered #WithFarfetch, so you can shop my select jewelry pieces, link in bio @pomellato via @farfetch #sponsored
1.What’s your age and full name? Marina Ingvarsson, 32
2. What do you do for a living? I style, blog and influence.
3. How long have you lived in your city? 10 years
4. Which neighborhood do you live in? Long Island City, NY
5. Where you were born? Ukraine
6. Where are you in the picture you sent? Why did you choose that location? The location I chose has that classic New York vibe that separates NYC from any other city in the world. This view never gets old, and is a reminder of sorts to why I chose to live here.
7. How would you describe the way you dress? I’m always trying to find the balance between elegance and practicality, but lately I’ve found that I’m not afraid to slightly overdress, as long as I’m confident about my picks. When I start my days fully dressed in the look I love, I’m more productive.
8. What are you obsessed with at the moment? As a new mom, my daughter is of course my main obsession these days.
9. What could you never live without? A full night's sleep.
10. What’s the best and worst thing about your city? New York is a city where the dreams come true. And it's both the best and the worst part about it. While it can be a source of endless energy and inspiration, with everyone focused on fulfilling their dreams - it's quite hard to maintain continuos and stable friendships, for example.
11. What’s the biggest misconception about your city? People tend to think that since NYC is a fast city - then things in your career must naturally happen at a fast pace. While this could be true in some cases, generally New York is about patiently waiting while working very hard.
12. Does your city have its own style? If so, how would you describe it? It used to be known for the all-black attire, but things have changed. With all the possible color combinations in abundance, I'd say it's mostly the silhouette that is recognizable these days - I call it "heavy on top, light on the bottom" - when the loose coats with scarves or oversized jackets are mixed with the very minimal and sporty footwear. I think this trend has been brought here by all the cool asian kids that have entered the fashion scene in recent years.
13. What’s the best place in your city that we might not know about? I absolutely love the Brooklyn botanic garden. It's beautiful, quiet and can feel very private even in the Summer months. And I'm amazed at how many new yorkers have never been there.
14. What’s been your proudest professional achievement? All the personal relationships with the amazing people that I've met through my work.
15. Who do you look to on Instagram for style inspiration day to day? Lauren Faye's @c_l_o for beautiful lifestyle images, and Benjamin Grillon's @thecolourjournal for the absolute best color combo ideas
16. How do people wear jewellery in your city? Do you think this is a reflection of its culture? In New York, the jewellery is all about self expression and statements. Like cars in LA, in NYC your jewellery is an extension of your personality.
17. How do you wear jewellery everyday? Does is play a part in your overall style? Large minimalist artsy statement pieces, stacks of thin rings or bracelets - used to balance an otherwise simplistic or color-blocked look.
As you have probably figured out, I'm all about pastel colors and dusty pink hues in particular. I also love the unconventional statement pieces to wear to the special events. It's not so much about being overdressed, but If I find a unique outfit for the night out, that'll definitely be my preference. Recently I've discovered this beautiful pale pink sequin lace jumpsuit with removable skirt, made by Shay Jaffar. Her namesake brand just started in 2018, with garments being designed and crafted in New York City at the family-owned studios in the heart of Manhattan. I really loved her designs and aesthetics, mixing statement elements with the understated cut that works as a great option for those who prefer to dress modestly. Shay's “The Lapidary Collection” is for a contemporary woman in all her dazzling sophistication. I'm happy to support her and below is my little impromptu behind the scenes of me getting ready for a recent big night out.
I’m wearing: Rubellite Sequin Lace Jumpsuit With Removable Skirt by Shay Jaffar.
With our style series Barneys Shoe Stories, we put ourselves in the shoes of dynamic women whose lives are inspiring us with every step they take. Meet Marina Ingvarsson, a New York–based stylist who balances fashion-forward elegance with practicality for a schedule that never stops.
I grew up in Russia, and when I was 16 I had my first modeling contest and then went to Paris for a couple months. That’s where I really started to learn about styling. I observed the way women there put together their outfits and managed to make even the simplest looks have that certain je ne sais quoi. I especially loved how elegant the older women are there. They dressed simply but with a colorful heel or that little something special. I also learned a lot from being on photo shoots as a model. I was always taking notes on what colors combined nicely or what the trends were, and I loved it.
When I came to New York nine years ago, I was still modeling. After Instagram came out, I started posting my outfits and getting lots of positive attention from people, so I started a blog, too. My husband is a fashion photographer, and he’s always looking for great stylists for his shoots. He asked me to do one a few years ago, and I realized just how much I loved it. Now I am a full-time stylist. My days are never the same, but they’re always busy whether I’m doing a morning of emails, going to showroom appointments, or styling on set.
As for my personal style, I’m always trying to find the balance between elegance and practicality, but lately I’ve found that I’m not afraid to slightly overdress, as long as I’m confident about my picks. When I start my days fully dressed in a look that I love, I’m more productive.
I love this look! The slightly relaxed beige trench coat goes so well over a fitted little black dress—such a classic pairing that invites a strong mix of modern accessories. These slingback heels from The Row are so fresh in white leather and work perfectly for various scenarios day or night.
Suits are a great passion of mine. When in doubt, wear a suit is my motto. They’re easy to style for any scenario, and they always make you look and feel very important. Basically, they’re the ultimate fashion mood-booster. I chose these Paul Andrew mules to go with the Vivetta suit because they’re playful and a little edgy and make the suit feel even more fun. The heels are also a nice height for a day on the go.
I’ve always been a fan of Dries Van Noten’s bold prints. They’re a great way to make a statement with minimum effort. I’d wear this look to daytime meetings, but it works for drinks with friends, too. It’s important to maintain a balance, so with a statement dress like that, make sure your accessories and especially your shoes are emphasizing it, not competing with it. I love the texture and color of these Loeffler Randall heels.
In my recent search for the coolest new jewelry designers who create a high-quality pieces for everyday life but still affordable, I hit the jackpot and found the combination of both in this creation by Ana Luisa Jewelry, who caught my attention with their fascinating contemporary aesthetic and each product is individually handcrafted with superior materials. Which makes them in limited quantity to guarantee their uniqueness.