FALL STYLE WITH JENNIFER ALFANO
Jennifer: Usually in the fall I am in jeans (vintage Levi 501’s) every day, but this year I bought 3 pairs of pleated trousers from The Row (all on sale, I searched high and low for them) in black, ivory and navy which are the base of most of my looks. I have a thing for gray v-neck sweaters, so my Heidi Wynne Ryan V-Neck will be a constant. On top of it all, my HommeGirls oversized Chesterfield and a black HW cash throw. On my feet: my Gucci loafers (if it’s not too cold), classic Stan Smiths or Toteme boots.
Heidi: Could you please share with us your fall makeup and skin care favorites?
Jennifer: I bought the Westman Atelier Le Box holiday gift box from Knockout Beauty—I love the deep lip shades. I’ve also been using my Victoria Beckham Tweed Eye Palette a lot lately too. I definitely like to wear more makeup when it’s cold. Now that I’m running outside for exercise and it’s colder, I need more hydration for my skin, so Vintner’s Daughter Botanical Serum is an always favorite. I swear by it.
Heidi: Do you have any fall travel plans or local plans?
Jennifer: My favorite weekend activity varies. A perfect quiet day is a walk at Rockefeller State Park and an evening at home with a fire and a perfect Manhattan that my husband makes.
Rockefeller State Park
I am also looking forward to dressing up and going out for dinner and cocktails; I like old school NY places like Bemelman’s Bar and Raoul’s (though it’s so hard to get into!).
As far as travel, we are headed to Paris the week of Thanksgiving. I couldn’t be more excited, it’s been way too long.
Heidi: What are you reading and watching this fall season?
Jennifer: I’m starting to read Jonathan Franzen’s new book, Crossroads.
What I’m most excited about is I finally subscribed to The Criterion Collection and am planning on covering a lot of ground with old movies, which you are so good at recommending. I recently watched La Pointe Courte that Rolla Wazni posted on her IG; it was beautifully shot and I hadn’t seen an Agnes Varda’s film before, I’m thinking of going down director rabbit holes.
Heidi: Do you have a favorite fall meal?
Jennifer: I hardly ever eat meat anymore, but one thing I have to make a couple of times when it’s cold is Bill Blass’s meatloaf. It is hands down the best.