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How Editor in Chief Dara Caponigro Does Ladylike Style

Flirty, fabulous, and feminine—with a twist.

May 13, 2022
Francesco Lagnese

"My style tends to skew a bit more masculine but, that doesn’t mean I’m beyond a ribbon here or a ruffle there. It may surprise you, but lately, I’ve been craving all things pretty and polished—things that still have verve but with that little dainty extra something."

Dara Caponigro, FREDERIC editor in chief
  • "Romantic done my way."

    Polka Dot Cocktail Dress by Monique Lhuillier, $4,195, neimanmarcus.com

  • "Ladylike but strong."

    Small 16 Bag in Satinated Calfskin Black by Celine, $3,850, celine.com

  • "I bought these to mix with my modern white plates for a surprising combination."

    Pink Iseo Tumbler by Zafferano, $36, landofbelle.com

  • "A slim profile that will light up your face without overwhelming it."

    Headband by Chanel, $2,025, chanel.com

  • "They’ll brighten your day each morning."

    Cairo Scallop Bath Towel by Matouk, $99, matouk.com

  • "Dressing-room ready."

    Plumes Et Rubans Wallcovering by Schumacher, fschumacher.com

  • "A gutsy version of a cat eye—my kind of pretty!"

    Oversized Cat Eye Sunglasses In Havana Blue by Victoria Beckham, $335, victoriabeckham.com

  • "Ruffle as architecture."

    Merly Ruffle Two-Piece Bikini Set by Maygel Coronel, $330, neimanmarcus.com

  • "Flirty while still being graphic cool."

    Lady Wallcovering by Schumacher, fschumacher.com

  • "The bias stripe keeps this from feeling too saccharine"

    Brigitte Stripe 16″ Pillow by Schumacher, fschumacher.com

  • "My take on a floral dress."

    Floral Lace Puff-Sleeve Tea-Length Dress by Lela Rose, $1,990, neimanmarcus.com

  • "Delicate embellishment on a clean silhouette."

    Star Wine Glasses (Set of 6) by Land of Belle, $158, landofbelle.com