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Style Q&A: Hart Hagerty

February 2018
Style Q&A: Hart Hagerty

The designer behind Hart—known for vibrant tassel earrings, as well as embroidered jackets and gold pendant necklaces—fills us in on her “relaxed but sexy” style

Hagerty wears earrings and a jacket of her own design.

“Topknot” earrings in “turquoise,” $58 each at harthagerty.com

Q Why are tassel earrings so popular?
A
They’re fun to wear! And because I produce everything directly with artisans in Shanghai, mine look and feel more expensive than they are.

Q Name your biggest career moment.
A
Seeing my earrings in Oprah magazine’s January 2018 issue made me cry.  

Q Have Valentine’s Day plans?
A
I’d like to stay at home, cook a decadent meal for my boyfriend, and listen to records—anything by The War on Drugs or Arthur Russell’s That’s Us/Wild Combination, which is positively dreamy.

Q What are you coveting for your spring wardrobe?
A
I’m about to invest in some comfortable block-heel “Jardin” sandals by Marais USA. I walk every day from my apartment to my studio on Broad Street, so I want to be practical yet polished.

Raven Roxanne’s Sweet Little Love Song, 24x24 inches, from the Nests in Lucite collection

Q Who’s a favorite local artist?
A
Painter Raven Roxanne, who exudes creativity and kindness

Q How do you enjoy your off hours?
A
A perfect day off includes a walk on Sullivan’s Island, dinner at The Obstinate Daughter (above), and ice cream at Beardcat’s. 

Q Describe your personal style.
A
Relaxed yet always a little sexy; wannabe French girl. A couple of my wardrobe obsessions right now are fitted vintage Levi’s by Re/Done, my bohemian-luxe “Shanghai Jacket” by Hart, and Golden Goose low-top sneakers.

Zimmermann’s “Painted Heart Cascade Playsuit,” $695 at Hampden Clothing

Q What high-end designer do you splurge on?
A
I love the playfulness, sexiness, and fun of Zimmermann 

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Photographs by (Hart Hagerty) Ashtin Paige, (styled product shot) Sarah Harvey Hale, (The Obstinate Daughter) Andrew Cebulka, & (earrings) Hart Hagerty & courtesy of (Zimmerman playsuit) Hampden Clothing, (Sweet LIttle Love Song) Raven Roxanne & (sandals) Marais USA