Reese’s love affair with the color pink is passionate. The designer says many of the walls in her office are painted pink, and so is her desk. In fact, the color is incorporated into nearly every collection. "Sometimes the shade is azalea, sometimes rhododendron, sometimes shocking," she says. "It’s just so full of life." Think it’s not for over-40 women? In Reese’s view, pink flatters the face ("like blushing cheeks") and, when cuts are kept sleek and simple (like a sheath), is perfectly grown-up.
Tracy Reese silk-wool blend dress ($320, eluxury.com); Tracy Reese leather belt with brass buckle ($138, 212-807-0505); Isaac Manevitz for Ben-Amun crystal on velvet ribbon necklace ($500, ben-amun.com)
Originally published in MORE magazine, December 2008/January 2009.