If we had to imagine a modern-day fashion princess, she’d look something like this: an American transplant living abroad in a beautiful historic home, full of treasures, art, and lots and lots of shoes. Add in a handful of Star Wars toys (this princess has a few adorable children) and a bohemian-inspired clothing line, and you’ve got Kim Hersov.
The drop-dead gorgeous former editor at American Vogue, and U.K. Harper’s Bazaar, now lives in Notting Hill with her partner, a contemporary artist, and literally every square inch of her home is stylish. From the walls covered in art by the likes of Pieter Hugo, Mat Collishaw, and Alastair Mackinven, to the collections of silver and Peruvian china, you can tell Hersov has an *eye*.
And then there’s her closet. Or, closets, rather, as she has two giant ones—one mainly intended to house her more than substantial vintage collection. As one half of the boho-tinged, Indian-inspired line Talitha, Hersov channels her love of special pieces, and her signature blend of rock chick slash world traveler into a collection of perfect dresses, separates, and jackets. Oh, and did we mention she’s also a columnist for Net-a-Porter’s The Edit, and a co-founder of the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Trust? Because she is.
After spending the morning with Hersov talking art and London vintage resources (psst, this is one of her faves) she tossed on a capelet (ok!) and a pair of Alaïa sandals (ok! ok!) and whisked off to (what we imagine had to have been) a very, very cool meeting with someone very, very cool. Because in a 2016 fairy tale, the princess is also a boss.