Misty Guerriero Craves Cartier, Collects Hats, and Travels the World to Get Dressed
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Photos by Becky Bartkowski Clockwise from left: Some of Guerriero's jewelry on the inside door of her closet; Guerriero with her Boxer, Mia; A closer look at her eclectic, mostly vintage clothing collection.
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It will come as a surprise to exactly zero Phoenix shopping fiends that Misty Guerriero, owner and namesake of Vintage By Misty, has a closet of designer delights, new and old.
Maison Martin Margiela shoes stand next to Louboutins, below a Chanel purse, and a rack of clothing in bright colors and bold patterns that would look right at home in Guerriero's shop.
"I'm very eclectic," she says, wearing a layered taupe-pink ensemble composed of a knit cropped top with a vintage nightgown beneath, suede boots, boho-chic drop earrings. "I don't have a particular look. It's all about mood."
Ring photo courtesy of Misty Guerriero; Other photos by Becky Bartkowski Top: A photo of Navon and Guerriero in an open shelving portion of her closet next to fashion books. Bottom left: Guerriero's wedding ring. Bottom right: Her collection of perfumes.
Guerriero globe trots to find goodies for her store and her own closet, and this year she says she'll travel to Israel (where her husband, Ofer Navon, is from) and make stops in Rome and/or Spain. In London she has a friend who keeps an eye out for pieces she thinks Guerriero will like. But the shop girl doesn't see her store as closet competition. She says she can appreciate a beautiful item without getting too attached, and that's why she has her shop.
She admits there is one accessory she'd call her favorite or most prized. That's her vintage 1930s wedding ring from Tel Aviv. "It has love behind it," she explains, showing off the unfinished diamond set in platinum and yellow gold.