• Grace Pearson


    I love hearing from you ladies and gentlemen. Whether it's an impromptu introduction on the street, an encouraging comment, or in this particular case, a personal email...I appreciate it all. Cue Grace Pearson, pictured here in her favorite bespoke French navy suit. She wrote me to simply say "thank you." In a recent interview with the New Zealand Herald, Pearson rattles off style icons such as Jackie Kennedy, cites Unabashedly Prep as her principal style inspiration, and discloses that she makes her own bow ties. And if you can believe it gentlemen, it actually gets better.

    Photographed by Babiche Martens for New Zealand Herald

    The young kiwi works in a man's world—that of made-to-measure tailoring. Pearson is cutting her teeth at the contemporary Auckland tailoring house Crane Brothers, who not only cut suiting for men, but women as well. If Pearson was the last woman to ever fold inspiration gleaned from Unabashedly Prep into her personal style, I could stop blogging a happy man. And the admiration is mutual. In fact, she's the newest addition to the Dream Girl file.

    Read the rest of the interview as she goes into the finer details of her personal style and the nagging premonition she's the only preppy girl in the entire country.

    Jun 5, 2012 | Permalink (13) Total Comments

    Dora left a comment on 7/20/2012 at 9:38 PM:

    i’m curious to know what your wife says about your “dream girls” pinboard. they are all babes!

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 7/19/2012 at 11:35 AM:

    @Elizabeth—I’m imaging a classic leather closed toe heel in walnut.

    Elizabeth left a comment on 7/16/2012 at 4:12 PM:

    She looks spectacular! I wonder what sort of shoes she was wearing with this?

    Leslie left a comment on 7/16/2012 at 1:50 PM:

    Love your blog, but I wonder why I have received this and many other posts three times in the last week?

    emjkmj left a comment on 7/13/2012 at 5:38 PM:

    @ Trailer Trad, if that’s reason #425, I’d like to see #1-10!  p.s.  great name BTW.

    Trailer Trad left a comment on 7/13/2012 at 1:30 PM:

    New Zealand is great, Reason #425.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 7/12/2012 at 7:23 PM:

    @Andrew—Did you not read the first paragraph? :) Miss Pearson is the one who passed this along to me.

    Andrew left a comment on 7/12/2012 at 5:56 PM:

    Assuming the New Zealand Herald isn’t a daily read of yours, did you find this because tit popped up on your google alert for UnabashedlyPrep.com? Either way, an amazing and gorgeous girl. Sigh…

    Saturdays left a comment on 7/12/2012 at 2:53 PM:

    She is definitely an interesting person. And that interview was fantastic, I’ll have to watch Valentino: The Last Emperor to better understand what drives her.

    Y.L. Hollander left a comment on 7/12/2012 at 9:19 AM:

    It’s as if Annie Hall and Gordon Gekko had a love child.

    A terribly bright, engaging and gorgeous love child.

    Desmond Kinlaw left a comment on 7/12/2012 at 9:17 AM:

    She is just fascinating. Her look is classic. She looks like a woman who can command respect and attention. I think that’s very important and honestly one of the most attractive traits one can posses.

    Chinos & Cheesecake

    Robert left a comment on 7/12/2012 at 7:56 AM:

    Stunning…I wish my tailor looked like her.

    David left a comment on 7/12/2012 at 12:27 AM:

    Good to see a New Zealander here.