Comfort definitely plays a much bigger factor when you are running around after kids. But otherwise, that’s about it. I don’t believe I need to dress more ‘mum like’ just because I’m a mother now,” says Lexie Rodriguez in jest, when asked how motherhood has shifted her views on personal style. The 35-year-old APAC regional manager of Soho House, a private membership club for people in the creative industries, has lived and breathed fashion, even from a young age.
She recalls: “When I was 10, my family and I were on holiday in Rome. My siblings and I were given holiday pocket money to spend. And unlike regular kids who would buy loads of different things, I used all of my money to get a small Miu Miu backpack.”
Lexie counts Daphne Guinness as her role model. Known for her distinctive and unapologetic approach to fashion, Guinness easily sticks out from the crowd with her daring style. And so does Lexie.
She’s no fashion victim though. “I definitely follow trends less (than others), and comfort actually influences the way I dress. I also take inspiration from art, architecture and nature.” But she’s currently really into the SS ’21 trends of oversized blazers and bohemian folk prints. She sums up her sensibility as playful, confident, vibrant, free, and eclectic.
So this is how Lexie dresses herself in the morning, “I spend some time thinking about how I feel that day – emotionally and physically – then choose clothes based on that. If I’m feeling down, I’ll wear colourful outfits to brighten up my mood, or if I’m kind of feeling flabby, then I won’t wear anything tight.” It all boils down to a really simple rule actually: Listen to yourself. “I only wear what I genuinely love,” concludes Lexie.