Sutton Strake prides himself on his unique sense of style, even if Bravo fans haven’t caught up yet.
“Initially, it hurt when people didn’t seem to understand my fashion choices. But right now, I don’t care to comment and stuff,” the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star told Page Six Style at her “Cashmere & Caviar” party on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
“I love couture — and couture is all about slow fashion and meticulous detail,” adds the reality TV personality, who is about to enter her second season as a full-time “Housewife.”
“It doesn’t translate to a lot of people. People don’t understand it all the time because it’s a little different — but I’m a little different.”
Bravolebrity, 50, said she couldn’t help but laugh when social media trolls told her to “fire” [her] stylist” — because he didn’t hire her.
“I I my stylist. I styled myself and I wouldn’t have done it any other way. Just because if I don’t like it, then I won’t feel comfortable. I don’t like people telling me what to wear – or what to do in general – because I am an earth sign,” explains Virgo. “So I was punished and I don’t need anyone to do that for me.”
Strake, a committed fashion connoisseur who is known for attending the Met Gala or flying to Europe on extensive shopping trips, says her background in art has left an indelible mark on her fashion sense.
“I am an artist. I’ve always been an artist. I was a dancer, always tearing my tights and cutting my tights. I am also a choreographer. Now I just choreograph for my own life and fashion is a big part of my choreography,” she said. “I want people to know that it’s okay to be unique and help them understand that you can express yourself however you want.”
Even though Stracke admits to having a “fetish” for Dolce & Gabbana tiaras and favors high-end labels for her on-screen looks, she’s not completely against casual wear.
The Georgian native, who recently attended the Stagecoach country music festival in an evening gown and cowboy boots, has just launched a line of comfortable cashmere for sale at his SUTTON boutique in West Hollywood and online.
“This is hard work full of love,” she says of creating a collection that includes styles for both women and men.
“When I opened the shop, I wanted to make cashmere right away. Then we got into a pandemic, so everything was mixed up and delayed,” he explained. “I don’t know how difficult it will be, but I’m always up for a challenge. Now that it’s finally here, I’m so excited and couldn’t be more proud of this line.”
Made with fine Italian yarn and produced locally by a small team in LA, the “very soft” T-shirts, sweaters, joggers, and dresses — ranging in price from $195 to $1,100 — are made to last, says Stracke.
“The idea of sustainability and slow mode, that’s very important to me. Adding to your closet instead of buying things and then throwing them away next year, it’s a very bad habit we have as a society,” he said, noting that his own cashmere pieces would “beautifully coexist” with the beloved couture creations that fill the wardrobe. her clothes.
“I try to teach that to my own kids,” adds the mother-of-three, who shares daughter Porter and sons Philip and James with ex-husband Christian Stracke. “Somethings may cost more, but they last longer.”
Guests at Stracke’s fashion party enjoyed caviar from The Caviar Company, Perrier-Jouët champagne, and sweet treats by Lady M. Among the crowd were “RHOBH” cast members Garcelle Beauvais and Crystal Kung Minkoff, who seemed impressed by their friend’s new design. .
“It feels great to have their support,” Stracke told his friends. “The three of us are a good team.”
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Season 12 premieres Wednesday, May 11, at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.