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Jul 25th 2017

Fashion Muses – Michelle Violy Harper

Michelle was born in Columbia, but grew up in New York and Europe–and credits her sense of style to her grandmother, whose own father often sent her to Paris to shop at Dior and Balenciaga. Thanks to her, Michelle loves fashion. “I appreciate The Gap and all of that,” she says. “But it’s not what gets me up in the morning.”

Michelle in a studded butterfly hat by couture milliner, Heather Huey

Michelle strikes a pose in a tailored tweed playsuit by Victor de Souza

Photographs by Noël Sutherland

For a gala to benefit Casita Maria, an organization providing assistance to Latin American children in Harlem and the Bronx, Michelle booked a room in the hotel where the event was taking place, so Victor and his team could build a gown on her body (which, incidentally, became the finale of his Spring 2011 show). “There was no room in the elevator for anyone else,” she explains, laughing. “The doors would open and I’d say, Sorry, guys, it’s all fuchsia in here! But it was worth it: we raised a lot of money for Casita Maria. And in the end, isn’t that what these events are for?”

Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images North America

Nothing is more exciting than a girl about town with an amazing fashion sense and a great career. Michelle Harper is the perfect blend of sexy and smart, making her not just a great style influence but a great role model. Michelle’s past work experience includes interning and employment at the MoMA, Malborough Gallery, MUSE Film and Television, and VMS Associates. She has spent time working at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and views Martha the perfect role model. Michelle is the co-founder of a multi-million dollar multi brand cosmetics holding company, CB LLC.

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