|Here: Shorts, Diane von Furstenberg, $325;
Blazer, Prabal Gurung, Top, Jason Wu, $1,295
With model good looks and a musical talent nothing short of superb, Julienne Dweck has been making a name for herself performing in venues throughout New York such as 92nd Street Y and The Knitting Factory in the last few years. Her first album On Paper, is rife with melodious ballads, intimate lyrics and a distinctive quirky sensibility. Inspired by the likes of Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, Carole King, Fiona Apple and Sarah Bareilles, Dweck’s unique sound is melodic and soulful.
Most memorable trip to Saks was… “When my ten year old daughter (current fashionista, future fashion mogul) acted as my personal shopper for a big event I had. She found me the most amazing Marchesa dress and convinced me to buy it. If I didn’t have her there, I’m not sure if I would have gone for it, but I am so glad I did. It’s now the most glamorous piece of clothing in my closet!”
My style is … “Anything from bohemian chic to classic, clean and modern. I love Dior’s fantastical-yet-modern looks and Alexis Bittar jewelry. One great Lucite bangle or a pair of his oversized earrings with any outfit and I’m good to go!”
On my playlist now…“Been loving Bon Iver lately. Adele, I still haven’t gotten bored with playing her albums over and over. I’ve also been listening to Coldplay, Feist, A Fine Frenzy, Missy Higgins, and Rachael Yamagata.”
I never leave home without… “A pocket voice recorder. You never know when inspiration will hit! Last time it came to great use in the parking lot at Shop-rite. My song Dreams of You just popped in my head and if I didn’t have that recorder, it probably would have disappeared just as fast. I am that crazy woman talking to myself at strange places and times.”
Words to live by… “It is a happy talent to know how to play.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Main Image: Antonio Berardi dress, $1,875.
Proceeds of On Paper cds go to the AJWS, a charity that gives aid to countries in need and has been a big part of the relief effort in both Haiti and more recently Japan. Listen to her music online. Stay tuned to Saks on Twitter and Saks on Facebook for a chance to win a copy.
Styled by Sunita Kumar, Photographed by Keetja Allard, Makeup by Esther Ancona, Hair by Pearl Levy, Fashion Assistant, Sue Brito, Produced by Erica Johasky