Featuring Sheryl Roberts
Photography Gigi Stoll
Curator and vintage aficionado Sheryl Roberts captures the present moment in fashion by embracing the past.
Sheryl Roberts embodies today’s no-rules approach to fashion with outfits that emphasize originality, fearlessness and pure joy.
Whether it’s a metallic seafoam green Issey Miyake look or a little black dress dialed all the way up with show-stopping accessories, Sheryl Robert's inimitable aesthetic is dominated by vintage and preloved clothing, including high fashion brands, brilliant thrift discoveries and reworked pieces.
Roberts, a former model and entrepreneur, has turned her passion for acquiring vintage into a career. She’s the founder of The Collective at Indigo Style, a community-minded store in Bedford–Stuyvesant full of the kind of treasures Roberts herself wears in addition to a highly edited selection of local brands, showcasing makers of color. Roberts was drawn to vintage from a young age. The magic, she suggests, lies in its sense of discovery and individuality.
Vintage dress, bangles and handbag. Saint Laurent Tribute platform sandal in gold, worn with fishnet tights.
Fashion has fallen for vintage and preloved clothing, a more intentional and sustainable consumer model that also underscores the importance of good design.
A treasured vintage beaded flapper dress by Swee Lo is given contemporary cool with the addition of white cowboy boots (a nod to Roberts’ Texan roots). Vintage handbag and jewelry complete the look.
Accessories take a simple LBD to the next level with the addition of skyscraper platform shoes, lace tights and high impact costume jewelry.
A simple LBD from Sheryl's boutique is paired with Jeffrey Campbell Platforms and costume jewelry.
An antidote to cookie cutter consumption that requires true creativity, vintage fashion lovers tend to dress primarily for themselves.
Audacious layering is Roberts' signature. An African print dress and necklace is worn with stacked vintage bangles and a much-loved Dolce and Gabbana leather jacket.
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