NYC mother-daughter duo Wendy and Anna Van Patten ease into the season ahead with the new collection’s most vibrant pieces. From impeccable suiting in bold colors to silk separates in the new Bohemia Bloom print, the pair shows how beauty, character and style are indeed a family affair.
While a generation apart, the two bond over borrowing from one another’s closets, styling heirlooms and new favorites alike, each with their own individual spin.
Anna—who is featured in a recurring role on the new season of HBO Max’s Gossip Girl reboot—has been taking notes on style and confidence from her mother, Wendy, a former model, for as long as she can remember. “Every time I take a trip to my mom’s closet, I learn something new about her. She’s confident and inspires me to speak my truth and always embrace individuality.”
Style Notes: Epitomizing the playful bohemian spirit that underpins the season, the collection’s standout transitional layer—a plush, reversible shearling vest—takes individual expression to elevated new heights. Anna pairs it with a pop color mini and chunky, fringed knit, while Wendy styles it back to a lace blouse and relaxed L148 Denim.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Anna’s love for New York City life and culture was also handed down from mother to daughter. “Growing up in New York means endless inspiration. I try to see and learn something new about the city every day. Staying curious is what keeps me creative.”
“My own mother always told me to try anything and don’t be afraid. That advice is something I’ve passed down to Anna, whether that’s in her career or her art or her personal style.” —Wendy Van Patten
On Location: A West Village landmark synonymous with NYC’s downtown bohemian culture, the legendary Jane Hotel sets the scene for a sophisticated, free-spirited collection.