Fashion and home often intersect. New Rochelle-based interior designer Anelle Gandelman, of A-List Interiors, is exploring that connection with her latest collaboration with Dora Maar, an online platform for pre-owned luxury fashion and home with a focus on creating an intentional and sustainable future for fashion.
Dora Maar’s mission is to share the history, stories, and people behind apparel. The brand has created a Muse network, giving consumers the opportunity to shop the curated closets of influential tastemakers in fashion — Gandelman being one.
Gandelman describes her style as “edited.” She continues, “My personal style is not over the top. You don’t want it to be boring, so it’s somewhere in the middle — it’s very tailored.”
Inspired by fashion houses like Ralph Lauren and Chanel and designers like Thomas Pheasant and Kelly Wearstler, the South African native likens her approach to fashion to interior design: “If you put too much into a room or into an outfit, you can kind of dilute the greatness of certain pieces. I think you need a focal point. That’s my approach with everything.”
For this collaboration, Gandelman has partnered with Freddie, an interior design community that helps designers build their brands and forge new connections through exclusive newsletters, interior design inspiration, and expert advice.
“It’s this wonderful support of arm of this…company and doing so many other things for designers,” Gandelman says. “There’s lots of crossovers that come to things like home, fashion, and designers, and you see fashion designers launching home collections.”
Gandelman’s Dora Maar collection includes pieces such as oversize Alexander McQueen sunglasses, a Chloe shoulder bag, Romo accent pillows, and a set of two Graccioza hand towels.
On being able to showcase her curated collection through Dora Maar and her partnership with Freddie, Gandelman’s word is excitement. “I think one of the most wonderful things about being an interior designer is that you really make a difference in people’s lives,” she enthuses.
You can check out more of Anelle’s Closet on the Dora Maar website.