My jaw fell open yesterday when spotting this spread in August’s Vogue on Marina Rust’s Charlottesville, Virginia home. Talk about a classic, stunning country house. I want to see MORE, but alas there were only a few images.
I have studied these little images quite intensely.
I literally can’t even with this pool situation.
So I went down a Marina Rust Google-hole trying to find more pictures. I came across her other house (you know, besides her Manhattan apartment obviously) in Maine which is also COMPLETELY BANANAS. And this house in Key West that you can actually rent for family vacations. How? How does one person have all these insane houses?
And then there’s her personal style, which is as classic and effortless as her homes. I love it when those two things overlap and create an overall “life aesthetic”. It’s kind of annoying, right? I’d like to look as at home in riding jodhpurs as I do in ball gowns. But I guess as a Vogue contributor you kind of have to be that stylish. (Follow her on Instagram here).
I would look like a complete asshat in a big yellow dress with bows but she looks straight up cool. *Sigh*
Drapey layering are the operative words when it comes to Marina’s style.
Also time-tested classics, like a big fisherman’s cable sweater while taking a jaunt on the beach with her son, of course. (How palpable is my jealousy, really?)
Big skirts and drapey tops. Again, I feel like I’d look ridiculously silly in these, but yet I love them so much. I am an enigma wrapped in a riddle, I tell you.
So here’s a little Marina-style cheat sheet for those who adore her as much as I do.
Virginia home images by Roberto Gigli for Vogue.