December 7, 2012 5:59 pm

Power dressing: Lydia Fenet

I tend to shop across brands to find things to suit my silhouette, says the senior vice-president of Christie’s America

Lydia Fenet is director of strategic partnerships, special events and senior vice-president at Christie’s America. She joined Christie’s in September 1999 as a member of the client advisory team, and her role now takes in benefit auctioneering and fundraising events. She lectures on the history of the auction house.

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Dress by The Row

It’s perfect for work, as it takes me straight into the evening. A lot of my working days carry on into the night and I’m on stage quite a lot so it’s important to look professional. It’s conservative but it has little features that make it more elegant. I’m tall, so I tend to shop across brands to find things to suit my silhouette, and about 60 per cent of my wardrobe is made up of dresses.

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Shoes by Christian Louboutin

These pumps are also perfect for the transition from day to evening. Even though I am tall, I don’t have a pair of heels under 2½ inches. I’ve always been someone who has dressed up at work – it makes you feel more professional and I am representing Christie’s globally, so dressing the part is important.

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Bag by Anya Hindmarch

I use this red bag during the day as I am always carrying around different files and my computer. In the evening, I always use a black crocodile clutch, which I bought from Nicaragua.

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Necklace by Hemline

This is a vintage necklace that I bought in New Orleans. I love wearing costume jewellery and, as an auctioneer, I’m the person in charge so I like to have a presence and be sparkly on stage. I’m usually wearing some stacked Hermès colourful bangles.

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