Monica Loves
Sea co-founder Monica Paolini shares her go-to items for the season and an insider’s view of the latest collections. Learn more about what inspires her, what she has her eye on and her favorite places to travel—all in one place
Getaway in style
I love to go to the flea markets in Paris to find vintage pieces, which are often the starting point for the collection. When I’m with my son Luca, we go to the park and I watch him play basketball or we go to a museum. For my next trip, I’m packing these endlessly adaptable pieces. The eased silhouettes and versatility work for all that travel requires—whether it be perusing the shelves of Grand Epicerie or grabbing a bite at Clamato.
Our Pre-Fall editorial collection was photographed at the Shotover House and Estate, an 18th-century country house and park near Oxfordshire, England. This historic home has incredible natural light and intricate decor that was the perfect backdrop for the collection. I selected a few of my favorite looks, and then worked with photographers and stylists to capture this stunning imagery.